When traveling you definitely have to trust your instincts and be safe, but also take the time to feel people out. This is what made our experience authentic. We were oriented to so many cool places, perks, exclusives because of the locals we met. By the time we left, we not only made our mark on the island but also built a network to last.
Try at Least One New Thing.
The bachelorette celebration is the time to be bold. I vividly remember trying conch pistol for the first time (make sure you google it). I had never heard of it prior to this trip, even though it was a Providenciales staple. When our waiter took us by the beach and asked me if I wanted to try this shell covered aphrodisiac, I was fair game. It became the quintessential moment of our trip.
Give Each Bridesmaid Attention.
There are definitely pros and cons to traveling with a large group, and it's easy to become bridezilla when you're overwhelmed by all of your friends all at once. But don't forget that you have a unique friendship with each person. Harness that and create those intimate moments. I scrolled through old iPhone pictures that I shared with each bridesmaid (iPhone's picture album does this for you under the "people" tab). When there is no time for 1-on-1, don't be afraid to split up and try semi smaller groups. You'll be intrigued by the interesting mix and stream of events that follow.
Thank Your Bridesmaids.
Going out of town for a bachelorette party is a big deal. Having your bridesmaids plan a whole trip for you takes a lot of trust. I had great friends that went above and beyond to make sure I had a blast. So whether you wow them with a heartfelt speech or just cry out tears of joy, make sure you express gratitude in a special way so they know how much you truly appreciate them. And most importantly make sure you have fun. They'll be happy simply because of this!