Whether it’s to ward off the winter chill, to celebrate the beginning of spring, or to welcome the warmth of summer, a girls-only beach getaway is a perfect way to relax and recharge. Plan ahead for an unforgettable weekend or mini trip to soak up the sun in style.
The type of weekend or vacation getaway you plan will depend on a number of factors, including the number of people in your group, anticipated budgets, and the individual interests of everyone in the group. You may want to consider getting answers to these questions in advance. Set up a group document or poll with a few questions, then vote and on locations and activities. Think about if you want to plan a semi-local getaway to the nearest beach or a faraway destination you’ve all been dreaming about for years.
You might also want to plan your getaway with a specific theme, such as:
Plan your transportation and accommodations next, taking the theme, budgets, and everyone’s interests into account. Work with a travel agent or browse discount sites to get affordable airfare or other transportation as well as hotel or beach house accommodations. Rental homes can be an affordable option that lets everyone relax and feel more at home, as well as allowing for freedom like laid-back evenings at the pool or morning brunches relaxing around the kitchen island. Once your transportation and accommodations are secured, double-check all the details, including deposits and insurance. Send out a group text or email that has all the pertinent information, including confirmation numbers and addresses, to make sure everyone is in the loop.
You might be so excited at this point you’re tempted to pack your bags in advance! Take a moment to inventory your women's dresses T-shirts, shorts, and swimwear to make sure you have the items you need (and have time to shop for any necessities). You’ll want to have fresh, fabulous styles to enjoy for your getaway. Make sure you have the essentials for a beach vacation, including:
If you’re coordinating the getaway, you can add an extra touch by getting matching items for everyone to wear and enjoy during the trip. Ideas might be:
Use your imagination! Choose any of these items to offer up as a memento, or use in goodie bags made for the group.
Once everything is in place, make sure all the last-minute details are in place. Make sure your partner has all the kids’ schedules down, or go over what your pets’ needs are with the neighbor who’s watching them while you’re gone. If you’ll be gone more than a weekend, consider a mail hold or have a trusted friend pick it up for you. Write out auto-reply or out-of-office emails so you aren’t tempted to work on your getaway. Check in with all the ladies in your group, and chip in if anyone needs help finalizing last-minute details, whether it’s a ride to the airport or help in deciding what to pack in her bag.
Women work hard, and everyone deserves a break from the everyday grind. A little planning can take your perfect girls’ beach getaway from a dream to a reality. Get the important travel plans down, shop, pack, and take care of last-minute details, then get ready for the time of your life on your girls' beach trip!