Where to Go If You're Traveling With a Crowd
Over the past five years, group travel has taken off. Whether it’s grandparents treating the whole gang to a cruise or old friends celebrating a milestone birthday (hello, 50!) in some tropical locale, these getaways are purpose-built for
reconnecting. But finding the right accommodations for large parties can be tricky. One great place is Àni Villas, a new 14-suite estate in the Dominican Republic that gives you a fully staffed beach resort all to yourself. The Río San Juan property’s brilliance is its all-encompassing price model: meals, drinks, laundry, activities, and daily spa treatments are all built in to the rate, so splitting the bill is a breeze. from $24,450 for three nights for up to 28 guests, all-inclusive.
Chartering your own private yacht is another option, and what better place to do it than the Greek islands? British tour operator Red Savannah has three deluxe, fully staffed vessels in the beautiful Ionian Islands, including the five-bedroom, 52-foot Aurous catamaran at the ready. Each lets passengers take part in fun activities (paddleboarding, windsurfing) right off the boat. from $15,088 per week for up to 10 people, all-inclusive.
If you want to recapture the freedom of summer camp in high comfort, there’s Taylor River Lodge, Eleven Experience’s haute-rustic six-cabin retreat in Almont, Colorado, which can house up to 32 guests. After a day of archery or fly-fishing, you
can all sit down to a farm-to-table meal prepared by an in-house private chef. Buyouts are possible, or you can take over part of the compound — and maybe even bring some new friends into the fold. from $1,670 per cabin per night, all-inclusive.