If we've learned anything about films that feature bachelorette parties, it's that whenever travel and alcohol get involved it does not usually end well (watch the trailer for the new film Rough Night and you'll get it). So what if you still want a fun bachelorette party, but excessive drinking, strippers, and traipsing around for a scavenger hunt in uncomfortable heels doesn't sound like the way you want to celebrate your final days of singledom?
Does meditation, yoga, and eating healthy food with your close friends sound a bit more like your style? We've got you covered! There are so many great yoga and health and wellness retreats in some of the most beautiful places on earth—it makes it almost impossible to choose just one. We can guarantee these will be a great time for a bride and her posse, whether they are expert yogis or just want to do Shavasana pose all day.
Yoga for Bad People Retreats in Jamaica and the Catskills
This famous alternative yoga brand—they are all about pumping up the jams while you downward dog, and if you're waking up at sunrise, you'll be the only one—has just kicked off a new series of fun-loving wellness retreats with the trendy boutique hotel booking website, Mr & Mrs Smith. Brand leaders Heather Lilleston and Katelin Sisson just held one at Jamaica's hippest jungle retreat, GoldenEye, and to follow that, they will be hosting one at the modern mountain escape Scribner's Catskill Lodge.
Papaya Wellness Retreats
Want to hang ten in addition to getting your yoga on? Well, then this is the girls' trip for you. Located in exotic Nicaragua, Papaya Wellness also offers boot camps, spa treatments, and, of course, some major pool and cocktail time. Get all the details here.
Sky Ting Yoga Retreats
Looking for two awesome co-founders who are great at yoga but won't stress you out? They got you. After developing a super popular and devoted following at their Chinatown studio, Sky Ting founders Chloe Kernaghan and Krissy Jones decided to take the show on the road with their yoga retreats to Marfa, Texas, Morocco, and upcoming trips to Ireland, Mallorca, and Bali.
Endless Summer Yoga Retreat with Dina Ivas
If your group is really looking for a mind cleanse, then consider this retreat at a beautiful beach house in Turks & Caicos. Ivas leads the retreat with daily yoga sessions, cocktails by the sea, and plenty of downtime for relaxing in the sun.
Luxury Bikram Yoga Retreat in Hawaii
If you and your friends are all devoted yogis and want to spend some time in one of the most beautiful places on earth, then consider this group. Held at the Wailea Inn in Maui, the retreat offers guests the opportunity to participate in Bikram yoga (both one-on-one and in a group), wellness support, and guided nutrition. After morning class is over, you can attend yoga workshops, clinics, and meditation sessions; take mini-trips around the island and/or opt for fun water activities.
The Resort at Pedregal
You'll probably be too busy Instagramming...well, everything, at this beautiful resort in Cabo San Lucas. But when you aren't checking out the views you can do yoga, run on the beach, and just get some much needed R&R.
Groove Yoga Festival
For the bachelorettes that are all about strengthening their core and listening to some fun tunes, then this six-day event is for you. It is a combination of yoga, music festivals, and beach parties. Sounds too fun!
Castello di Potentino Retreat
Yoga is great but you know what's even better? Yoga with wine...and pasta. Welcome to the world's first certified wine and yoga retreat and to make it even better, it's held at the Castello di Potentino, a real medieval castle in Tuscany. There are many yoga and wine retreats (or you could just drink a lot of wine on your yoga-themed retreat), but you can also walk away with a WSET Level 1 wine certification. Not too many bachelorettes help you actually earn something (except for a hangover)!