There’s nothing better than escaping for a day, a weekend, or even a week with your best girls for a luxury holiday on some beautiful islands, where you can indulge in spa treatments, go sunset sailing, visit wineries, or attend wellness classes. But with so many options to choose from, agreeing on which island to visit can be tricky.
To help make it easier for you, here are some of the best islands for female travelers looking for luxury.
Also known as the “Emerald Isle”, the beautiful island of Korcula is one of the largest islands in Croatia. Due to its remote location, which is a little farther away from Brac and Hvar, Korcula is far from the tourist radar. Therefore, you and your girlfriends can have the island almost entirely to yourselves!
The three main towns that make up the island of Korcula are Vela Luka, Lumbarda, and the Korcula town. At only 20 miles long, the island is small but packed with adventures and lots of exciting activities to keep everyone entertained. Explore the Old Town of Korcula, home to red-roofed Venetian-style buildings reminiscent of those buildings in Dubrovnik. In fact, because of the town’s similarities to Dubrovnik, it is also called the “Little Dubrovnik”. Throughout the year, Korcula hosts several cultural activities, including music fests.
For those who love wine, take part in one of the wine-tasting tours being offered on the island. Home to Croatia’s best vineyards, the Korcula wines are prized for their white grapes, the key ingredient in the exquisite wines that Croatia is known for. If you want to explore the nearby islands, consider chartering a Croatian yacht. You can also visit the Old Town of Dubrovnik and the ancient city of Split during your yacht adventures.
Bora Bora may be a popular destination for a honeymoon, but this idyllic French Polynesian island is also an excellent destination for a girlfriend getaway. Here, you can get pampered in overwater spa suites, frolic in the turquoise lagoon, or snorkel in the beautiful lagoons.
Bora Bora is famous for its over-water bungalow suites, so what better way to enjoy your getaway than staying in one of these lavish suites? Each room is outfitted with comfortable beds and other modern amenities. You can deep soak in the tub and spend quality time with the girls. If you decide to explore the outdoors, just step out of the front door and leap directly into the ocean water for a fun snorkelling adventure!
For a relaxing getaway with the girls, treat yourselves to an ultimate spa retreat. You will find plenty of resorts offering spa retreats in Bora Bora, but the most popular of these is Tere Nui in Four Seasons. Your day will start with a healthy breakfast buffet that may consist of eggs Benedict and light crepes. After your meal, prepare for a yoga session on a teak platform above a glistening lagoon. After your relaxing yoga, head to the Spa, where comfortable treatment beds are waiting for you.
For party-loving female travellers, Ibiza would be the perfect destination for you. A trip to this beautiful island with your best female friends is all you need to unwind and escape the daily grind. From gorgeous beaches to the world’s best beach clubs, chic hotels, and fantastic dining options, Ibiza will make your getaway truly memorable.
Aside from its famous nightlife, Ibiza is famed for its idyllic beaches. Some of the best beaches to see are Aigües Blanques, Cala d´Hort, Ses Salines, and Platges de Comte. There are many more beautiful beaches in Ibiza to explore, but these are the ones you should check out. After spending a day at the beach, treat yourselves to a spot of shopping in La Marina and Dalt Vila. Lined with fancy boutiques and shops, this is your go-to place if you want to indulge in some retail therapy in Ibiza.
When it comes to accommodations, Ibiza offers plenty to choose from. But if you want to be away from the crowds and enjoy peace and tranquillity, book a beautiful villa outside of Ibiza town. In the Northeast corner of the island, you’ll find rugged coastal scenery home to tranquil beach resort villages with some villas overlooking the island’s scenic views. Further east is a handful of low-key resorts well connected to Santa Eulalia and the town of Ibiza.
Ishigaki is one of Japan’s southernmost islands, only 75 miles from Taiwan. Home to beautiful beaches and offering plenty of fun activities such as snorkelling, diving, and jungle walks, Ishigaki is an excellent destination for an adventure-filled holiday with the girls.
The best way to enjoy your island getaway in Ishigaki is to go on tours that will include a visit to the other islands within the Yaeyama chain, including Iriomote, where you will find the Iriomote lynx, an endangered leopard cat. Your tour will also take you to Taketomi Island, a circular shaped island home to star-sand beaches. Since only a few visitors would venture into Yaeyama, you will be able to enjoy a truly authentic experience.
Check out the Ishigaki’s Rivers as well. Although not quite as wild as those that you will find in Iriomote, it has enchanting jungle-like scenery that you can best explore on a kayak. Ishigaki is also home to the tallest mountain in Okinawa, offering various hiking trails to take you to the island’s hilly interiors.
When not exploring the outdoors, you could find yourself frolicking at the beach. Ishigaki is home to sandy and rocky beaches covered with tiny pieces of bleached corals. Here, you can go swimming, diving, and snorkelling, or simply lying under the sun to work on your tan. Although the beaches are open all year round, the best time to visit is between April and November, when the temperature reaches more than 25 degrees.