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Where to Have That Last Fling before the Ring

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Destination bachelorette parties are all the rage these days. But don't just go to Vegas. Instead, up the ante by planning something really out of this world and outrageous for the bride's last fling before the ring. From an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, to a blissed out spa escape in Bali, to an exotic safari in Tanzania, here are our picks for a bachelorette party to remember. The last fling before the ring:
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Nunue, Bora Bora, Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
This private island features stunning views of Mount Otemanu and Matira Bay from its own motu just a few minutes' boat ride across Bora Bora's truly stunning fifty shades of blue (one minute it is turquoise, the next emerald or aquamarine) from...
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00053, Italy
Until recently I was a cruise virgin. I had traveled to six continents and driven thousands upon thousands of miles around them. But never had I ever set foot upon a cruise ship. It was an experience I was not expecting to fall head over heels in...
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There are just 14 villas, all done up in modern Thai style, and at nearly 6,000 feet, quite huge, at the Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary. Sitting on one of Phuket's most beautiful beaches at Bang Tao Bay, the villas each come with a private jetted pool,...
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, Indonesia
With Indonesian names that translate to earthy concepts like “wind song” or “forest in the mist,” the terracotta and thatched-roof residences at the 22-acre Como Shambhala Estate encourage quiet reflection. They jut from...
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71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Sitting at the tip of the peninsula of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, which juts out into the Mediterranean, the iconic Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, is now under the management of the Four Seasons brand. Located halfway between Nice and Monaco in the striking...
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18 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Le Quartier Francais is the ultimate Franschoek restaurant, winner of myriad awards for its acclaimed, and expensive, degustation menu. But if you haven't got deep pockets to spend on dinner, we discovered that an evening in the bar was a delight...
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Carretera Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen Km. 48, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
I decided to do a Girl's Getaway this year for my birthday, and celebrated at the Vidanta Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya. But this beachfront property about halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen would also be an awesome spot for a destination...
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With just nine suites in the middle of untouched and wildly gorgeous, pink-sand wonder of 11 Mile Beach, Lighthouse Bay Resort is Barbuda's most exclusive lodging option and the ultimate spot to just unplug from digital reality for a few days. On...
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International Dr, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
There are many reasons to stay at Stargazer, but my personal favorite is the great snorkeling located less than a five minute swim from this gated property's deserted half-mile stretch of sugar sand and fossil covered beach. The lights of Grace...
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Northwest Point, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Found in the northwest point of Providenciales, out beyond the fishing village of Blue Hills and far from the development of Grace Bay, Amanyara lives up to its name: a combination of the Sanskrit word for peace and Arawak for place. Not...
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andBeyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
This lodge offers a private island stay, paired with the option of experiencing the Swahili architecture, music, and culture of Stone Town (Zanzibar’s main town, 20 minutes from Mnemba by boat plus a 90-minute drive). Ten...
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176 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Towering over the tin roofs of the historic Rocks district, the Shangri-La Hotel has helped set the standard for Sydney hospitality, not to mention harbor views. Alongside the Asian influences, personal attention, and secret scent (it’s not just...