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Your guide to planning an epic bachelorette party in Miami

Need help sorting out your last fling? Follow these itineraries for four unforgettable bachelorette parties in Miami.

By Virginia Gil and Falyn Freyman
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So you’re engaged. Now what? The months—or years!—to follow are a whirlwind of planning, Pinteresting, decision-making and crossing off to-do lists that will invariably stress you the hell out. Wedding prep does have its upsides, though: the requisite shopping trip to Coral Gables’ “Bridal Row,” logging in hours at a Miami jewelry store and gathering your besties for the ultimate bachelorette party in Miami. The whole getting married thing can be taxing, so we’ve laid it all out for you—pick your vibe, tap your bride tribe and gear up for an unforgettable adieu to singledom. Our list of bachelorette parties in Miami works for birthday celebrations and girls’ weekends, too, so feel free to file it away for your next fete (or for future walk down the aisle).

Bachelorette parties in Miami

The Standard Spa Miami Beach
The Standard Spa Miami Beach
Photograph: Courtesy The Standard Spa Miami Beach

Where to stay

Classy: Luxury at the 1 Hotel South Beach comes in the form of sleek, eco-friendly accommodations packed with amenities so you’ll never have to go far to eat, drink and be pampered. South Beach’s only waterfront rooftop bar is on the top floor, there’s shopping and a SoulCycle on the ground floor and in between, you have your pick of vegan lunch at Plnthouse, upscale tapas at Habitat and a quickie Keratin blowout at The Salon Project by Joel Warren next to hotel’s Bamford Haybarn Spa.

Party: You might have already booked the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The storied resort is Miami’s quintessential party hotel, partly due to its Rat Pack past (there’s an entire photography exhibit in the lobby dedicated to Sinatra) and partially because it houses the most important nightclub in the city: LIV. Staying at the property won’t guarantee you entry into LIV but it does grant you access to the adults-only Arkadia day club, Bleau Bar and more.

Chill: The Standard Spa Miami Beach’s chilled-out vibes are perfect for the laid-back bachelorette who wants to lie out, sip cocktails and take in the views. Located on Belle Isle away from busy Collins Avenue, the hotel features a full spa with a soothing hammam that’s open to guests at no extra charge. At dusk, there’s no better place to watch the sunset than at the Lido Bayside Grill with an icy frosé in hand.

Mindful: If wellness is your schtick, consider checking in at Carillon Miami, pretty much the hotel equivalent of Gwenyth Paltrow’s Goop website. Apart from its extensive hydrotherapy spa, ultra-zen amenities include vitamin-packed IV treatments, individual therapy sessions and wellness lectures. At the end of the day, though, there’s not a lot that beats Carillon’s expansive, serene aquamarine views.

27 Restaurant & Bar at Freehand Miami
27 Restaurant & Bar at Freehand Miami
Photograph: Courtesy 27 Restaurant & Bar at Freehand Miami

Where to eat

Classy: Something about shareable plates that are tiny and food that’s designed to look like something else and smokes and bursts when you eat it feels inherently fancy. For a sumptuous meal you’ll be talking about long after the big day, Bazaar by José Andrés is it.

Party: At some point during your meal at Bâoli you’ll find yourself dancing on a chair, possibly even waving a napkin in the air. It’s just what you do at this Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge with a decidedly European air, known for its rowdy dinner parties. Embrace it and drown whatever ounce of dignity you have left in one of its delicious oversize cocktails.

Chill: The cozy 27 Restaurant & Bar makes for a delightful dinner party with your friends. It’s warm and intimate, perhaps because it’s housed inside a historic Art Deco home, and serves up tasty global eats. Don’t sleep on the kimchi fried rice.

Mindful: Planta’s veggie-based menu is so varied, approachable and delicious, even the non-vegan members of your party will get on board. Another hit spot from Miami hospitality maven David Grutman, Planta nails the chic, airy atmosphere achieved by much less affordable options.

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Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse
Photograph: Christian Horan Photography

Where to drink

Classy: Put on your fancy pants, ladies. Le Sirenuse is technically an Italian restaurant but there’s no shame in stopping by for drinks at the gorgeous, emerald green Champagne Bar, featuring a cocktail menu inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

Party: There’s plenty of seating at one of Wynwood’s few proper cocktail bars, but you won’t need it. The ’90s throwback jams on rotation at Rácket and the bar’s mescal-heavy menu will keep you on your feet all night.

Chill: For something that feels somewhat clandestine and undiscovered, try pocket-sized Minibar. The vibe here is Parisian speakeasy meets tropical cocktail shack, and every drink features an adorable mini bottle of booze.

Mindful: Festive signature cocktails at Essensia at the eco-friendly Palms Hotel mix together fresh, seasonal pressed fruit juices, herbs from the on-site garden and organic, artisanal spirits. The lush, tropical pool views aren’t bad, either.

Basement Miami
Basement Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Basement Miami

Where to party

Classy: LIV is a super over-the-top club in the style of Las Vegas’ famous hotspots. Prepare for long lines, a strict door policy and steep prices on your basic vodka-soda. Reserve a table and bypass all the madness.

Party: Burn off every ounce of energy you’ve got left skating in an indoor ice rink, bowling under blacklight and dancing till way late at Basement, the Miami Beach EDITION’s version of a small-scale amusement park for hard-partying adults.

Chill: Sweet Liberty—one of the best bars in the world according to many, many people—promises strong drinks, cheery service and plenty of room to boogie down.

Mindful: This sustainability-driven, immersive art park in Little Haiti gives off major Burning Man vibes. Dotted with bars, trippy interactive light sculptures and grassy areas for lounging, BaseCamp is the perfect spot to catch a killer DJ set or live music, sip tequila flights and kick back with your ladies.

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Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Nikki Beach

What to do

Classy: Cap off your weekend with a shopping trip to the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops. Besides crawling with celebrities, the high-end mall boasts both a Saks Fifth Avenue and a Neiman Marcus plus upscale Japanese restaurant Makoto.

Party: Experience a bikini brunch where you ping-pong from a sun-soaked cabana to an omelette station, while you hydrate with chilled rosé. EDM DJs and a charming saxophone player keep the tunes going all afternoon Nikki Beach Miami.

Chill: Picture yourself escaping to a remote destination for a full-body rubdown after your fun but exhausting bach weekend. Now set yourself up for the next best thing: a relaxing massage at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key, which technically counts as an island.

Mindful: The Sacred Space in Wynwood is basically what it sounds like: A sprawling multi-purpose wellness haven in the middle of the chaos. Pairing good vibes with luxe amenities, this spot offers yoga, meditation and wellness lectures, sustainable dining, lounge areas, coffee made with fun stuff like spirit dust and cashew milk, plus shopping.

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