Destinations to consider for a great friendcation

Posted on 27 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Friendships are sweet. Being able to travel together makes things even sweeter. Across the globe, there are a number of destinations which are best suited for travelling with friends and offer plenty to enjoy.

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Here are some destinations to consider for a fantastic friendcation:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam has something in store for every kind of traveller. Thus, it is the perfect destination for diverse friendship groups. For history buffs, world-class museums await. These include the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum.

Lovers of the outdoors can ride a bike like the locals do or simply enjoy a picnic. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be delighted to know that Amsterdam’s wining and dining scene takes fun with friends to a whole new level.

Las Vegas, United States

Well, you know what they say about Vegas? If you’re truly in search of a fun friendcation, Las Vegas is certainly a destination to consider. From gambling to shopping, as well as downright fun, there are plenty of experiences to enjoy. Plus, hotel accommodation at the destination is relatively affordable.

The vibey Las Vegas Strip is a must-visit. Its giant party scene is worth experiencing. Fancy something a little more outdoorsy?  You can also enjoy a day trip to Valley of Fire State Park.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a great destination to enjoy some island living with your friends. Often found on the bucket lists of many, the destination offers raw beauty and an endless list of fun things to do. Indeed, it is a playground of wonders where memorable experiences are guaranteed.


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You can explore Bali’s various interesting attractions, enjoy its bright blue waters or have the time of your life at one of the beach clubs. If you believe that food and friendship go hand-in-hand, the culinary journey of delectable Balinese cuisine awaits.

Cape Town, South Africa

As a holiday destination, Cape Town does not disappoint. The city’s breathtaking natural beauty, historical attractions and vibrant culture all make it worthwhile.

You can enjoy some beach bliss with your friends or simply party up a storm on the famous Long Street. For a walk down memory lane, visit any of the destination’s museums including the popular Robben Island. Fancy a culinary experience? There are plenty of different restaurants to try. Regardless of what tickles your fancy,  you are most likely to enjoy a great friendcation in Cape Town.

Cape town beach

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Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica’s beautiful shores offer a vacation that is simply a dream. You can expect the right amount of entertainment, nightlife, warm weather and great food needed for the perfect friendcation.

The charming town of Negril is one of Jamaica’s best places to stay at. It boasts beautiful sunsets, powdery white sands and clear waters.  And yes, the idea of cocktails on the beach with your friends is definitely an excellent one!

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