The Bachelorette Party Guide to Planning a Thailand Girls Trip
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Sure, a honeymoon in Thailand is romantic, but here’s a hot tip: A bachelorette party trip to this tropical, fun location with your best ladies might be an even better idea. Friendly faces, gorgeous beaches, bustling cities and adventurous jungle locales make Thailand a diverse destination with something for every kind of bride squad. Plus, Thailand is more affordable than you think. Your girls trip could very well become a reconnaissance mission for planning a return vacation with your husband-to-be! Check out our Thailand bachelorette party planning guide for the best hotel recommendations, activity tips, top eats and much more.
Where to Go:
Luckily when it comes to Thailand’s landscape, the sky’s the limit. Literally. You can hike the jungle mountains of Chiang Mai to reach a 900-year-old Buddhist temple or go snorkeling or scuba diving off the coast with over 1400 different Thai islands to choose from. Explore the emerald green waters of Krabi’s famed Railay Beach (not to mention Phuket, Koh Samui, Ko Phi Phi and many more). And don’t forget Bangkok! Beyond being the main metropolis you’ll likely fly in and out of, this expansive city compares to New York City in terms of the range of luxury hotels (for less), shopping and cultural opportunities — including catching a glimpse of Thailand’s new king during the Royal Barge Procession, scheduled for December 12, 2019. FYI: Hopper flights from Bangkok to the North and various islands are inexpensive and abundant. See below for our hotel recommendations.
What to Do:
The best part about throwing a bachelorette party in Thailand is that there’s so much to do — or not! Your crew can opt out of partying or adventure travel activities and relax instead at a seaside hotel like Krabi Resort and just do “nothing” — aside from swim, sunbathe, drink mango cocktails and eat delicious Thai food, that is! Wilder ladies can snorkel, rock climb or explore the caves at Princess Beach, also known as Phra Nang Cave Beach. Those looking for deals on gifts and souvenirs best not miss Krabi's night market. In general, the night markets are the place to see, be seen, shop (and eat!) ’til you drop in Thailand. Chiang Mai's night bazaar is a maze of amazing retail options, snacks, bars and people-watching. You’ll find a similar experience in Bangkok on Khao San Road but more bars for all the bachelorette party gals. Really, there’s so much to do and see in Thailand. Check out our top picks below.
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