Do the sun, sea, sand and VIP beach club thing in Marbella. Party in the city. Get the best of both worlds in Barcelona. These are the top five party destinations for hen weekends, from Albufeira to Amsterdam.
If your bestie likes the sound of supercars, super yachts and exclusive beach clubs, she'll love Marbs! Think glitz and glam, style and exclusivity. Party destinations for hen weekends really don't get much more fabulous than Marbella. Here's how the perfect day in Marbs goes: begin with a champagne breakfast at your townhouse in the Montevideo hills, and spend the afternoon lazing around at a VIP beach club with incredible ocean views, drinking cocktails and splashing around in the pool. Then it's back to the townhouse to get ready for dinner at destination restaurant Fuel, followed by a bar hop and clubbing in Puerto Banus or PB as those in the know call it. This is real James Bond stuff! Literally, as Sean Connery used to live in Marbs. Think billionaire yachts and speedboats. You will definitely need a mega glam bikini.
No list of top five party destinations for hen weekends would be complete without Barcelona! Or Barca as it's affectionately known by its legions of fans. The capital of Catalonia has it all: Gaudi for the culture vultures, Barceloneta beach for the sun worshippers, the best beach bars in Spain, and fantastic nightlife of course. You've got everything from dive bars in Barri Gotic to cocktail bars and swanky clubs overlooking the ocean. There are so many musts for Barcelona hen weekends! Have a little fun with sightseeing by going on a Segway tour. Get the girls together for a tapas meal and taste the best patatas bravas in the city. If there's one thing that you really have to check out, it's private yacht charter. A skipper will whisk you off on a cruise of the coastline. Drink cava, catch some rays, and then join hands and jump off the boat into the water! The flights are nice and short at around 1hr 45mins, and transfers take just 20mins. If you get a wriggle on and book far enough in advance, you'll get a good deal.
Albufeira hen weekends are perfect for party girls. If you've done Spain and want to go somewhere different, head for the Algarve coast. When it comes to top party destinations for hen weekends, you'd have to go a long way to beat Albufeira. Think wild party nights on the strip and long hot sunny days on golden sandy beaches. The daytime activities are just as exciting as the nightlife. You've got to do a sunset boat party. Think shenanigans with a capital 'S'! Cruise past the beaches, coves, rock formations and caves as the DJs and crew get the party started with champagne sprays, giveaways, and the biggest summer sounds. If you want an adventure on dry land, go off on a buggy adventure in the mountain ranges and discover everything from wild orchids to riverbeds and cane fields. And let's not forget the watersports! Amazing! You can do it all on the Algarve: jet skis, banana boat and ringo rides, parasailing and wakeboarding. All that action is bound to make you hungry. And a girl's gotta eat on her Albufeira hen do! Make it special with a sunset meal at a swanky restaurant overlooking the Atlantic.
If you want full-on shenanigans in the sun, it has to be Ibiza! Where else but the White Isle can you find the craziest boat parties, biggest DJs, hottest superclubs, and wildest all-nighters? Ibiza hen weekends are great for clubbers, boho babes, hippy chicks, beach girls, bar hoppers - you name it. Do San Antonio for pure partying. Ibiza Town or Playa d'en Bossa if you want a more upmarket kind of Ibiza hen weekend. If you've got your heart set on the superclubs, get nightclub tickets before you go or risk not getting in. Then there are the boat parties. Nowhere does 'em quite like Ibiza! Do a VIP boat party if you want the upmarket version with champers and canapes. Want to get off the beaten track before hitting the bars? Explore the island on a Jeep safari or go quad biking. The season kicks off in May and winds down by October.
Not all party destinations for hen weekends are on the beach. Amsterdam hen weekends are perfect for party girls. And there's way more on offer than the glowing neons of the Red Light District. Hit Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, where you'll find all the best bars and clubs, pop-up parties, events, gigs and street performers. Amsterdam has a massive dance music scene, the club nights are fantastic! You can do all sorts of crazy stuff during the day, too. Where else but Amsterdam could you do a fire breathing workshop or a naughty cupcake workshop? If that sounds a bit too crazy, check out something fun like a pedalo or pub treasure hunt and do the canals and sights in a fresh, fun way.
Date Posted: Friday 15th April 2016
Author: Jenna Halford