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Planning a Girlfriends Getaway on the Gulf Coast


The Gulf Coast is THE perfect place to book for your next girlfriends getaway! The warm sun, 32 miles of white sandy beaches, great shopping, spas and can't go wrong! So call up your girls and take a look at tips we have for you and your best girlfriends to plan the ultimate girls getaway.

Getting Here

Most visitors to the Gulf Coast area chose to drive if they are within a resonable driving distance. With the addition of the Baldwin Beach Express, getting to the beach is easy. If you choose to fly, we recommend flying into the Pensacola International Airport. At around an hours drive, the airport offers reasonably priced beach shuttles if you do not wish to rent your own vehicle. There are plenty of taxi services in the area to shuttle you and your friends around if you choose this option!

Finding the Perfect Vacation Rental

First, you and your friends will need to decide where you would like to be located. We have properties in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that are sure to be able to accomodate your group and with excellent reviews all around! Having amenities such as gulf views, beachside chair service, poolside lounging, and space to share a bottle of wine in the kitchen and dining area will make for the perfect girls weekend scenario.

Here are our top rental picks for the ultimate girls getaway (click unit links for more information): 

Sleeps 8-10

Turquoise Place Unit 1502D

Turquoise Place is the ultimate in luxury in Orange Beach. With a lazy river, hot tub on your balcony and plenty of space to chill you may not even want to leave your condo! This unit sleeps 10.  


White Caps Unit 401

This unit boasts an amazing wrap around balcony with Gulf Views for miles. This complex also has indoor and outdoor pools. This unit sleeps 8 and is located in Orange Beach.  


Island Tower Unit 803

 The floor to ceiling windows in this unit offer the most spectacular views! This complex, located in Gulf Shores, sleeps 10 comfortably. With this unit, you will recieve free beachside chair service from April to October! 



Silver Beach Unit 102

 This is a first floor unit offering direct beach views! Great location in Orange Beach and sleeps 6 comfortably. 

Things to Do

You will not run out of fun things to do while you are visiting the Gulf Coast. Besides soaking up the sun and the waves, we have many other activites to keep you and your friends busy and entertained. You could all rent bikes and take a cruise on some of the many trails that we have. Or book a dolphin or sunset cruise for an excellent end to the day. Another excellent group idea would be to take a pottery class together at the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach! All participants would be going home with a unique souvenir to commemorate the trip. All of our properties are equipped with guides for more activites or you can check out our local directory here on the website. We also have all of the local upcoming events listed as well. And if you are still stuck, just give us a call!  



If you would like to get some shopping in while down at the beach, we have many boutiques and shopping areas for you to get your fill. In Orange Beach you may want to check out SanRoc Cay, The Wharf or the many boutiques sprinkled about. Or head up to the Tanger Outlet Center.  And after shopping why not book a group massage or other spa service. Our local area has several spas that will be sure to delight all of the girls in your crew. Our favorites include Rejuventaion MedSpaSerenity at the Beach and Fusion Spa and Salon at The Wharf and we have a comprehensive list for you on our website HERE



There is no lack of delicious spots to dine with your girls. Whether you are looking for fine dining or something casual, we have it all. Some standouts that would provide the ultimate girls night include Cobalt, Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina,  The Gulf and Villagio Grill. We have a comprehensive list of some of the best dining options on our local directory HERE

The Gulf Coast also has so many fun places to go as far as nightlife is concerned! Local favorites include Flora-Bama, The Hangout, and Live Bait. You will be sure to hear some amazing live music and settle in for some great people watching. There are also a few spots that will offer a quieter night for the ladies. Some include Sunset Cork Wine Room and Big Beach Brewing Company. Big Beach has a great outdoor space when the weather is right. As always, the Joy Sullivan Team will be here to help you with any other suggestions that you might want! So give us a call or contact us by email to get started on the ultimate girls getaway here on the Gulf Coast!





Published on Thursday, February 1, 2018