Travel Idea: A Girl's Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico

my mint dress - Sarah's hot white dress (you should see the back!)

These are my beautiful friends, Melissa, Sarah and Courtney. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend four amazing days with these gals (and 8 other amazing women!) in San Juan, Puerto Rico to celebrate my best friend Sarah's bachelorette party. A few of you asked me to share the details about our trip, so if you are planning a bachelorette party or girl's trip anytime soon, listen up!

First of all, we chose San Juan because a) it was warm in the winter, b) the city offers a great mix of beach and fun city life and c) flights and hotels are really not that expensive. Not much more than any other major American city. Plus, you don't have to have a passport or travel through international security. It's so easy! Just a few hours flight from Atlanta.

I mean, what bachelorette party is truly a party without some beachside cheerleading stunts?

We stayed at the La Concha Resort and I could not recommend it more. David and I actually stayed here a few years ago (check out that trip and couples/family friendly trip ideas for San Juan here). For only like $20 more a night, you can get a suite which has a living room, mini-kitchen and a separate bedroom/bath area. It was perfect for four women in each room (and would be so perfect for a family with little ones who need a separate, quiet space for a pack-n-play!). The hotel staff was incredible and, as you can see, the pool and beach areas are ridiculous. Poolside wait staff offering delicious cocktails? Yes, please.

I DIYed a few things for the trip, like the "Cheers Bitches" sign (simply traced glitter card stock and taped to fishing wire) and another friend (hi, Amy!) made those adorable floral crowns. We also got personalized Tervis tumblers and personalized sunglasses... we were quite the styling group!

We decided to take a relaxation approach to our itinerary- most of us got in on Thursday so we hung out at the hotel on Thursday night. Friday and Saturday were spent by the pool and beach during the day and out on the town at night. Then we all headed home on Sunday! 

As for restaurants, here's where we ate:

Solera, poolside at the hotel
Oceano, easy walk from the hotel, super chic atmosphere, great food
Barrachina, downtown Old San Juan with live flamenco dancers and Puerto Rican food

There was also an amazing sandwich shop across the street from the hotel which served fresh breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and some pretty legit green smoothies. 

We also spent one night dancing at Club Brava. 100% recommend this place- not only is it a fun dance club that plays a perfect mix of American rap/dance music and local Puerto Rican jams, but it's located in an awesome hotel. So you walk into the hotel to get to the club and find yourself in the world's coolest hotel lobby. There was a live band in the lobby with hundreds of people (seriously!) dancing to the Latin big band music. So fun. We almost just hung out in the lobby but of course the club jams were calling our names. Always a requirement to dance on elevated surfaces at a bachelorette party, amiright?

All in all, it was an amazing trip to San Juan. The perfect itinerary and locale for a girls trip or bachelorette party. Have you been? What are your favorite San Juan hot spots?


  1. Sounds like an amazing trip, its good for the soul having time with the girls :)


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