Bidding goodbye to the single life
(The best destinations for a great hen-do)
Once the wedding date is fixed, the feverish preparations begin. Starting it all is the widely anticipated bachelorette party. Your one last hurrah for single life and all of its carefree joy. There’s no one better to cherish these moments with than your gang of girls who have been with you through and through. Of course, selecting the perfect place matters. Read on to see our top picks from the list of splendid Taj properties to explore.
In Goa, India’s sunshine state
Goa is a no-brainer when it comes to catching up on some good ol’ girl time. When you’re planning your bachelorette or one for your bestie, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa is a great option. Pool time, exotic cocktails, blissed out spa moments, bespoke dinner menus and seemingly endless days on the beach before the knot is tied. Create your own Mediterranean getaway on the southwest coast on Goa on Benaulim beach and make it bachelorette to remember forever.
Amidst the backwaters of Bekal, Kerala
If you’re looking for a stunning property surrounded by incredible natural vistas, a sublime spa, and whole days spent just chilling with friends—Taj Bekal Resort & Spa is perfect. The property sits on the edge of Kappil beach, with manicured lawns bordering your villas, designed like those of the ketuvellam houseboats. Its spa is renowned for its Ayurvedic treatments, like ‘Alepa’, a serene ritual that de-stresses you. An ideal way to reconnect with friends and kickstart the wedding planning.
In Dubai, the city that sets the bar for all things fun
A weekend in Dubai is perfect for a hen-do—shopping, clubbing, spa and incredible views. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa at The Palm in Dubai is a spectacular property with an Olympic sized pool, private beaches, luxurious salons and shuttles to malls for those looking for retail therapy. Champagne in your jacuzzi looking out into the Arabian Sea, lush massages with gold infused oils and eco-friendly herb-dyed linen and meals worthy of the princesses you are—a bachelorette that will put all other bachelorettes to shame.
In Jaipur, the city that offers you royal opulence
If you are looking for a regal setting for the bachelorette party, how about a stay in Rambagh Palace, in Jaipur? Rajasthan’s royal past echoes in the corridors and rooms that were once home to Maharani Gayatri Devi. Get ready for royal feasts at the 18th century former palace ballroom with mesmerising crystal chandeliers, martinis at the Polo Bar, and signature treatments at the Jiva Grande Spa. Explore the city, Hawa Mahal is close by, and don’t forget to shop—Jaipur’s incredible ware includes beautiful textiles and hypnotic gemstones.
Kanha, for a luxuriously ‘wild’ time
There’s nothing like glamping to redefine just how exciting a hen-do can be. Banjaar Tola in Kanha National Forest, Madhya Pradesh is a group of 18 glamourous tents on the banks of the Banjaar river. Complete with lavish beds, private decks with lounges, luxurious bathrooms with tubs where you can soak in rose petals—these are not the tents you went camping in. Go for twice daily safaris and get ready to meet elephants, tigers and deer up close. And then come back to chill by curated private meals featuring everyone’s favourite dishes.