Are a few sun-filled days at the beach on your bachelorette getaway short list? If so, get ready to enjoy mojitos and margaritas, spa treatments and catamaran sails, and rooftop lounges and poolside cabanas. We’ve rounded up 21 terrific resort options in seven island and coastal locales that are ideal playgrounds for you and your closest friends to enjoy as you celebrate your upcoming “I do’s.”
Prepare to pack your favorite bikinis, sunglasses, rompers, and sundresses and decide where to get the party started.
Known as “One Happy Island,” Aruba offers superb white-sand beaches, turquoise waters ideal for myriad activities, and exciting nightlife. The best place to enjoy it all? Along legendary Palm Beach, which is lined with leading resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos. This is an island that guarantees sun and fun and even has brightly painted Kukoo Kunuku party buses for a raucous bar-hopping excursion. If relaxation is more your style, spa treatments infused with local ingredients are a specialty.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino offers rooms featuring beachy white-and-blue décor, multiple lagoon-style pools lined with chaises and swaying palm trees, and the oceanfront Eforea Spa for massages in a thatched palapa as ocean waves provide the soundtrack.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino features newly refreshed, contemporary-style rooms, chic poolside cabanas, several al fresco restaurants and bars, special aloe-vera treatments at the ZoiA Spa, and even Full Moon Yoga.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts spacious rooms overlooking the ocean or the gardens, an adults-only H2O Pool with private cabanas, eight restaurants and bars serving up everything from fresh seafood to delicious fruit smoothies, and the Mandara Spa featuring Balinese rituals and botanicals.
There’s no need to worry if your friends’ passports are up to date when you plan a bachelorette getaway to Puerto Rico, where golden-sand beaches are just minutes away from historic Old San Juan with its photogenic cobblestone streets and lively bars and restaurants. Explore the island’s flavors during an Old San Juan Walk & Taste Tour with Spoon, sip piña coladas and mojitos in a poolside cabana, or enjoy relaxing spa treatments.
Condado Ocean Club, an adults-only boutique hotel, has a chic modern décor (and amazing water views), a cabana-lined infinity pool that’s relaxing midweek, and a DJ-fueled party scene on weekends, an onsite restaurant named Social, and an al fresco bar called Sandbox that serves tropical cocktails and shareable local tapas.
La Concha Resort, a sister property to Condado Ocean Club (as part of The Condado Collection) features a mid-century-modern vibe (it opened in 1958) and a cool pool-bar scene at its three pools (the Main Pool is the most social), onsite gaming at Casino Del Mar, and seven restaurants.
Caribe Hilton, where the piña colada was invented in 1954, offers 652 rooms amid a sprawling landscape of palm trees and multiple pools (there’s a swim-up bar and a waterfall), a private beach with cabanas, and an 8,500-sq. ft. Zen Spa Oceano featuring aloe-, coconut-, and mango-infused treatments.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
From the West Coast or Southwest, it’s an easy flight to Cabo San Lucas, where the desert-meets-sea scenery of the Baja Peninsula, ample sunshine, a lively downtown bar scene, and world-class resorts make this an ideal destination for a chic bachelorette getaway—especially for tequila lovers. While Cabo’s beaches aren’t always ideal for swimming, its lavish pools and indulgent spas are pampering oases and a catamaran sail to the landmark Arch and Lovers Beach is a must.
Corazon Cabo, the area’s newest luxury resort, has a prime location on Medano Beach (one of Cabo’s most swimmable) with spectacular views from its 305 rooms and suites, two oceanfront infinity pools, a sky-high rooftop bar, and Cabo’s only microbrewery.
ME Cabo, also located on Medano Beach close to downtown Cabo, has a lively ambience infused with Mexican culture and features four restaurants and bars, a pool with palapa-topped cabanas and a swim-up bar, and a Korpo Spa for well-being and pampering.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, the first Nobu hotel in Mexico, features Zen-inspired contemporary décor and 200 rooms and suites with ocean or desert views as well as world-famous Nobu cuisine and a tranquil spa with an outdoor hydrotherapy circuit that’s perfect for a bachelorette getaway away from the crowds.
The words Jamaica and party are synonymous, right? And because the island, known for its upbeat reggae rhythms, is home to dozens of all-inclusive resorts set on some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, it’s guaranteed to be a memorable setting for a bachelorette getaway. Montego Bay, home to the international airport, offers watersports, pool parties, spa experiences, and plenty of rum-cocktail revelry.
Breathless Montego Bay, a party-centric adults-only all-inclusive, features 150 luxury suites, a rooftop pool and bar, 11 restaurants and bars, and endless activities such as pool parties, watersports, and live music—plus there are discounts and VIP amenities for groups of 10 or more.
S Hotel Jamaica, a chic newcomer to Montego Bay, is an all-inclusive boutique hotel located adjacent to photogenic Doctor’s Cave Beach and featuring locally inspired décor and amenities, multiple restaurants, and bars serving artisanal Jamaican and international cuisine, a sleek pool deck and a spa focused on holistic wellness.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas, also located in Montego Bay, is a property steeped in history and glamour (designer Ralph Lauren owns a villa here and luminaries from JFK and Jackie to Paul Newman and Grace Kelly once stayed here), and while it’s not right for bridal parties intent on 24/7 partying, its lush grounds and four- and five-bedroom villas with private pools sleep eight to 10 guests, providing an idyllic private enclave for sunning and relaxation.
Nassau/Paradise Island, the top resort destination in the Bahamas, is a quick flight away if you live on the East Coast or Midwest and offers a range of accommodations ideal for a bachelorette weekend. The beaches here are sublime, the water is a vibrant shade of blue, there are lively casinos and indulgent duty-free shops, and the conch fritters are addictive.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau features cheerful beach-inspired décor in its rooms and public spaces, 10 restaurants and bars, multiple pools with daybeds, a St. Somewhere Spa, and a relaxed ambience inspired by the music and lifestyle of legendary singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett.
SLS Baha Mar, part of the sprawling Baha Mar complex on gorgeous Cable Beach, is a design-centric resort with 299 rooms that features two dedicated pools and offers access to multiple restaurants and bars, an ESPA spa, and the Baha Mar Casino.
Atlantis Bahamas has a hotel tower for every budget, from wallet-friendly The Coral to centrally located The Royal to splurge-worthy The Cove with its adults-only pool, plus incredible white-sand beaches, 21 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, a Mandara Spa, and the world-class Atlantis Casino.
Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico
Whether you opt for the nonstop energy of Cancun or the more laidback vibe along Riviera Maya to the south, Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a convenient destination lined with golden-sand beaches and imbued with rich Mayan heritage, which is reflected in its cuisine and spas. On a bachelorette getaway here, you can enjoy all-inclusive ease at expansive resorts with Instagram-worthy pools—where you can worship the sun or dance all night at a DJ-helmed party.
Secrets The Vine Cancun combines the look and feel of Miami with wine selections you’d expect in Napa and access to the incredible beach and water of Cancun in a chic, city-meets-sand high-rise all-inclusive (adults only) with five a la carte restaurants (plus a buffet, grill, and café), a wine-centric piano bar and tropical poolside bars, and a sublime spa.
Thompson Playa Del Carmen offers an affordable, adults-only urban-oasis experience in the heart of the lively town of Playa Del Carmen, home to bar-hopping and lots of shopping, and features a rooftop Alessia Day Club with panoramic views and a block-long infinity pool that transforms at night into a party scene with live DJs.
Excellence Riviera Cancun is an adults-only all-inclusive near Puerto Morelos known for its spacious swim-up suites and two-story terrace suites with a rooftop lunge pool, 12 dining venues, five bars, six freeform pools, and Miilé Spa with a focus on botanical ingredients.
For an easy getaway—and access to some of the best beaches and most inviting water in the Caribbean—it’s hard to beat the Punta Cana resort area in the Dominican Republic, known for value-priced all-inclusive resorts with lively pool scenes by day and casino action at night, active watersports, and soothing onsite spas.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, a sprawling property with 13 pools (four with swim-up bars), offers a rock ‘n roll vibe set against the photogenic beaches of Punta Cana and features nine restaurants, 23 bars and lounges, a lively casino, and an array of room and suite configurations that can accommodate 4-to-8 people.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection Adult All-inclusive Resort is set on sublime Playa Juanillo within the upscale Cap Cana resort enclave and features glamorous beach-inspired suites, six pools, five restaurants, a beach bar, and swim-up pool bar, and a relaxing Sanctuary Spa.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach–Adults Only is a super-affordable, adults-only all-inclusive located on one of Punta Cana’s most photogenic white-sand beaches and guests can enjoy the amenities—including multiple pools and restaurants—both here and at neighboring Barcelo Bavaro Palace, plus up to four people can stay in one room for added savings.