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Best Caribbean Island for a Girls’ Getaway

March 15, 2024 | The Aerial, BVI

The Caribbean is an ideal spot for a girls’ getaway—whether it’s for a bachelorette party, wellness escape, or friendship reunion. The warm weather, picturesque natural surroundings, and tourist amenities provide a ready-made setting for relaxation and fun.

Most tourist destinations in the Caribbean are well set up to cater to groups of friends as well as couples, families, and solo travelers. However, these Caribbean islands and coastal Caribbean destinations stand out from the crowd when it comes to girls’ getaways.



Anguilla is located just east of the British Virgin Islands and has the attraction of being quieter than places like Punta Cana and Cancún (which we also will cover in a bit). Anguilla’s quiet seclusion and up-market vibe have made it a popular destination for celebrities. This is a great destination if your girl group wants to relax—which is often a top priority on a girls’ trip.

As far as accommodations, Aurora Anguilla (previously The Reef by CuisinArt) and Four Seasons Anguilla are two of the island’s most high-end luxury hotels. The Anguilla Tourist Board can also provide lodging recommendations. During the day, enjoy seafood feasts, picnics on the beach, bar hopping in Sandy Ground, and go for a sunset charter sail on The Tradition. Bankie Banx’s beach shack Dune Preserve is known for its live music. Be sure to check it out while you’re there!

The Aerial, BVI

The Aerial, BVI

The Aerial, BVI is our all-inclusive wellness resort in the British Virgin Islands. Created to become a catalyst for positive transformation, our private island resort offers several options for crafting the ultimate girls’ getaway:

  1. Health and wellness: This is the ideal theme for a girls’ getaway that is focused on physical and emotional healing or for ladies who are keen to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. Feast on nutritious island-to-table fare, work out in our tribal beach gym, enjoy a range of water and land activities, and relax with wellness treatments at the spa.
  2. Fun and adventure: If it’s fun you’re after, dive into it head first with trips around the island on one of our electric Mokes, participate in watersports and cooking classes, and enjoy cocktails and mocktails at the beach bar.
  3. Purpose and transformation: A girls’ getaway can incorporate all of the above and go further to create lasting change. You can also make your girls’ trip a force for positive change by helping with reef cleanups, turtle tagging, and beach restoration. You will be sure to go home transformed!
San Juan

San Juan

San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the U.S. located northeast of the Caribbean Sea. With its colorful culture and lively nightlife, San Juan is a fantastic destination for a bachelorette party or ladies’ escape.

The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is a great place to stay in San Juan and offers ocean views and a wide range of dining options. From there, you can visit any of the beaches in the area—including Ocean Park Beach, Escambrón, Isla Verde Beach, and Pine Grove—and walk around Old San Juan to enjoy the colorful buildings and historic sites. Old San Juan lights up at night with cocktail bars, including La Factoria and El Batey. Alternatively, go kayaking at night in the magical bioluminescent bay.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is a resort town in the Dominican Republic that is popular with visitors who want to have fun. Located on the easternmost part of the island, this town looks out onto the Caribbean Sea and boasts the idyllic stretches of white sand and palm trees that are characteristic of the region.

This iconic tourist destination offers a wide range of hotels, restaurants, spas, watersports providers, and night venues where ladies of every age can have a good time. The Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort is a popular lodging spot. Also, be sure to check out the Marine Mammal Sanctuary of the Dominican Republic, swim with dolphins, and indulge in a day of private island yoga.


Cancún, Mexico

Cancún is a city on the Yucatán Peninsula in the southeast of Mexico. While it’s not an island, it faces out over the Caribbean Sea (unlike Puerto Vallarta, which is located on the Pacific side of Mexico) and provides the same sense of a tropical escape.

On this peninsula, you will find an array of all-inclusive resorts including the adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort, as well as other favorites such as Excellence Playa Mujeres and Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Activities are plentiful with options including horseback riding along the beach, trips to the Mayan ruins, sailing trips to Isla Mujeres, and excursions to the breathtaking cenotes, as well as plentiful shopping and nightlife back in town.



Aruba—also known as “One Happy Island”—is the “A” in the ABC Islands, which are located just north of the coast of Venezuela. Whereas girls looking for a quiet getaway might favor Anguilla, Aruba is just the opposite: It’s the go-to island if “so much fun” is the kind of trip you and the girls are after.

This party island is known for its high-rise hotel district in the north and turquoise waters in the south. Here are a few highlights of Aruba:

  • Jeep safaris or UTV/ATV tours on the North Coast and at Arikok National Park
  • Picnics on Eagle Beach
  • Pirate cruise and snorkel trips
  • Flamingos, snorkeling, and water park activities at Palm Island
  • SUP yoga
  • Mojitos and Pina Coladas on the beach with private butler service
  • Happy Kukoo Hour Bus Tour
  • Cocktail workshops
  • Sail at sunset with a catamaran cruise featuring prosecco and tapas

Have a Blast!

There really is nothing like a girls’ getaway in the Caribbean for de-stressing and coming back refreshed. These destinations offer everything you need for a safe, comfortable, and fun time away.

As you research island trips and start to plan your big escape, be sure to look for destinations that offer something for everyone in the group and are easy to get to from where you live. Enjoy planning your Caribbean adventure, and have a wonderful time!