You’re only ever going to do this once – so why not take yourself and the girls away on a holiday to remember away from the UK for your amazing upcoming hen do? Regardless of what you and your friends are into, there are stacks of exciting opportunities and experiences out there just waiting to be snapped up – and here’s our pick of some of the most interesting.
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The Republic of Ireland
Everyone knows – and says – that the Irish know how to have a good time, and let us tell you – they’re not lying. Dublin, Ireland is a varied capital full of history and sites of genuine interest, but above all, it’s a real party city. Traditional Irish pub crawls, an amazing array of unique dining experiences and some of the best traditional music and party bars the continent has to offer await you here – and what’s more, it’s only a quick journey across from the UK. Boasting luxury hotels and stacks of cocktail experiences, too, it’s well worth finding out what the craic is all about.
Is this one a little too obvious? Maybe not. Ibiza is still very much the dance music capital of Europe and, as such, you really won’t find parties and clubs bigger and bolder than you’ll get out on the Spanish island. Any hens looking for a wild time out on the continent should definitely look for exclusive packages out in Ibiza first and foremost – it’s still a great choice for big groups looking to let their hair down. When all is said and done, too, really soak up the sun – the coastlines here go on for miles and miles.
Moving on in the continent, Cyprus is an island that’s full of amazing sights, smells and sounds. Like Ibiza, Ayia Napa in the south is well-known for its party atmosphere and while it’s become more of a family-friendly zone in the past decade, it’s still home to thrills and spills galore. What’s more, the beaches in southern Cyprus are absolutely stunning – you won’t find better on the continent. Check out the local cuisine, book in some activities and just drink it all in.
Vegas, baby! Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the absolute must-visits that the US has to offer, and for a variety of reasons. The big draw obviously lies in the casinos – so if you and the girls like the sound of splashing some big cash on the tables and slots, go right ahead! Las Vegas is also famously home to tons of massive shows and events – things really go ‘big’ here, so if glitz, glamour and bright lights sound right up your hen party’s alley, it’s time to take a closer look at Vegas.
If you want to a little bit left-field, why not consider taking your hen team out to Western Europe for your do or weekend? Berlin is a proud capital and it’s also chock full of brilliant party scenes and nightclubs – it’s the home of techno music, of course – and more than this, the German locals really know a good beer. If partying and drinking takes its toll, however, there’s lots of places for you to relax and unwind – the city is home to some breath-taking historical architecture and is immensely proud of its culture. Well worth a look around and a break away!
For a real adventure, why not take your hens down under? Australia is solid coastline and amazing views – it’s a great place to escape to if you’re looking to wind down and relax. It’s surfers’ paradise, of course – meaning if you fancy taking the hens to tackle some ocean fun or a beach holiday to remember, Australia will see you right. There’s more to see here than just beaches and waves, however – the country is famous for its exclusive indigenous wildlife, and it’s therefore a great spot for animal lovers to take a tour or two of the critters and creatures that crop up here.
Alternatively, if you still wish to check out the UK and all it has to offer in terms of hen parties– why not see what Blighty has to offer? London remains one of the most popular hen destinations in Europe, with amazing bars, activity weekends and more just waiting to be snapped up. Further north, try out humble Cardiff’s party scene or take in Edinburgh’s masses of culture and class – city breaks or countryside trips away are abundant here – whether you’re throwing a massive party or taking things steady, there’s a world of choice.
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