One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
You'll forget all about your breakup as you're being pampered at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos. From welcome drinks and a butler who unpacks your bags for you, to poolside foot massages and aromatherapy turndown service, you're not likely to miss your ex while you're here. Lounge by the vista pool, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the sea (complete with flowing waterfalls and a swim up bar), or treat yourself to a facial or massage at the property's world renowned spa.
Sense Beach House, South Beach, Florida
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds — fun in the sun combined with some quiet time. Sense Beach House in South Beach is just steps from the beach and the neon lights on Ocean Drive, but tucked away with a cozy-chic atmosphere that allows for some post-breakup “me” time. With just 18 rooms, the stylish boutique hotel feels more like a private beach rental, and as an added bonus, awesome shopping (Zara, MAC Cosmetics, Barneys New York) and trendy nightlife (Story & Bamboo Nightclubs) are all within walking distance from the property.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia
Surrounded by more than 100 acres of lush rainforest and white sand beaches, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort makes for a gorgeous place to go post-breakup. Relax in total privacy in one of the newly renovated residences, where you'll have a private pool and a postcard-worthy panoramic view of the sea. Relieve stress at the Rainforest Spa, which offers locally-inspired treatments that make use of the fruit and herbs grown in Sugar Beach's gardens. For anyone who feels like being more active, the resort offers SNUBA — a fun cross between snorkeling and SCUBA and a perfect way to explore the nearby reefs.
Pod 39 Hotel, NYC
If you need a quick escape to take your mind off your breakup, with so much to see and do, New York is a great choice. Base yourself at the stylish Pod 39 Hotel in NYC's Murray Hill. Book a single pod room which comes equipped with private bathrooms, bedside media hub, free WiFi and a wall-mounted flat screen TV. When you're not out exploring the Big Apple, relax in the property's Great Room — part restaurant-lounge, part bar, part library, part workspace and part communal center. Then head to the 17th floor to Pod's rooftop lounge to grab a cocktail while taking in the iconic view of Manhattan and plan out the rest of your trip.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla
Escape memories of your ex with a trip to tiny Anguilla (it's only 16 miles long and three miles wide at the widest point). Start your solo recovery vacation at the five-star CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, tucked into Rendezvous Bay, which is known as one of the world's most beautiful beaches. As soon as you set foot in the gorgeous resort, you'll be taken care of from start to finish. Choose from five world-class dining venues, soak up the sun on the stunning beach or head to the Venus Spa for some serious pampering.
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Located on Grand Bahama Island (the closest Caribbean destination to the U.S.) the Grand Lucayan is an affordable vacation option for a girlfriend getaway — especially after a breakup. The resort features a 7.5-acre white sand beach, three swimming pools, eight restaurants, an expansive spa and fitness center and an 18-hole championship golf course. Not to mention it puts you within easy access to tons of fun (and distracting) activities on the island including snorkeling, kayaking and swimming with the dolphins.
La Concha Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Plan a post-breakup girls' getaway to La Concha Resort in the trendy Condado section of San Juan. Hit the beach or cool off in any one of the property's four pools. When the sun goes down, the hotel's lobby transforms into a glamorous lounge scene where you and your friends can mingle with other singles. Otherwise relax and sip cocktails, enjoy sushi poolside, and take in the sounds of the resident DJ's tracks. If you're feeling lucky, you can test your luck at the property's state-of-the-art Casino Del Mar.
Caneel Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
Beat the breakup blues at gorgeous Caneel Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Surrounded by seven pristine, quiet beaches and situated on 170 acres of the Virgin Islands National Park, the stunning eco-friendly resort offers an unplugged, digital detox escape. Forget about what's happening in the rest of the world — the resort has 166 rooms without phones or televisions. Decompress with a friend on the beach in the Caribbean sun, relax with a massage in a beachside massage cabana or take a yoga class to clear your mind.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
Atlantic City is known as the ultimate playground for adults, which makes it the perfect place to forget all about your ex. Rest your head at Borgata, which offers vacation-seekers fun, excitement and when they need it, some much-deserved down time. Try your hand at the poker table, dine at Iron Chef hot spots like Sunbar by Geoffrey Zakarian, Bobby Flay Steak or Wolfgang Puck American Grille, or get pampered at the luxurious Spa Toccare. If you think a night on the town is just what the breakup doctor ordered, grab some girlfriends and head to MIXX, mur.mur or Gypsy Bar for live bands and top DJs.
Omni Royal Orleans, New Orleans
If you've never been to New Orleans, all you need to know is that whether you're a foodie, music lover or love to party, it's an ideal place to head post-breakup. Stay at Omni Royal Orleans, a luxury hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. A local and guest favorite, the hotel makes it easy to experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans. When you're not exploring Bourbon Street or taking in a jazz show, sip Champagne on one of the suite's iconic balconies, head to The Rib Room for superb food and an infamous “washbucket martini,” and lounge by the rooftop pool.
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