30 Iconic Real Housewives Vacation Destinations

by BridalPulse

The Real Housewives bring us plenty of drama and excitement — some of which is so striking, it’s art-worthy. Yet nothing compares to the iconic moments they enjoy on vacation. When these ladies head off to destinations around the globe, they take their larger-than-life attitudes and engaging confrontations right along with them.

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If you’ve ever considered stepping into their shoes, there’s no better way than planning a copycat vacation. Take inspiration from some of the spots they’ve visited or even check in to a hotel that the ladies have clattered across in their stilettos. Below, you’ll find a plethora of options for trying on the trips of the rich and famous with suggestions from some of the most iconic places and moments in Real Housewives history.

1. Turks and Caicos – RHONY

In season seven, the ladies from New York stayed in the Ganesevoort Luxury Resort, which has since been rebranded as the Wymara Resort for those of you interested in copying their vacay plans. It wasn’t the luxe accommodations that got all the attention in this trip, though.

1. Turks and Caicos – RHONY
This was the iconic trip when LuAnn brought a man into their accommodations, horrifying Heather and Carole. The countess’s response? “Don’t be all uncool.”

2. Cape Town – RHOA

In season four, the RHOA booked an escape to Cape Town. Though they did take on some charity work while they were in South Africa, the Atlanta ladies were anything but charitable toward each other.

2. Cape Town – RHOA
Though Kim Zolciak was absent from the trip, the other housewives had a heated debate over whether she would “hold a black baby,” and Marlo and Sheree got into a screaming match that we’re still trying to decipher through the bleeps.

3. Hong Kong – RHOBH

The housewives of Beverly Hills began their Hong Kong vacation on a civilized note, which gave the initial impression that this would be a subdued escape. However, the laid-back tone dissolved when Erika Jayne had a meltdown.

3. Hong Kong – RHOBH
Topping off the excitement, Lisa Rinna flat-out accused Dorit Kemsley of drug use, asking, “Were people doing coke in your bathroom?”

4. Lake George – RHONJ

The serene surroundings of the Inn at Erlowest on a peaceful lake in the Adirondacks should have inspired a calm escape, but the New Jersey Housewives found ample drama here instead. Joe Gorga called Joe Giudice’s wife Teresa “scum,” sparking a full-out brawl.

4. Lake George – RHONJ
On her knees, Melissa begged Teresa “Please stop hurting us!” as the trip dissolved further. All the team building in the world couldn’t save this vacation.

5. Costa Rica – RHOC

During the seventh season of the show, the Orange County ladies booked a stay at the Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge which overlooks the ocean and magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The peaceful setting didn’t inspire a peaceful trip, however.

5. Costa Rica – RHOC
The ladies used this opportunity to confront Alexis about her pretentious behavior, which spurs Alexis to lock herself in her room.

6. Anguilla – RHOA

In a truly iconic housewives moment, Kenya declares that she’s “Gone with the Wind” fabulous during this trip to The Ani Villas in Anguila. Not to be upstaged, Phaedra Parks steals the show in a mesh dress and thong bikini.

6. Anguilla – RHOA
Topping off the excitement, Cynthia and Peter renew their weddings vows. All in all, a fairly low-key trip for this show.

7. Puerto Vallarta – RHOC

In season eight, the women of the OC stayed at the penthouse suite of the Villa La Estancia, fully equipped with spa bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, and three bedrooms. Heather’s dinner plans go awry when Tamra, Vicki, and Lydia ditch her for Andele’s.

7. Puerto Vallarta – RHOC
Heather may have enjoyed the turn the ladies’ antics took when Vicki peed herself on camera and their partying went a little too far.

8. Amsterdam – RHOBH

Amsterdam was filled with iconic moments in season five, beginning with a dramatic meal where Kim Richards alluded to a secret about Lisa Rinna’s husband. Not only did Rinna throw her drink in Richards’ face, she tossed the glass as well.

8. Amsterdam – RHOBH
The shattered glass sent Richards’s sister Kyle fleeing, kicking off the trip in the kind of style only these ladies can muster.

9. Napa – RHONJ

Napa’s iconic moment came when Joe took a questionable phone call and uttered the words, “Hold on. Here comes my b*tch wife.”

9. Napa – RHONJ
Perhaps forgetting he was on camera, this comment topped the rest of the vacation’s drama.

10. St. John, Virgin Islands – RHONY

Bethenny Frankel makes this an unforgettable trip in season three when her erratic behavior reaches such heights that she’s actually sent home from the vacation.

10. St. John, Virgin Islands – RHONY
Jill Zarin later stops in uninvited, increasing the insanity level in this unforgettably crazy episode.

11. Riviera Maya – RHOA

In season six, the RHOA enjoy a private pool and in-suite Jacuzzi staying at the presidential suite at El Dorado Casitas Royale. On this trip, Apollo is forced to admit he was lying when he claimed that Kenya tried to sleep with him. NeNe tells Peter to stop acting like a “b*tch” and her husband Gregg nearly comes to blows with him.

11. Riviera Maya – RHOA
The friend contract between Cynthia and NeNe clearly starts to dissolve in this destination.

12. Boca Raton – RHONJ

Boca Raton is unforgettable for the shocking rumor that took root here. Amber’s husband Jim uses the trip as a chance to reveal who Teresa’s husband Rino once had an affair with.

12. Boca Raton – RHONJ
Though twin sisters Nicole and Teresa insist it’s slander, Jim claims that Rino confessed to sleeping with their mother.

13. St. Barth’s – RHONY

With two kitchens, six bedrooms, and a pool, the Oasis de Salines is an unforgettable retreat for the RHONY. The trip is soured, however, when Aviva brings her husband.

13. St. Barth’s – RHONY
Her error isn’t softened any by telling Ramona and Sonja that they’re “both white trash.”

14. Ireland – RHOC

The Powerscourt Hotel Resort Spa provides a picturesque backdrop for this iconic housewives vacation where the ladies enjoy dinner, dancing, and dairy cows. They even try to get Kelly “naked wasted.”

14. Ireland – RHOC
The trip inspired local tours you can take to mimic the RHOC vacation.

15. Beaver Creek – RHOBH

15. Beaver Creek – RHOBH
From crying in the hot tub to climbing in a suitcase, Taylor’s antics on this trip made it unforgettable.

16. Glamis, CA – RHOBH

In California, Kelly, Heather, and Tamra turn the traditional housewives vacation on its head by staying in RVs in the desert.

16. Glamis, CA – RHOBH
A dramatic ATV accident truly makes this a vacation episode you can’t forget.

17. Bali – RHOC

Bali’s tropical beauty is stunning in this episode where the ladies retreat to The Mulia. The location isn’t enough to calm the girls down though.

17. Bali – RHOC
Lizzie calls Tamra “the most insecure person I’ve ever met” and the cast generally agrees that Tamra is indeed a troublemaker.

18. Fajardo – RHOBH

In season four, the RHOBH vacation to Las Casitas Village. With affordably priced standard rooms, this is one of the few housewives destinations that an average viewer may be able to afford.

18. Fajardo – RHOBH
Though the ladies brought their drama, you can get away with packing little more than a bathing suit for the infinity pool and ocean.

19. Berkshires – RHONY

Though the ladies enjoy 26 acres in the Taconic Mountains at Heather’s property, Ramona is unhappy with the digs due to the lack of air conditioning. She even remarks that “The Berkshires are for people who can’t afford the Hamptons.”

19. Berkshires – RHONY
Though Ramona finds the destination distasteful, we think this could make an outstanding escape.

20. Miami – RHOA

Kenya earns the moniker “Queen of Messy” on this season eight trip to a Miami vacation home. The drama continues with Kenya kicking Tammy’s nephew out.

20. Miami – RHOA
The nephew flies into a rage, Tammy ends up on the floor, and another housewives vacation is in full swing.

21. Paris – RHOBH

In season three, the RHOBH escape to the Lutetia. The historic hotel is over 100 years old and offers rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower. If you choose to follow the ladies’ lead, you too can check in to this property complete with a library, sauna, tubing, beauty salon, and more.

21. Paris – RHOBH
The RHOBH trip was consumed by the strange behavior of Kim and Taylor, but you can perhaps pursue a more leisurely trip.

22. Condado – RHOA

In Condado, the RHOA stay in a boutique hotel known as The Olive. Rather than enjoying the ambiance of the intimate atmosphere and picturesque verandas, the housewives are focused on other things — like the fact that NeNe’s wig looks like ramen noodles.

22. Condado – RHOA
NeNe accuses Claudia of sleeping through Hollywood, and details like the hotel’s stunning location are sadly lost.

23. Palm Springs, CA – RHOBH

In Palm Springs, the housewives stay at Colony 29 which boasts six houses across seven acres. If you want to try out the estate, you’ll need to stay for at least three days.

23. Palm Springs, CA – RHOBH
Even this beautiful property couldn’t calm the RHOBH though, as Brandi took to inventing insulting nicknames for Joyce, including “big fat pig” and “Yoyce.”

24. Marrakech – RHONY

The Dar Liqama in Marrakech gave the ladies eight luxurious bedrooms to spread out across in their season four vacation, yet the trip is still filled with frustrations. Alex interrupts the henna tattoos to get angry with LuAnn for getting angry at Ramona, while Kelly gets upset that her tattoo was ruined.

24. Marrakech – RHONY
The ultimate falling out happens between Jill and Ramona, and the drama is enhanced simply by the fact that there are camels.

25. NYC – RHOBH

In their first season, the RHOBH visit The Dream Hotel in New York City. You, too, can book a room in this 1895 Beaux-Arts construction, grabbing drinks at the lobby bar and a bite at the bistro.

25. NYC – RHOBH
The housewives predictably stumbled across drama in the city, where Camille dealt with the possibility of Kyle insulting her off camera and Kyle called Camille “such a f—ing liar.”

26. Ochos Rios – RHOA

Season eight took the RHOA to the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. The five-star hotel is studded with chandeliers and boasts 11 restaurants and bars for an unforgettable getaway. The ladies enjoyed a relatively drama-free vacay to this destination.

26. Ochos Rios – RHOA
Though Kim is confronted with internet rumors the other women have been consuming about her husband, she thanks them for their honesty. Kenya declares that the others call Kim boring, which simply proves that it takes a real streak of dramatics to fit in on the show.

27. Las Vegas – RHOC

Las Vegas is a staple on the show. The RHOC stayed at the Red Rock Resort in the presidential suite featuring a Jacuzzi fit for eight.

27. Las Vegas – RHOC
Drama ensues when Vicki finds out that Gretchen’s signature drink is a dirty martini garnished with blue cheese-stuffed olives, as that drink was hers.

28. Las Vegas – RHOBH

When the ladies of Beverly Hills visit Vegas, they stay in the Palms Casino Resort Hardwood Suite, which includes a basketball court, dance floor, and butler service.

28. Las Vegas – RHOBH
Drama is minimal on this trip, but the cotton candy keeps things interesting.

29. Las Vegas – RHOA

Need more inspo for a visit to Vegas? The RHOA stayed at Planet Hollywood Resort. Standard rooms here are surprisingly affordable, making this an easy pick if you want to copy the ladies’ style.

29. Las Vegas – RHOA
The excitement in this trip is limited primarily to Kenya and Phaedra airing their issues by writing down their grievances and reading them from a bowl.

30. Tucson, AZ – RHONJ

The housewives of New Jersey head to Tucson in season five and stay at the Miraval Resort and Spa Villas. The ladies consult with mediums and psychics for a glimpse into their future confrontations.

30. Tucson, AZ – RHONJ

To complete the trip in iconic housewives style, Joe Gorga tosses a wine glass at the wall.

Whether you can afford a similar suite or you simply want to tour the same cities, these vacay ideas will give you plenty to ponder. If you’re really interested in recreating iconic housewives moments, don’t forget to have a few smashable glasses on hand.