Group getaway destinations for all kinds of travellers

May 2 2019, 8:59 pm

Girls getaway, boys getaway, couples retreat, yearly (extended) family vacation. A group getaway can be the best kind of trip, and we want to help you choose the right spot to do it.

Some cities around the world are more suitable for this type of travel. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible and unique places to stay, has rounded up some of the best options.

So, whether you’re after an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a relaxing holiday on a yacht cruising the French Riviera, we’ve found the highest-rated destinations to accommodate you.

Adventure – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates dunes / Booking.com

Warning: for adventure seekers only. Hit the dunes on a desert safari and tick this off your ever-growing bucket list. Seeing this done in the movies doesn’t do it justice, the experience will surpass all expectations — we assure you. For the evening, either spend the night under the stars or head to the luxury hotel Atana Hotel, which has been highly rated by group travellers.

Indulgence – Nice, France

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We all need a little relaxation in our lives, and if you’re seeking some chill-time for your next vacation, hiring a private yacht to cruise along the French Riviera may just do it. Fine rosé, beautiful pearly white beaches, snorkelling if the weather is right, there’s no shortage of sights and activities for your entire group. And at night, there’s no reason to be away from the sea. Stay at Hotel de la Darse, a highly rated hotel for groups, in a room facing the Villefranche-sur-Mer bay.

Vodka Tastings – Saint Petersburg, Russia 

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Saint Petersburg is home to some of the city’s finest vodka. Here, you can take a tour of the Kristall Vodka distillery and learn about the rich history of Russian alcohol. Once the group calls it a night, head home to the Nomera na Nevskom 111, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Food – Singapore, Singapore

Singapore/booking.com

Referred to as the melting pot of cultures and cuisines, this spot is not limiting for groups with something for everyone around every corner (or at every market). Open-air food courts called ‘hawker centres’ are filled with mouth-watering dishes. And if you’re feeling like a night out, share some chili crab by the bay —we don’t suggest wearing a white shirt. After your meal, head home to the grand Marina Bay Sands, where everyone can cool down in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool.

Entertainment – Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas DJ/booking.com

How could we not choose Sin City for entertainment? Especially for groups. Extravagant shows like Cirque du Soleil are just the beginning. You also have fine dining, endless places to party and of course, casinos – the perfect playground for the 52% of Canadian travellers who’ve reported on recent Booking.com research that they value experiences higher than material possessions when on holiday. Book a suite or an individual room at the iconic Bellagio – with so much on offer, you can keep even the pickiest group entertained without even leaving the hotel.

Now it’s time to gather the troops and start planning.

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