Given the daily grind of making money and doing grown-up stuff, friendships often have to take a backseat. However, spending quality time with people who were by your side then and now is actually a chance to get away from the daily stresses of life. Just imagine the feeling of being able to sit, talk, laugh, and do fun activities with people close to you
So, if you are looking to revisit the good old days and reunite with some friends, here are some of the best destinations to consider.
If you and your friends long for a relaxing reunion in nature and feel like running for the hills, then head towards the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands have it all for you – from whisky tours to castles galore, pub crawls, and stunning scenery. And given Scotland’s rich culture and history, you will never run out of fun activities to do with your friends, whether you’re only visiting for the day or a long weekend.
If you plan on spending overnight or spending a few days in the Highlands, deciding on the best place to stay with your squad is important. The Scottish Highlands are home to historic towns, quaint villages, and bustling cities, giving you many options to base yourself on as you explore what this beautiful region has to offer. For a unique and exciting experience, consider staying in a castle hotel. Some of these castles enjoy magnificent mountain scenery and offers peace and tranquillity, offering you and your friends a chance to relax as you reunite and share fun stories over a glass of wine.
During the day, take time to explore the mysterious Loch Ness, hike through the Cairngorms National Park, or marvel at the iconic castles on the Isle of Skye. If you’re adventurous enough, climb Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, or experience gorge walking!
Kauai is one of the largest islands of Hawaii and is sometimes called the Garden Island, and rightfully so. It’s draped in sharp mountain spires, emerald valleys, and jagged cliffs. Centuries of growth have formed the lush tropical rainforests, raging rivers, and cascading waterfalls. More than the scenic landscape, the island offers plenty of activities for those who want to explore the outdoors.
Depending on the type of activities you and your friends are into, you can go kayaking at the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach or hike Kokee State Park. For the more adventurous bunch, go zip lining high up Kauai’s lush valleys!
Perhaps, the best part about going to Kauai for your reunion with friends is that this stunning Hawaiian island is home to mind-blowing high-end rentals. Staying in a luxury vacation home in Kauai is a great way to unwind, relax, and enjoy quality time with friends. These vacation homes are fitted with amenities to make your get-together even more memorable
With easy direct flights from major European and US hubs, Phuket is a great destination for an indulgent reunion with friends. The long miles of unspoiled beaches, serene atmosphere nestled amongst lush forests and blue lagoon make this island ideal for some quality time with friends.
To make the most of your reunion in Phuket, rent a private villa overlooking the stunning ocean views. In every group of friends, there are those who would prefer to relax and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings, while others would fill itineraries with many activities. If you’re the latter, there are plenty of fun activities that Phuket has to offer.
Gather your friends around and charter a yacht going to Bond Island. The island is called as such since it was featured in the epic James Bond movie. If sailing is not your cup of tea, then go diving and snorkelling. Phuket has some of the best diving spots in Thailand, with excellent ocean conditions and visibility.
New York City
The Big Apple, a reunion in New York will be filled with lots of fun adventures. Besides, it won’t be called the “city that never sleeps” for nothing!
While some of your budget-conscious friends might cringe at the idea of a New York getaway since the city has a reputation for being expensive, there are actually tons of things you can do in New York for free! Head to Staten Island and marvel at the Statue of Liberty, go on a picnic at Central Park or relax on a public beach. Contrary to what many thought, you don’t need to go to the Hamptons to find a good beach in New York. Coney Island, which is only a few minutes from Manhattan, is home to a beautiful beach where you and your friends can hang out
Imagine going out of your holiday villa and stepping into the powdery white sands before drifting towards the crystal-clear waters. That’s what you and your friends can expect when going to Mallorca for your friends’ reunion. As one of the islands in the Balearic, Mallorca is home to beautiful beaches, sheltered coves, stone villages, and limestone cliffs. While here, you can leave all your worries behind and focus on spending quality time with friends.
For a more relaxing and memorable get-together with friends, stay by the coast in luxury accommodation supplied by Vida Villas, in Puerto Pollensa, a small town in the island’s northern part. With its vast sweeping bay flanked by dramatic mountainous peninsulas, this charming town is one of the most beautiful areas to stay in Mallorca.
While in Mallorca, take time to enjoy some beach time at Cala Vella, hike the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, or explore the stunning Drach Caves. The island is also home to historical sites, such as the magnificent Palma Cathedral. Set beside the harbour in the island’s historic quarter, this Gothic-style church houses the royal tombs and holy relics.