6 Best Places to Visit in the World for Female Travellers
Enough of scrolling through travel diaries of others, it is time to plan that trip you’ve been thinking of – the one with your girl squad! The world is indeed an oyster for those with wanderlust but it can be difficult to choose one destination over another. As for 2019, we make the choosing easier for you with our list of best places to visit in the world for female travellers. From dreamy European cities to golden beaches of Bali and Greece, from the mega shopping and party districts of Hong Kong and Thailand to culture-rich Sri Lanka, we have covered it all. Check out our list of top holiday destinations for female travellers.
6 best places to visit in the world for female travellers:
1. Bali – One of Asia’s best holiday destinations
Never-ending shores of the Jimbaran, Legian, Kuta and Tanjung Benoa beaches are hotspots for beach parties and rooftop bars. Surfing, water-skiing and snorkelling in the azure waters of Bali is the ideal thing to do.
Bali’s Sunset Dinner cruises promise good times with your girls over cocktails, entertainment, a delicious meal and a breathtaking atmosphere. Cabaret shows, live music, and the ever-buzzing clubs bring life to the island and makes for a great contrast to it’s tranquility.
Female travellers swear by the Balinese massage; that’s one thing every girl looks forward to in blissful Bali. Getaway Goddess believes in pampering women as they travel across the globe and treats you to a rejuvenating spa session after a fun-filled day in Bali. For shopping, the markets in Ubud and Kuta, and the art shops of Celuk are treasure troves for artefacts, silverware and jewellery.
Checkout the women-only itinerary to Bali
2. Hong Kong – Modern yet soulful
Hong Kong can amuse you with its colourful temples, iconic skyscrapers and incredible views from its landmarks, such as the Peak Tower and the TST Promenade.
The Lantau Trail, Dragon’s Back Hike and the Hong Kong Biking Tour are perfect for the outdoorsy. While shopping at HK’s sprawling malls and street markets is something every women traveller succumbs to, experiencing the local flavours of Hong Kong is the next best thing to do. Party districts like Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo make for HK’s night scenes.
Macau’s glamorous casinos, high-end boutiques and luxury hotels can make you forget your life back home. Solo travellers love visiting its ancient churches, historical museums and quaint villages that speak of Macau’s rich heritage.
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3. Thailand: Shop, party, relax, repeat!
Whether you go shopping at the XL-sized malls or the bustling street markets, shopping in Bangkok can give you serious FOMO. Nonetheless, don’t forget to wear comfortable footwear.
After all the bargaining and walking, a luxurious Thai massage is a legit excuse! Getaway Goddess pampers you with a rejuvenating 60 mins Thai massage to rid the stress away.
If you’re someone who likes clubbing, make a note that most clubs here offer free drinks for women on ‘ladies nights’. Maggie Choo’s, Onyx and CeLaVi are some great places you must check out.
At Pattaya, the Sriracha Tiger Zoo and the Underwater World are two of the most-visited places. Pattaya’s spectacular Alcazar Cabaret show, featuring ‘ladyboys’ is a hit among women travellers. For some downtime, hit any of Pattaya’s beaches and embark on any of the dinner cruises to enjoy a luxurious meal and some dazzling sights of the city.
Check out the detailed itinerary of Thailand6D/5N trip
4. Sri Lanka: Will surprise you in ways more than one!
Bentota’s fantastic beach, exquisite seafood and water sports are unmissable. Although options for nightlife here are limited, Ceysands, a floating discotheque can be a fun experience. Cinnamon Island and the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery are popular places to see in Sri Lanka. Along with the beautiful attractions of this tropical country, you may also enjoy an ayurvedic massage at the Ayurveda Centre here.
The colonial heritage of Nuwara Eliya and its lush tea estates are a treat to the eyes. You can tour a tea factory, play golf and dine at one of the golf clubs, witness exotic birds and flowers at Victoria Park, and visit the Seetha Amman temple – the place where Sita was held captive.
Kandy’s precious gemstone jewellery and souvenirs make it a must-visit destination for women. However, you cannot miss the opulent Buddha temple, which preserves his tooth relic. Adding to the many attractions for Sri Lanka, a hike to the Knuckles Mountain Range or a one-hour trek to the observation point, known as Mini World’s End, can be refreshing.
Travel Tip: Wear modest clothes and avoid traveling alone at night.
Women-only holiday to Sri Lanka6D/5N itinerary
5. Greece: A Paradise, for real!
Greece’s young and tourist-friendly vibe makes it one of the best places to visit in the world for female travellers. Plaka is pretty and welcoming with its cheerful cafes and restaurants. If shopping is on your mind, locally made jewellery, items made from olive oil, and ouzo make for perfect souvenirs. What sets your Greece holiday with Getaway Goddess apart is the chance to try your hand at Greek culinary delights with your gang of girls.
The neighbouring islands of Aegina, Hydra, Mykonos and Santorini are few of many interesting places to see. Mykonos has a thrilling nightlife with clubs hosting world-famous DJs. In your leisure time, you can opt for water sports in the clear waters of Greece.
Santorini’s breathtaking sunsets and picturesque towns are totally Insta-worthy. Besides the volcano and white-washed houses, Santorini’s local wines and dishes served at their traditional tavernas are one of its huge draws.
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6. Eastern Europe: Packed with some of the best holiday destinations!
With eye-catching structures like the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle, the charming buildings of Cesky Krumlov that remind you of children’s books, and Karlin’s street art, Prague is all sorts of beautiful. Do find yourself some Bohemian crystalware to take back home.
Visit Vienna to appreciate its Art Nouveau architecture; the Karlskirche Church is one example. The Schonbrunn Palace, the State Opera House and the Imperial Palace are other attractions. You will love Naschmarkt – a flea market with restaurants serving global cuisine. Bratislava’s historical landmarks like the Bratislava Castle and the Blue Church are a beautiful contrast to its modern structures, such as the UFO deck and the installations at the promenade.
Munich is popular for the beer at the Hofbrauhaus and St. Peter’s Church, the Fairytale Castle and the Nymphenburg Palace, among other sights. Munich’s cultural events are great opportunities to enjoy movies and musical concerts. Not to miss – the Swarovski Museum at Wattens and its thematic ‘Chambers of Wonder’.
Check out our women-only Europe itinerary
So, with our list of best places to visit in the world for female travellers, start prioritising your travels, discover your dream destinations and inspire others with your 2019 travel diaries!
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Amisha likes to explore lesser-known places and this she does by studying maps. Once at her destination, she digs out eateries serving local food and soaks in the culture through the region’s cuisine. Being a sea person, most of her trips are to beach destinations and she intends to cover destinations along India’s coastline.