There are few things we look forward to more than a catch up with our closest girlfriends. They are the ones who know us inside out, share in our happiness and support us when we need it most. With out them life just wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.
But with busy family lives and demanding work schedules it can be hard to fit in even a quick coffee once a month.
What we all really need is to arrange some time out without our other ‘significant others’, when we can spend a few days away from it all catching up properly.
Here are four different grown up girls’ getaways where you can chill out and reconnect with your best buddies.
So get your diaries out and start circling some dates.
The Healthy Retreat
If the topic of conversation when you all get together is how tired, stressed and burnt out you all are then how about collectively taking some time out and positive steps to feeling better?
A weekend at the Grayshott Spa in Surrey could be just what you all need. Their packages include the De-stress, The Balance and The Body MOT. Not only can you have all the usual treatments you’d expect to find at a top class spa, there is also the option of health and fitness assessments and nutrition evaluations with their resident nutritionist.
It’s not really hard to see why Conde Nast Traveller recently voted Grayshott to be one of the best spas in the world. And they do still serve champagne in the Bubbles Bar just in case you all need a break from being super healthy!
The Hedonistic Hideaway
So you fancy a weekend of sun, sea and partying but you want to do it in style. Speak to the team at Chic Ibiza. With 25 years of experience planning perfect holidays on the White Isle they can create the dream weekend for you and your girlfriends.
Yes they have some of island’s most stunning villas at their fingertips, but it’s actually their concierge service that will prove most useful. With their knowledge of the social scene and insider connections, the team can arrange everything from entry to the most exclusive restaurants and popular nightspots, to chartering yachts and scuba diving trips. Simply tell them your dates and they can plan the perfect itinerary.
The Gourmet Getaway
If you and your friends love rustling up new dishes then a weekend of culinary creativity at the Thyme Cookery School could be in order.
Sign up to one of their classes – such as Flavours of Thailand, Seasonal Forage or Short and Sweet Meringues and Macaroons – or even book your own private lesson with a top class chef in their state of the art kitchen.
Personally we’d like to brush up our patisserie skills with their ‘fairy cake godmother’ Sue Naismith.
Aside from the fun of cooking, Thyme is also one of the prettiest boutique hotels in the Cotswolds and you can be sure the breakfasts will be fantastic.
The Home from Home
Sometimes it would just be nice to hang out at home with your friends but with husbands and children to consider it can be hard to get any sofa time with your pals just drinking tea and talking for hours.
This where hiring a house for the weekend comes in very handy. You don’t really have to do anything apart from enjoy the lovely place you rent and simply chill out as if you were at home.
Or maybe look for a rental with activities you all enjoy on the doorstep. Opt for somewhere by the coast for bracing beach walks or a city pad you can use as a base from which to sightsee and shop.
There are hundreds of lettings agencies out there who can help you find the perfect weekend spot but we really like Kate and Tom’s. They are a great company who will look at all your requirements and find the accommodation that is just right for your group. They can also arrange all manner of activities, private chefs, spa treatment and excursions. The dream home for the weekend is very much a reality with their assistance.