Planning a girls’ holiday but not sure what to do when you arrive? Check out our list of the top 10 things to do on a girls’ holiday & we’re sure you’ll find something to inspire your whole group.


If you’re like many women, trying to get together with the girls is like trying to nail jelly to a tree. Work, kids & daily life always seem to get in the way of that much-needed catch up with your closest friends, so taking some time out to reconnect with your favourite ladies is part & parcel of any successful girls’ holiday.2. Source your own signature cocktails 

Ever re-discovered a drink that transports you way back to a previous holiday in just one sip?

Go in search of that signature holiday cocktail and have a go at making them yourselves so that when you return home you can get together to relive a memorable holiday and have a go at recreating them at home.

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3. A bit of retail therapy 

When was the last time you got a fashion fix without dragging the little darlings kicking & screaming into Selfridges? When girls’ get together its the perfect excuse to punish the plastic fantastic and splash out of a few must-have pieces from some sensational European designers that you probably won’t find on UK high streets.

Plus when you play fashion parade in the changing rooms your sure to get a truthful opinion from your soul sisters, rather than just a few cursory grunts from the hubby!

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4. Revive and refresh 

Girls’ holidays are a real tonic for the stresses of busy lives, but why not go one better & book yourselves some world-class spa treatments to enhance that summer glow? Opt for a little pampering and prosecco on your break and you’ll come back feeling ready to take on the world and your holiday washing super-woman style!

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5. Get Crafty! 

Portugal & Majorca offer some fantastic group experiences for those of us who want to unleash some creativity on a girls’ holiday & have a giggle in the process. Want to try your hand at some authentic Spanish pottery? Add in some good-natured competition & award prizes for the best (& worst) pot & watch the hilarity unfold!

And if things don’t go to plan you can always take your frustrations out on the clay!

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6. Women’s wellness

Who wants to come back from a girl’s holiday feeling worse after overindulging? Women’s wellness doesn’t mean kale smoothies & 6 am boot camps, you & your girlfriends can try your hand a beginners yoga session in some sensational settings or indulge in some holistic therapies to nourish the body and mind on your break and glow from the inside out.

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7. A boozy treasure hunt 

Ok, so there’s no real ‘treasure’ on this hunt but there’s plenty of opportunities for some comedy gold as you split your girls into two teams to find some local tourist spots, items and sample a few local delicacies (read: cocktails) armed with a list of treasures to discover and an iPhone. Get the team leaders to take snaps to prove you’ve followed the instructions and follow the cryptic clues on where to head after the challenges have been completed.

Make it more interesting by getting the losing team to buy the drinks when they finally reach the final destination on your list.

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8. Food, glorious food!

No girls’ holiday would be complete without some authentic cuisine that you haven’t had to cook yourself! From private dining under the stars to a lively tapas & salsa dancing evening, make reservations well in advance & make it a night to remember.

And if your a cookery queen who could give Nigella a run for her money, why not see if you can squeeze in a cooking class so you can recreate those fabulous flavours at home?

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9. Goddess of the sea

Trying something new is a great bonding experience on a girls’ holiday, add in some water and sunshine and you’ve got an array of activities that you’ve never had the opportunity to try before right at your disposal.

Take to the ocean with a private yacht charter, try your hand at sea fishing or even see who has the best sea legs with a spot of paddle boarding and find out which of your ladies deserves the title ‘Goddess of the Sea’ on your girls’ holiday.

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10. Take a trip 

There’s going to plenty to see and do on your girls’ holiday, but if you want to go a little further afield without having to hire several cars to transport your group then you can pre-book an excursion that can take you away from the hustle and bustle.

Breathe in the fragrant air and serenity of a Spanish vineyard or visit some sleepy Portuguese villages to soak up some culture.

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For some more inspiration on things to do on a girls holiday, speak to the destination experts at Grown-up Escapes today or sign up for our monthly newsletter designed specifically for ladies that love to travel.

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