10 Pink Stays To Live Your Real Life Barbie and Ken Travel Dreams

Come on Barbie, let's go vacay.
barbie inspired pink stays

2023 has truly been a year for movie hype! Summer blockbusters are back with a bang as remakes and sequels hit the big screen. From Ariel the mermaid making a big splash with the iconic Little Mermaid release this year, to the Barbie movie painting the world pink, these feature films are giving us some colourful ideas when it comes to travel plans and booking vacation rentals.

Set Jetting’ is the term for travelling to destinations or choosing accommodations made famous by movie sets and it continues to spark the imaginations of Canadians. Expedia research showing that 60% of Canadian travellers have considered visiting a destination after being influenced by movies and shows.  

So, as Barbie and Ken turn up the nostalgia for all things pink and ‘Barbiecore’ once again, here are some dream stays, from hotels to vacation homes, that are picture-perfect for your Barbie vacation.

Vacation rentals that transport you to Barbie world

Pink A-Frame
Texas, USA

This adorable Waco, Texas pink A-frame on VRBO is pink inside and out! Adorned with funky furnishings and western touches, this dream stay would be the ideal match for the version of western Barbie that’s already become so iconic from film trailers (it even has pink cowgirl hats!) 

Luxury Ocean-Front Home
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Perched on a Costa Rica cliff edge allowing for stunning views, this pink paradise will have you wondering, is this real life? Sip on a pink cocktail in luxury of the infinity pool or watch a cotton candy pink sunset from the luscious deck.  

Pink Castle Bae-cation
Wisconsin, USA

As the name suggests, this is the perfect vacation home for you and your best baes. Looking like a pink gingerbread house on the outside, the interior of this 1883 Wisconsin victorian mansion screams eclectic luxury maximalist for the dolls who like to surround themselves with fanciest things.  

Scottsdoll Dreamhouse
Arizona, USA

Calling all dolls! In true dreamhouse fashion, this Scottsdale stunner comes fully equipped with high-heel shaped chairs, giant pink Jenga, custom pink neon signs and string lights. There’s even a life-sized doll box making for the perfect photo-op to channel your inner Barbie.  

Spanish Villa
Canary Islands, Spain

Panoramic view and pink palaces are the picture-perfect combination! Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and boasting a large and beautiful pool, it’s hard not to feel like everyone’s favourite doll while strolling this luxury escape in the Canary Islands.

Hotels that transport you to Barbie world

The June Motel
Prince Edward County, ON

Vintage Barbie lovers will find their pink paradise at this boutique motel located in wine country. Bursting with charm, guests will delight in rosy pink touches, a s’mores firepit and complimentary yoga classes. 

The Don CeSar
St. Petersburg, FL

Talk about a pink palace! This bright pink hotel sits on sandy white beaches and offers spa services, beach activities, and ample dining options. You can almost picture Barbie driving the palm tree-lined way in her pink convertible. 

The Pink Hotel Coolengatta
Queensland, Australia

Colourful velour and a disco-ball tiled shower? Sign Barbie up! Located steps from the beach, this unique stay has individually decorated rooms to fit style from Barbie to Skipper to Ken.  

Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel
Ibiza, Balearic Islands

Pink on the outside and pink on the inside, there will be no escaping this colour on your stay. Plus, lounging in a poolside cabana and sipping on a pink cocktail feels like the ultimate vacation Barbie activity.  

The Royal Hawaiian
Honolulu, HI

At this sprawling pretty in pink hotel, guests can walk out onto a pink balcony and soak in the dreamy sights of Waikiki Beach. Come on Barbie, let’s go luau.  

Transport yourself to another world with a Disney-inspired day and more! Find all the travel date ideas here.

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