Bachelorette Parties in the Tropics

Pack your shades, sunscreen and best friends, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to travel for a destination bachelorette party! Before you think it’s just another Vegas trip, think again! You’ll want to check out these hot spots for your party.  Did we mention we’ve already done the leg work for you?

One of our favorite hotel chains in the tropics are RIU Hotels & Resorts. Naturally, we’ve included our top resorts for bach parties!  Just when we thought we couldn’t love RIU more, they created a package exclusively for bachelorette parties.  RIU offers their #BachParty pack for only $1,199 USD (pricing subject to change). The exclusive package includes a 2-hour private beach party with a DJ and open bar!  You and your bride tribe will match during your stay with bachelorette t-shirts, mugs and hats. Let’s not forget the complimentary cake and champagne toast, among other goodies! The event coordinator onsite at the hotel will help create a bach party vacay you and your ladies will never forget!


Why: Home to pristine beaches and more sunny days a year than any other Caribbean island, Aruba is a perfect spot for one last hoorah! The constant breeze due to its location in the trade winds makes this destination incredibly unique.

Must Do’s: Make sure to take advantage of the winds by going kite-surfing with your group. If you thought the ocean was beautiful from the shore, just wait until you see it from above. Just when you thought you have experienced the beach from every angle, give snorkeling a shot. Aruba is a popular destination for scuba-diving and snorkeling because of its clear and peaceful water. Head to Mangel Halto beach to see lots of wildlife—including turtles!


Where to stay: RIU Palace Aruba

Boasting a beautiful beach, an Olympic size pool, a PADI dive center, a casino, nightly entertainment, a lavish spa and fitness center, and a sensational selection of restaurants and bars, guests will enjoy memorable days and unforgettable nights at this inspired retreat.


Why: Full of rich culture, entertainment and mesmerizing turquoise water; the Bahamas will be sure to wow your bachelorette guest list and your Instagram followers.

Must Do’s: Feel like a true Bahamian by taking part in the Junkanoo Carnival, when you travel at the end of April. This big party spans across the islands; which are all easily accessible by boat. Enjoy live music, parades and partying until late into the night. Locals encourage guests to get into the party by wearing anything flashy; beads, glitter, feathers, glow sticks. You’ll surely stand out on social media!

Where to stay: RIU Palace Paradise Island


Catering to spa enthusiasts and active travelers, this sun-sational beachfront resort provides an endless supply of relaxation and fun. Spacious, all-suite accommodations featuring a private balcony and a regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, unique restaurants serving everything from Japanese to gourmet cuisines, gracious bars, a full-service spa and fitness center, a sparkling pool and nightly entertainment, there is always something to do and see at this breezy island getaway!


Why: If you have an adventurous crew, Costa Rica is perfect for you. Things to add to your itinerary; explore jungles, hike volcanoes and see the country from an aerial view when you zip line through it. Any thrill seeker will certainly be pleased by the endless adventure.

Must Do’s: Visit Arenal Volcano National Park for a hike filled with breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano as you make your way through the rain-forest.  For thrill seekers, take your adrenaline to new heights by zip lining through the country that made it popular!

Where to stay: RIU Guanacaste


Nestled amidst tropical palms and fragrant gardens, guests are treated to spacious guestrooms and suites featuring a regularly restocked in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser, a pampering spa, fun-filled children’s amenities including a playground, activity club and pool, lighted tennis courts, a disco and 24-hour, all-inclusive restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisines ranging from Asian fare to a robust Steakhouse. Creating the perfect setting for unforgettable vacation experiences, this polished resort has something for every member of the family.


Why: Known for its beautiful beaches and tranquil atmosphere, Punta Cana is a top destination for those looking to relax in the Caribbean. The locals will be sure to teach you some Spanish during your stay, and have fun challenging you to learn more about the lively culture.

Must Do’s: Plan the ultimate retreat for relaxation with a spa day! Head to Renova Spa, located at Riu Palace Macao, for a facial or massage. Opt for a full body massage in Renova’s private outdoor beach pavilion. A massage while listening to waves crash against the shore will surely take away any built up wedding stress!

Where to stay: RIU Palace Macao


The Hotel RIU Palace Macao is an impressive complex located in the city of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Enjoy a beachfront location on Arena Gorda, a paradise of palm trees and turquoise waters. Located within the RIU Resorts complex along with RIU Palace Punta Cana, Hotel RIU Bambu, Hotel RIU Naiboa, and Hotel RIU Palace Bavaro, and like its neighbors, it offers an entertainment program that you can enjoy all day long. The All-Inclusive system gives you the opportunity to try out various activities and sports such as table tennis, gymnastics, water polo, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, body-boarding, and more!


Why: Who wouldn’t want to visit a country known for laid-back vibes, jerk chicken and the best reggae music?!  When you visit the homeland of Bob Marley and some of the friendliest locals, you can be sure you will quickly feel at home in this ever-summer heaven.

Must Do’s: If you’re a coffee junkie, you have to check out their Blue Mountain coffee tour! You’ll learn all about the coffee process and enjoy a cup or two after the tour. Once you have a caffeine rush, add adrenaline by visiting Rick’s Café in Negril. The world famous café is located in the gorgeous seven-mile beach stretch. Grab a Red Stripe and test your fear by taking a leap off their 35 foot high cliff. It’ll definitely be a story your friends will tell at the wedding and for years to come!

Where to stay: RIU Montego Bay


Just a short drive from downtown Montego Bay and nearby a wide variety of local shops, golf courses and dining options, this appealing resort offers a relaxing setting for families and couples seeking fun in the sun. Surrounded by a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach and lush tropical gardens, guests enjoy a fetching selection of restaurants and bars, a night club, modern fitness facilities, a game room complete with slot machines, a pampering menu of services at the resort’s upscale spa, daily and nightly entertainment and family-friendly amenities including a playground, supervised children’s activities program and a kid’s pool.


Why: The culture, service and food (our favorite) in Mexico are unmatched. There are so many happenings both on and off the resorts, from shopping to the shore, you will never be bored!

Must Do’s: Venture off the resort and check out La Quinta Avienda. A main road for pedestrians only in Playa del Carmen; tourists and locals alike can check out dozens of shops, restaurants and bars.  While you can shop and have lunch during the day, be sure to check out La Quinta Avienda afterhours, the nightlife is extremely entertaining!  When you stay at Riu Playacar, you’re across the street from an ATV jungle adventure. ATV excursions are a blast if you’re looking to do something off the beaten path and get a little dirty while you’re at it!

Where to stay: RIU Playacar


Combining friendly hospitality with alluring amenities, this popular, family-friendly resort provides the perfect setting for memorable Mexican escapes. From the brightly colored guestrooms to the thatched-top dining options, lively entertainment, large beachfront pool, the children’s pool and playground, and the splendid activities program, this all-inclusive is sure to please.


Why: Similar to other Caribbean islands we’ve explored, St. Martin offers hot weather and impeccable white sand beaches, but what makes it different? For starters, this island is split between rich cultures of both French and Dutch. If you’re into being au natural, beaches in St. Martin are clothing optional. If you prefer a more conservative experience, there are many casinos, caves and duty-free shopping centers.

Must Do’s: If you want to burn some calories after sipping on Guavaberry Rum cocktails (local favorite), bring your friends to Loterie Farm. Located near the base of Pic du Paradis Mountain, you will find 150 acres where you can bike, walk or hike. If you’re in the mood for a shopping spree, check out Front Street in St. Martin and find great deals on jewelry and other gifts.

Where to stay: RIU Palace St. Martin


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This post was written by Katie Brierton

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