Planning a hen party for the BFF? You’ll love these all-inclusive resorts that take the hassle out of planning. (We’ve even done the math for a two-night stay for four!)
For those who are tight on time
Club Med™ Bintan Island Resort (Bintan Island, Indonesia)
Jl. Site A11, Lagoi, Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province 12920
Rate: $2,385 for two interconnecting Club Rooms
Just a ferry ride away from Singapore, this resort is great for those who don’t have more than a weekend to spare. The package includes ferry tickets, transfer to and from Bintan ferry terminal, land and sea activities such as archery and sailing, meals, and most importantly, alcohol. Food is available at almost all times at various parts of the resort, while most drinks are free-flow. There’s also a performance and party every night, so it’s a good opportunity to sabo the bride-to-be by making her dance in front of the hotel guests. Tired after a night of partying? Indulge in morning yoga by the beach for a great pick-me-up.
For the ones who want to do everything
El Nido Resorts Apulit Island (Philippines)
Taytay, Palawan 5312
Rate: $2,469 for a Loft Water Cottage
If you’re looking to travel slightly further, visit the beautiful Apulit Island in the Philippines and rest your mind and body at El Nido Resorts. Made up of a row of water bungalows for a Maldives-esque experience, you and your pals will get to enjoy a breathtaking view, water sports like wind surfing and snorkeling, and the chance to explore the caves in the area. The rate includes round trip boat transfers, meals (excluding drinks) and the use of non-motorised water sports equipment. If you’re making a reservation via Booking.com, you’ll need to book two Loft Water Cottages for a party of four, as the fullboard rate for each cottage only covers two guests. However, you can indicate that you only require a single cottage.
For the stressed ones in need of an unwind
Fusion Maia Resort (Da Nang, Vietnam)
Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward
Rate: $2,361 for a Spa Villa
Wedding planning is stressful business, so why not pamper the bride-to-be with a spa retreat at this resort? What sets Fusion Maia apart from others is their “all spa inclusive” concept, which means you can go for unlimited spa treatments during your stay (subject to availability). You can also join the resort’s complimentary Natural Living Program, which includes activities like meditation, yoga, tai chi and beach walking, depending on which day of the week you’re staying with them.
All rates are based on the official resort websites, for a two-night stay for four adults, from May 29 to 31, 2018. Prices are based on exchange rate at time of print.
Images Club Med, Fusion Maia, El Nido Resorts Text Hidayah Idris.