Is there anything better than time away with the girls? You can shop 'til you drop, taste every cocktail on the menu, or enjoy endless amounts of lazy-beach-time, all without any complaints from a restless partner. Even better if the getaway is to a tropical island paradise, that doesn't take a day and a half to get to, right? Does such a place even exist? Yes! Girls, pack your bags. We're going to Fiji.
Fiji is just a short four hour flight from Australia's east coast, and has 333 pristine islands for you and the girls to explore. Thanks to a lack of jetlag, it is totally possible to travel here for a long weekend girls' getaway.
Look out for some of Fiji's best special offers, from 3-5 night all-inclusive holiday packages.
A grown-up girls’ escape
Home to the Waitui Adults Only Beach Club, the Sofitel is the perfect getaway for you and your girl gang. The beach club provides an exclusive adults-only oasis, with a daily cocktail hour that serves complimentary drinks at sunset (yes, you read that right. Free. Cocktails.).
As if that's not selling point enough, there's also a Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar, live entertainment and private cabanas (seriously, when does the next flight leave?). If the girls need to be convinced to get off their sunbeds, perhaps you can entice them with the offer of flopping onto a massage table at the So Spa instead. The hotel also offers a nutritionist-designed restaurant menu, and daily personal training, yoga, Pilates, or stretching classes (you know, for balance).
Special occasion getaways
There is no better excuse for a girls' trip than a hen's party.
Hens Party Fiji touts itself as the premier pre and post wedding provider throughout the Coral Coast, Denarau, and Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Their unique, customisable approach to hen's party planning allows for exactly the type of girls getaway you (and the bride) want.
Private sunset girls' party cruises, mud bath adventures, spa pamper packages, or pole and burlesque dance parties can all be incorporated into this special occasion girls' trip. As the service runs from all the popular getaway spots in Fiji why not treat the girls to a stay in the luxurious Shangri-La, InterContinental, Hideaway, or Warwick!
Fiji's best day trips for groups
If you've managed to get the girls away for a trip without the hubbies or littlies noticing, well done. You already know it's going to be amazing, whatever you end up doing (hello, peace and quiet).
Ok… so maybe that's wishful thinking. Perhaps you couldn't quite make it overseas without them noticing, or possibly you've even had to bring them along in your suitcase (sigh).
Maybe you're travelling with a group of family friends, and you're just screaming out for one day alone with the girls. Squeeze the kids into kids club, and send the husbands golfing. Next, book yourselves into any one of the following for the day:
- A chartered boat or cruise day trip with the girls - Sea Fiji Reefs comes highly recommended, with glass-bottom boat adventures, reef viewing, dolphin cruises, and day trips to Fiji's outer islands all on the menu. There are plenty of single (or multi) day cruising and sailing options to take advantage of in Fiji if you want to extend girl time.
- A mud-pool thermal experience - There are plenty to choose from, depending on where you are staying, or coming from. Half and full day options available. Your girls will love the therapeutic properties of the mud. Most tours include a cultural experience as well, such as a trip to the local markets, gardens or a Fijian village.
- Treat yourselves at a Senikai Spa - They are located on 12 islands around Fiji, or they'll even come to you! The exclusive mobile massage therapists can organise a group massage event to make you feel like the VIPs you are. They offer up a variety of traditional Fijian spa treatments such as a coconut, or papaya body scrub, bamboo massage, or a detoxifying sea mineral facial. So even if you don't feel like you've had enough relax time with the girls, you'll look like you have.
Find more inspiration on your girls' getaway, head to fiji.nowtolove.com.au.