Who doesn’t need to let off some steam before tying the knot? Choosing the perfect bouquet, deciding on the menu, finding that suit or gown… During the stressful process of arranging one of the most important days of your life, spare some time to have fun! These destinations offer unique experiences to enjoy your last unmarried days with friends. Here are 7 different stag and hen destinations!
Known to be the city of freedom and fun, Amsterdam promises various types of entertainment for both ladies and gentleman. If you are looking for a boozy night-out, dancing until sunrise, and spending daylight hours visiting museums, then Amsterdam might be the ticket! Beside heading to the night clubs, and checking out the Van Gogh museum or Anne Frank House, you could throw your own boat party! See the city’s beautiful sights from the water, and discover the famous canals.
Despite not being the first city that may come to one’s mind as a stag destination, Davos is in fact very appealing to car enthusiasts. Set off on the journey of a lifetime through Swiss Alps, following in the tire tracks of the automotive greats of Top Gear. Select a Ferrari or Lamborghini, and stay in a luxurious hotel when you are off the road.
Fancy having your hen party in a Turkish museum with whirling Dervishes? The city of Cappadocia is a geological oddity, plucked from a fairytale. The Museum Hotel was built into ancient ruins, and designed by an antique collector. It is filled with relics dating back to the 16th century. Get a birds eye view of this ‘lunar landscape’, in a soaring hot air balloon!
An extraordinary place for a luxurious hen or stag party: Château Bouffémont. You can live out the life of nobles for two nights. You’ll taste food prepared by a private chef, and stay in glamorous suits. Invite your friends around for a stag or hen in the epitome of indulgent French style.
Beautiful, whitewashed, iconic Mykonos is a perfect hen or stag destination. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife on an island that never sleeps. Host wild parties in your own ocean side villa, and spend the days on warm sand beaches. Mykonos also offers one of the best sunsets in the world!
How about throwing your hen or stag party in the middle of desert? Drive out from the city of Dubai in 4×4 vehicles, and taste Arabic dishes such as shawarma and falafel, let belly dancers teach you some moves, or enjoy a tanoura dance show on a unique desert safari. You could also request henna painting or shisha to surprise your friends.
London just may be the best city for a stag or hen, where you’ll never run out of options! For something boozy you have options from casual – hitting up your favourite pub, to fancier – trying out a trendy, swanky new nightclub or bar! Would you rather let the party come to you? Let a personal chef, like Adam Byatt, into your home to prepare an intimate dinner for your nearest and dearest.
Which of these best hen and stag destinations will you be heading to?
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