As much as I love a solo adventure to a far, foreign destination, group travel is a special experience that can bring friends and family closer. It’s not always easy to get a group on board for an international trip, but if you can pull it off, you’ll make memories that last long after you and your crew return home. Any place can be a blast with the right people, but here are six destinations that were made for group travel.
Since independent travel to Cuba is now illegal, the only way for most Americans to get to Cuba is through U.S.-operated group tours. Thankfully, there are tons of options for booking group trips to Cuba, like our own TN Experiences. Havana awaits!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It’s hard to not have a memorable trip to Dubai. The city is grand and dripping in luxury, and since most of us will never be actual royalty, a group getaway to the UAE is the next best thing. Dubai isn’t for the budget traveler, so it’s best to visit in a group to balance out the dining and hotel expenses, but if you’re going to go all out on a trip to Dubai, you’ll be glad you brought your friends along.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you want something a bit more low-key, head to the D.R. One of the most affordable beach getaways you can take internationally, there’s a number of all-inclusive resorts that your group can book to live and dine like kings and queens for a fraction of the price.
Bali has it all. The destination is one of the purest, kindest places in the world, and if you score a deal on airfare to Indonesia, it’s also one of the most affordable locations you’ll ever visit. Bali is steeped in spirituality and great for solo trips, but the fact that you can live your best life on a small budget is an experience you’ll want to share.
São Paulo, Brazil
No place knows how to party like Brazil. From the food to the people, the energy of Brazil is something you have to experience for yourself. When the samba starts pumping and the locals start dancing in the streets, you’ll be glad you have your crew in tow to start busting your best dance moves.
Macau’s popularity is on the rise. China’s answer to Las Vegas, Macau is the gambling capital of the world, and though Americans are still learning about the former Portuguese colony, the grand, glitzy destination just off the coast of China is designed with groups in mind.