You might’ve already dreamed about it. Or even started thinking your plans through. Packing your bags to go on that long-awaited trip with your mum, childhood friend, bestie (or maybe Women you’re yet to meet).
And whether you’ve decided to travel for some adventure, to bond with a loved one, explore a new place or just take a break to relax, there are certain destinations that are perfect for such an experience.
This Women’s Day, we bring you a list of 10 exciting destinations to look out for in 2018:
1 ) MALTA
Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, there are a myriad reasons to plan a trip to this small European archipelago: hidden coves, the friendliest of locals, crystal clear waters and a blend of Middle-Eastern and Sicilian food (to name a few).
Recommended: Malta is a great option whether you’re looking for a 7-day vacation away from family or a quick girls getaway over the weekend. Grab a boat and head to the Blue Lagoon to enjoy picnics by the sea side with your friends. You’ll love the waters which come in intense of shades of blue. And if it’s a taste of local culture that you’re looking for, Valletta is the place to be. It’s one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2018, which means there’ll be celebrations and over a hundred exciting events taking place – dance, fireworks, theatre, art shows and more!
This South American nation is packed with so much diversity – in its food, people, culture and even landscapes!
From learning the Tango dance to meeting real-life cowboys, walking on glaciers to enjoying speedboat rides, there is plenty of delight, adventure and moments of awe for women to discover (we’re going there this September! CLICK HERE for more details).
Recommended: when in Argentina, treat yourself to arguably the best steak in the world. Enjoy a dinner date with the girls at one of the local cafes in Buenos Aires, feast on some delicious asados (barbecue) and steaks, and soak it all with some wine.
Over the last 2 decades or so, this little East-African nation has slowly transformed itself into a safe and progressive destination for nature-lovers, where the majority of the MPs are women, city buses have free Wi-Fi and plastic was banned more than 10 years ago.
With endless mountains, rainforests and stunning scenery, Rwanda promises a great time for women who love nature: soul-enriching treks, a glimpse of rare wildlife and beautiful landscapes. But that’s not all. The nation also has its fair share of beaches and secluded coves, ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving and other adventure sports.
Recommended: if you and your bestie are wildlife enthusiasts, then plan a trek with her and travel deep into the jungles to admire mountain gorillas, found nowhere else in the wild.
Turkey needs no introduction. Picture colourful bazaars with endless rows of shops, snow, sunshine, otherworldly landscapes and friendly cosmopolitan cities; these are just some of the many reasons why women love this place.
Recommended : the best way to experience Turkey is by going local. Don’t miss out on the shopping experience at the Grand Bazaar, it’s labyrinth of lively shops is perfect for some retail therapy. Test your culinary skills by learning to cook a Turkish dish with your mom. Or enjoy a fun-filled belly dancing class with your crew; there’s a never-ending list of things to try out here.
Jordan is where science fiction meets natural splendour meets fascinating history. This Middle-Eastern nation is popular among women for a plethora reasons : glorious sunsets, the starlit desert skies, Bedouin hospitality and great food are just some of them.
Recommended: to beat the heat , head to the Dead Sea; it’s the best place to relax with the ladies, sipping on cocktails, enjoying mud baths and maybe, even catch up on some gossip while floating on the waters!
6) NEW ZEALAND
Think long drives with your best friends in an exotic land, studded with snow-capped mountains, lakes and open roads. New Zealand brings you just that. Here, adventure is just around the corner, whether you choose to go kayaking through glowing caves, hike through mountains for some fresh air, or just paddling your way past dirt trails and bridges surrounded by greenery.
Recommended : hire a car and enjoy a roadtrip with your buddies. Or if you’re looking for a more laidback journey, plan a cruise to Milford Sounds. Nothing beats the feeling of relaxing on deck, with the wind in your hair and splendid views that greet you from all directions.
If you’re looking for a week off, to just relax by the beach side, gazing at beautiful red sunsets with a glass of fine wine, then you need to seriously consider spending a summer in Greece.
Plus, the delicious seafood and the nightlife is an added bonus: this country never sleeps, and you can choose to shop, go on long walks, dance and dine at restaurants past midnight.
Recommended: enjoy a lunch date with your friend at one of the tavernas. They almost always provide beautiful views. Spend the afternoon shopping and buying souvenirs. And don’t forget to end your day watching the sunset from the coast.
For those of us who grew up learning about mummies, impressive pyramids, the legacy of Gods and picturing camel rides in the desert, travelling to Egypt is a dream come true.
If you love history and you haven’t planned a trip to the land of the Pharaohs, then this destination definitely deserves a place in your travel bucket list.
There is equal parts of shopping, historic sites, adventure and luxury to be experienced – sailing across the Nile, sipping on sundowners, listening Nubian music and just enjoying ‘me time’ and the company of fellow women is a perfect way to end a day here.
There are many reasons why this Mediterranean country makes it to this list. And one of them is Chefchaouen. This beautiful town is cloaked entirely in blue (with blue alleyways, walls and even flowerpots); you could spend an entire day walking through streets and never get bored.
Casablanca is another reason to be here. With an exciting shopping scene, modern cafes, rugged landscapes and beautiful coasts, there’s so much to see and explore with a women group.
Recommended: experience a candlelit dinner at the Rick’s Cafe; it’s bound to remind you of a classic romantic movie and take you back to the 1940s.
One word. Paradise. Dream of a place far away from pollution, traffic, crowds and concrete jungles, and that dream exists in Bali. Whether it’s the endless terrace farms, the coconut trees, secluded beaches and delicious food, Bali is a haven for those seeking calm and relaxation.
Recommended: Bali is the best place to take a break from your busy schedule and indulge in some pampering. Enjoy a relaxing spa session with pedicure and a full body massage. Or grab a magazine and lie down in a hammock by the shores, listening to the waves, with a cool glass of lemonade by your side.
Which of these are part of your dream list for 2018? What would you add to this list? Tell us about it in the comments section and if you’re looking to meet a fun crew of women in a destination of your choice, we have lots of options! CLICK HERE to browse around and plan your girls getaway.
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