From Amsterdam to Prague, Benidorm to Barcelona, no matter where in the world you choose, best men will go above and beyond to seek out adrenaline-fuelled activities and titillating nightclubs to keep the stag happy. Firearm shooting, beer-bike experiences, casinos, paintballing, go-karting, the list is endless, as long as it’s competitive, it’s likely to appear in a stag itinerary. Newcastle is a top pick for those who chose to stay in the UK, and why not…this city is party central, hundreds of brilliant bars and outstanding nightclubs will not disappoint. Don’t forget to get the stag an embarrassing fancy dress outfit – not only does it make great photos, but gives you the chance to get your own back on something!
Hen parties are somewhat different from a stag do! Yes, girls love to party and yes, there will be a few opportunities to embarrass the hen, be it fancy dress or old photos, but the destination holds a lot of weight when planning the time away. A hen party is all about the bride-to-be spending quality time with those closest to her, packed full of fun, but somewhere they can relax and unwind as well. Dublin often tops the list for our ladies, if you want a weekend full of laughs with a huge choice of things to do, Dublin really hits the spot. Don’t panic, from UK spa weekends to pool parties in Marbella, pole dancing lessons in Tenerife to afternoon tea in London, we’ll make sure the leading lady and her ‘bride squad’ have an unforgettable time away!
If you’re still unsure of where to take the troops, our travel team have put together their top pick of destinations that are sure to make incredible photos and unforgettable memories…
Prague tops the list for the Eastern European destination – it’s easy to see why! Not only is it a beautiful city but it also offers great choices for accommodation for all budgets, from hostels to boutique hotels. The food is fabulous, we’re talking roast duck and beef tartare, but if it’s a hangover cure you need, look no further than the wiener sausages and gooey fried cheese. With hundreds of activities to choose from, illustrious nightlife and friendly locals…which is a must when you have a bunch of excitable stags, Prague is a sure winner.
The clubbing capital of the world! This party isle has been enticing hens and stags for years! From boat parties to the sunset strip, hippy markets and restaurants serving the finest Spanish cuisine, Ibiza has it all. Superclubs with infamous DJ’s will keep you going through the night and the cool beach bars will help you chill out and forget your hangover during the day.
Nothing says “last weekend of freedom” like Las Vegas. Yes, you will need a bigger budget, but yes, the highs will be bigger too! We’re talking rooftop bars on the 65th floor high, and roller coasters that hang off of skyscrapers, high! Vegas really does pack a punch for fun and indulgence. Think resident superstar DJs, insane pool parties, food to die for and shopping until you’re dropping. Vegas is for both the hen and stag. This oasis of luxury hotels is, in our opinion, worth every penny!
An old classic! Benidorm has been entertaining stag and hens for decades! There’s something refreshing about Benidorm, it’s not overambitious like some other hen and stag destinations, it’s a little more old skool, a bit more cheesy, let’s say! That’s what makes it so much fun. Think karaoke, fish and chips and cabaret shows and you can’t go far wrong. The beaches are fantastic, especially when you’re enjoying a sangria as the sun goes down.
A firm favourite, Amsterdam needs no real introduction. More popular with stags than hens, Amsterdam is picturesque and packed full of culture, although we’re not sure it’s the culture you flock here for! Great food, great museums, and great nightlife that is sure to please!
Marbella has earned itself a name for those who like to party in style. The hotels are swanky, the clubs are extravagant, and the restaurants compete with tantalising menus to draw in the groups of hens and stags. Puerto Banús has a pretty swish marina so if you fancy jumping aboard a luxury yacht for a boat party, this is where to come.
If you’re seeking a little more culture but still want a 24-hour party scene, Barcelona should move to the top of your list. Sophisticated and traditional, Barcelona ticks all boxes. The architecture such as La Sagrada Familia will keep you busy during the day, interrupted only by a glass or two of sangria and delicious tapas. As the evening draws in, the world-class nightlife will see you around the clock. When you just simply need to rest your head, hit the beach for some downtime or a quick game of volleyball if you have the stamina.
This is our curveball. Our travel team appreciate not all of you are looking to jet off on what may be the stereotypical hen or stag weekend. That’s why our UK lodges are a great option. From a surf weekend in Devon to a rural retreat near Bath, the locations and activities you can add are endless. Mud Buggies in Brighton and clay pigeon shooting in Edinburgh, we can sort anything and everything to make your staycation one to remember.