5 Great places for a girl’s weekend away in South Wales

What could be more fun than gathering up your girls and getting away from it all for a girls weekend? Popping prosecco, eating yourself silly and having a massive bitch fest, utter perfection. There’s no time like the present ladies! Gather your squad and head to one of these fabulous spots in South Wales for an awesome girlie weekend. Wine + girls + cackling. What could possibly go wrong?

The Vale Resort

What’s a better girlie break than a luxurious spa weekend? Ladies looking for a proper pamper should stay at the splendid 4-star Vale Hotel and Spa. With over 650 acres of Welsh countryside backdrop, the Vale is a relaxing place to get away from it all. Featuring a 143-bedroom hotel, Wales’s largest Spa, golf course and award-winning restaurant, you are in for some serious unwinding. The spa boasts six different relaxation zones, so to say it is a spacious spa is an understatement, this is frankly a palace of relaxation. Despite its size, the spa retains a boutique spa feel, full of colour, soft lighting and with an atmosphere that radiates cosiness and warmth. There is also a swimming pool, whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room to soak away your woes. Treat yourself to post-spa champagne afternoon tea, go on girls you definitely deserve it.

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Oxwich Bay Hotel

Located on the beautiful Gower peninsula, the Oxwich Bay Hotel is surely the best beach break location in South Wales? Here you have a choice of accommodation, choose from one of their gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, a cottage room, secret garden accommodation, or have ‘caravan club’ with the girls in one of their lovely static homes. The static homes are in their very own secluded meadow and have all the mod cons of hot showers, comfy hotel standard beds and central heating. You can be sure to cure your inevitable hangover by ordering a full welsh breakfast in their contemporary restaurant to save your weary wine-filled body.  No matter your accommodation choice, make sure you take advantage of the beautiful walks around this area of outstanding natural beauty and pop in for a pint in one of the picturesque local pubs.

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Celtic Manor

Why not try your hand at golf for a girls weekend? Just think, you can all go shopping for a perfect golf outfit before you embark upon your weekend away. Celtic Manor offers a selection of ‘stay and play’ packages throughout the year, so you can enjoy swinging a club on their world-class, championship golf course. Accommodation options at Celtic Manor include their lovely four-star manor house, Coldra Court Hotel or the main Resort five-star Hotel. Novice golfers can book golf tuition with PGA professionals at the resort, so you can be swinging like a pro in no time.

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Cwm Tawel yurts

For the girl gang that wants a country getaway, Cwm Tawel Yurts offers an alternative spot to ‘glamp it right up’ with the girls. The site has four fabulously furnished Mongolian yurts, each can sleep up to 5 people, with a log burner in the centre so you can get your yurt to a cwtchy snug temperature for those wintery Welsh nights, or for the summer camper, each yurt has its own private deck with a BBQ and seating area.  There is also a fully equipped kitchen, hot showers and a roundhouse complete with massive fire pit to gather around. Cwm Tawel has thought of everything for today’s girlie glamper. The biggest selling point though has to be the large wood burning hot tub that overlooks the lovely green hills. Slip in, pop that prosecco and let the gossip fest begin in this pretty much perfect spot.

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Park Plaza Cardiff

If it’s a city break you are after then there is surely no better place than the fabulous four-star Park Plaza hotel in Cardiff.  Book a spa weekend away with your besties and enjoy their range of ESPA treatments, 20m indoor pool, bubbly spa bath, steam room, poolside loungers and a gym in the opulent Laguna Spa. Make sure you book yourself in for a sumptuous dinner at the Laguna Kitchen and bar, or why not try their most excellent afternoon tea? Read my review of their Hendricks afternoon tea, to get some ‘ginspiration’.

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Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

Llanerch Vineyard

Ladies who like a wine should consider staying in the boutique Llanerch Vineyard hotel, the birthplace of ‘Cariad wine’, for a unique, wine-filled weekend. There is wine tasting, food pairings, self-guided vineyard tours and cookery classes available as activities, or if you fancy a spot of relaxation you can enjoy their stunning selection of signature wine, in the beautiful grounds. Make sure you also book yourself in for a dining experience at either the Cariad Restaurant or Cariad Bistro, to soak up some of the vino you will have undoubtedly have ploughed through.

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Where have you been for a girls weekend away in South Wales? Let me know in the comments below!

Pip Jones

Pip Jones is a travel blogger, writer and content creator, she has been shortlisted for a Vuelio blogging award, is a brand ambassador for Euroventure Travel and is a Travelex ‘Top blogger’. She can normally be found drinking wine, typing an article and taking a selfie all at the same time.