Like many others out there, we learnt the hard way that organising a trip for a large group of women is never straight-forward.
Anyone can read a review on TripAdvisor, but until you’re really there, you don’t know that the triple room is actually two beds and a fold out; or that the hairdryer voltage is almost non-existent; or that it’s impossible to get a taxi after 9pm.
It took one 50th birthday celebration to Portugal for 22 ladies to realise that there must be a simpler way to organise these trips.
And this is when we founded Grown-up Escapes.
With over 20 years of experience in customer service, not to mention countless hen dos, girls’ holidays and business retreats behind us, we can truly appreciate the frustrations of organising group getaways.
For us, it’s not just about making sure that we get our escapes right for you, but also that we offer exceptional service the entire way through to make sure your trip goes smoothly.
So, what makes us different?
We’re not just passionate about travelling at Grown-Up Escapes, but we truly believe that women should take the time to rejuvenate. About 5 years ago, I suffered a stroke which made me re-evaluate the time I was investing in my well-being, compared to the time I was spending on my business.
Ever since this, I’ve felt compelled to help other women come together and take that necessary – and often undervalued – time to revive themselves and bond with their friends.
However, we know this isn’t always easy – but this is where we come in to help.
Before we create any escape, we visit each resort to make sure that everything is up to scratch. We check the rooms, restaurants, spas, bars, distance to town, distance to the beach… you name it, we’ve checked it. As you can tell, we don’t take our escapes lightly and want to be able to answer any of your queries – big or small.
Once we’ve established which resorts will make our “short list”, we meticulously create the escapes based on what you’re looking for – from wellness retreats to golf escapes or even a city break, we have something for everyone.
We’ll even organise dinners and activities for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing while you’re there. Seeing as we have a close relationship with our resorts and their local businesses, we also have a wide selection of discounts to offer you!
Finally, you’ll have our total support throughout your escape so you can be certain the trip goes as planned.
So, for all those women who have been set the mammoth task of organising a girls group trip for four people – or even forty people – we’re here for you.
Initially, we’re focusing our efforts on creating perfect escape for you and your squad, but keep posted – it won’t be long until we’re releasing our range of tailored hen dos too!
Find out more about the Grown-Up Escapes Way.
What We Do: The Grown-Up Escapes way
Girls holidays aren’t just for the teens and twenties anymore. With more and more women seeing the value of taking that much needed time abroad, we wanted to offer our expert help in creating your perfect group escape.
It can be tricky trying to organise a break for a group of diverse women especially if you don’t have time for endless research. Once you’ve taken into account the hotels, the restaurants, the transport, the activities, it’s virtually impossible to find someone that will offer you the full package, without paying a small mortgage…
This is where Grown-Up Escapes comes in.
We’ve done all the research on the hotels, destinations and experiences, so you don’t have to. We’ve personally chosen the luxury resorts from a short list, spending hours visiting and checking out each one. We know the number of mirrors in the rooms and the thread count on the sheets – so you can trust you’ll be in good hands.
All you need to do is book your flights!
How does it work?
First things first, we want to hear from you! Tell us about your ideal escape and what type of experience you’re looking for. When you’re working with a large group, it can be hard to predict what’s feasible, but this is where our expertise comes in!
We will work together with you to try and fulfil as many of your wishes as possible. Whether you’re looking for a wellness escape or a business retreat, we can talk you through our selection of our hand-picked experiences so that you can make the final decision on what you want.
Once you’ve chosen, just let us do our magic!
From luxury golf resorts to chic beach hotels, we’ll sort out the nitty gritty and make sure your escape is planned to perfection. Each hotel we pick will offer a selection of activities that you can add to your experience to create the bespoke escape you want.
Once you’ve made the booking, we’ll send out the details to your whole group and let you know any deadlines. We get rid of the faff and frustration, so nothing takes away from the excitement of your trip.
Our aim is to offer you exceptional service throughout the booking process and once you’re on the escape to make your perfect getaway become reality, so no request is too big or too small.
Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Check out our escapes in Portugal, Majorca and Cyprus.