Hen weekends abroad are the perfect excuse to spend a few days away from it all with your best friends. But with so many great destinations, where’s best to go? If fascinating culture, exciting nightlife and mouth-watering food are on your list of criteria, these top destinations will guarantee to hit the mark:
Have you ever stayed in a hotel with a half-sized Eiffel tower in it? How about one with its own shark aquarium? Even the hotels in Las Vegas are an attraction, each with casinos and shopping malls included as standard. Stay in one of the biggest and glitziest in the world along ‘The Strip’, or head downtown to experience the old-world charm of Fremont Street, where you’ll discover lightshows, Martini lounges and Rat Pack tribute shows. Everyone should visit Vegas at least once in a lifetime, and hen weekends offer the ideal opportunity.
If Vegas isn’t for you, try the opposite side of the US and touchdown in New York City. Picnics in Central Park, shopping in Bloomingdales, ice-skating at The Rockefeller Centre…the Big Apple is brimming with diverse hen party ideas and, whether you’re glamour-pusses, culture-queens or party-princesses, hen weekends in New York can be anyone’s cup of coffee.
One destination which is a whole world away is Marrakech, a magical labyrinth of snake-charmers, story-tellers and medicine-men. Bargain for camel-leather bags and fragrant spices in the frenetic souqs, then escape the mayhem and pamper yourselves in a steamy Moroccan hammam. Watch the sun set over the Atlas Mountains and enjoy fish-tagines and mint tea in a roof-top restaurant, before indulging in night-life which ranges from sophisticated bars to super-clubs; hen weekends in Marrakech will stay with you forever.
For a truly classy affair you can’t beat hen weekends in Paris. Either grab a flight over or hop on the Eurostar and enjoy a breakfast of café-noir and croissants, with the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe shaping the skyline before you. Stroll along the Champs Elysees and Avenue Montaigne – home to the likes of Chanel, Dior and Givency – or join a wine-tasting cruise along the Seine, before relishing in an evening of fine-dining and theatre, vin-rouge and live music, or cocktails and clubbing; you certainly won’t be short of hen party ideas in Paris.
From casinos to cafes, souqs to shopping malls, hen weekends abroad promise some of the most memorable days and nights of your life, and offer the ultimate opportunity to spend some quality time together and truly let yourselves go before the big day.
Do you have a favorite destination for a hen party or, as we like to call this party here in the states, bachelorette party? Tell us about your ideas.