All fun.No stress.And more importantly, no boys.Girlfriend getaways withBarcelóHotels & Resortscan include anything from bubbles and chocolate on arrival to rejuvenating spa treatments, relaxing yoga overlooking the ocean, a round of golf in the sunshine, wine pairings and brunch. 2017 sees four new girls getaway experiences in top Spanish hot spots; Mallorca,Barcelona,Andalucía, and Jerez:
Yoga Retreat |Mallorca
In prime location, just a five-minute drive from the centre of Palma, this adults-only hotel benefits from an enviable, elevated position right on the seafront and with stunning views over the Bay of Palma. Girls can begin their weekend away enjoying a glass of bubbles and strawberries.After settling in, try a healthy smoothie before beginning a private one-hour yoga and pilates session overlooking the sea. Feeling refreshed and energised, guests can spend the remainder of their stay enjoying some retail therapy in the beautiful capital of Palma and an indulgent treatment in the U-Wellness spa.
The girls getaway package starts from €207 (£174) per two people and is based on two adults sharing a double room. This also includes one bottle of cava and strawberries with chocolate on arrival, a one hour pilates/yoga session*, two vital smoothies per person, one spa treatment per person at U-Wellness.Vaild for travel between May – October 2017.
City Escape |Barcelona
Enjoy a weekend away in the vibrant area of Raval in Barcelona.Here urban culture, music and good food is plentiful. This once offbeat area has been transformed into a gentrified gem, crawling with museums and theatres which often house quirky and contemporary exhibitions. After touring the monumental MACBA museum, explore the streets in search of the many eclectic bars and boutique concept stores that attract locals and tourists alike. Having explored the area, raise a glass of bubbles on the roof top terrace and enjoy the 360°views of the city. With a complimentary late check out, girls don’t have to worry about getting up early, instead they can enjoy a leisurely lie in before heading downstairs to the hotel’s hugely popular B-Lounge for a delicious Sunday brunch. Complete with a resident DJ, this brilliant atmosphere designed with fuchsia armchairs, modern lighting and artistic installations is the best place for a girls brunch in Barcelona.
The girls getaway package starts from €375 (£320) per person and is based on two sharing a Deluxe room. This also includes a glass of cava on arrival, a special welcome tray of amenities, Sunday brunch at the 360°Terrace and late checkout on the day of departure.
Spa and wellbeing |Andalucía
Set amidst lush gardens, pine groves and overlooking the ocean, Barceló Sancti Petri Spa Resort in Andalucía is the perfect place to recharge the batteries and kick-start a healthier lifestyle. Challenge the body, relax the mind and sooth the soul with this detox and rejuvenation programme.Day one starts with a detox and cleanse with the help of a resident nutritionist.A personalised schedule is then designed for the weekend.Day two begins with a heart-racing spinning class on the hotel’s rooftop terrace overlooking the Mediterranean ocean. After this, there is a chance to enjoy an Ayurvedic hair treatment using specialist products that provide essential nutrients for the hair.To top it off, girls can enjoy a relaxing hand massage and manicure to ensure they are sparkling on the inside and outside.
The 360°Beauty Camp at Barceló Sancti Petri starts from €395 (£284) per person, per night, based on a two-night stay on a B&B basis. This also includes the full two-day spa programme, which includes: a consultation with resident nutritionist, a Chinese Quigong class, a rooftop spin class, a Kobido facial, a hand massage and manicure and a ‘We are what we eat’ workshop.
Golf and Glamour |Jerez
In the heart of Jerez, the 5* Barceló Montecastillo Golf is perfect for girlfriends looking to balance delicious food and wine with fitness and wellbeing.Surrounded by some of the finest vineyards in Spain, this weekend getaway includes a day of unlimited golf on the award-winning 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course – ranked one of the best golf courses in Europe, a wine tasting workshop and a two-hour personal shopping experience in the city centre. Finally, take advantage of the hotel’s divine spa facilities and enjoy a Quirogolf treatment – an innovative massage which helps improve body flexibility,leaving guests free from tension and tight muscles.
The girls golf getaway package starts from €280 (£234) and is based on two people sharing a double room on a B&B basis. This also includes unlimited green fee, 40 minutes of Quirogolf treatment, a wine tasting workshop and a two-hour tour with a personal shopper.