Friends lounging poolside at Dana Pool.
Perfect Friends’ Getaways

Once you’ve tackled the hurdle of coordinating hectic schedules, reconnect with friends in a destination that diverges from the norm. From restorative waterfront retreats to exhilarating outdoor adventures, find inspiration for your next group getaway.

Laguna Niguel, California

Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is in a prime location for activities in and by the water. Learn to surf on Laguna Beach, tour Dana Point Harbor on a stand-up paddleboard, snorkel over the kelp forest, or spend an adrenaline-fueled morning bodyboarding and bodysurfing.

Surfer on the beach standing with his board.
Grand Cayman

Balance active days — kayaking through mangroves, snorkeling the reefs, swimming with stingrays — with days where the only choice you have to make is whether to lounge by the pool or in the sand along stunning Seven Mile Beach. For the competitive types, a Greg Norman-designed golf course, four tennis courts and five pickleball courts beckon; reward your efforts with sunset cocktails at Saint June or dinner at Blue by Eric Ripert, the Caribbean's only Forbes Five-Star restaurant.

 ladies enjoying cocktails at Saint June
South Beach, Miami

Housed in an iconic Art Deco building in an even more iconic American destination, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the perfect place to discover Miami with friends. You can soak up all the glamour, culture and energy that the city is known for without ever leaving the hotel — lounge in the Florida sun at the elevated pool overlooking the Atlantic, unwind with a holistic treatment at the spa or meet friends for classic cocktails at Lapidus, named for the architect who designed the hotel in the 1950s.

Experience poolside elegance
Lake Tahoe, California

The expansive freshwater lake at the foot of the Sierra Nevada lures visitors year-round for its bounty of both winter and summer activities. In colder months, choose from exhilarating endeavors like heli-skiing or full-moon hiking. When the weather warms, the lake beckons. Hire a private charter for an afternoon of wake surfing or tubing.

A woman standing on a board in the middle of the lake
Naples, Florida

For decades, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has served as a social hub along Florida's tony Paradise Coast. Recently refreshed, this storied hotel has become an even more refined haven — a place where Champagne flows in the Lobby Bar, exquisite suites offer sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and private pool and beach cabanas await sunseekers. Take a stroll through a natural preserve of mangroves and palms, spend an afternoon exploring the waves on a stand-up paddleboard or retreat to the spa for some rest and relaxation.

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