Having trouble deciding on where to go for a hen weekend? Women are known to be a little bit fussy so with so many destinations to choose from it’s going to be difficult to make everyone happy in the group! Here are some of the best destinations that will ensure the bride-to-be goes home smiling.
Think Sex in the City, think glam, think the most sophisticated hen party destination abroad; New York. Situated on a huge natural harbour on the Atlantic coast, New York is made up of five boroughs including The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, each with its own individuality.
Shopping on fifth avenue or at Bloomingdales, browsing famous art galleries and museums including the magnificent Museum of Modern Art, clapping eyes on the iconic Statue of Liberty, enjoying a show on Broadway and indulging the taste buds with food from all over the world cooked to such perfection that it rivals the quality from the countries they come from; just a selection of what’s on offer in New York.
There is a limitless list of reasons why New York is so appealing to hen parties; the only regret after a visit will be that you wish you had more time there.
The city of love and only a couple of hours train ride away on the Eurostar, it’s not surprising this is a popular destination for hen weekends. With the romanticised architectural monuments of the Eiffel tower and the Notre Dame, museums, public gardens and shopping, Paris combines culture with French chic wining and dining.
At night you have the Moulin Rouge with its exciting, raunchy and spectacular entertainment along with the surrounding bars, then how about an afternoon cruise down the river Seine where you can view the sights of the city from another angle? Alternatively, climb to the top of the incredible Basillica de Sacre Couer which sits at Paris’ highest point on Monmarte hill with a spectacular panoramic view over the city, although nothing comes close to the breathtaking views from the Eiffel Tower.
Paris is ideal for those looking for a more sophisticated hen weekend and will definitely not disappoint.
The ultimate destination for the ultimate party; San Antonio, Ibiza. Renowned for its party atmosphere, hundreds of clubs and beautiful beaches, Ibiza is the perfect hen destination for those wanting a full blown party with the girls before it’s time to settle down.
San Antonio in particular is the place to be if this is what you’re looking for, with Pasha, Cafe Mambo, Head Kandi and Cafe Del Mar to name just a few of the famous clubs that will ensure you never sleep.
The West End offers even smaller clubs and bars, although if what you’re looking for is a more sophisticated evening then head down to Sunset Strip where you’ll find some of the best places to eat and relax whilst soaking up the beautiful sunset.
There is more to San Antonio than just partying though with its beautiful beaches, coves and prominent cliffs. Plus Ibiza Town is just 20 minutes down the road and is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, so if you can pull yourself out of bed before sunset it’s worth spending a day or two strolling through the cobbled streets browsing the shops and tasting the local food.
If you’re after combining sun, sea and sand then Magaluf is the perfect destination for a getaway. Set on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Magaluf is unsurprisingly one of the most popular holiday resorts in Spain, situated between the neighbouring resorts of Torrenova and Palma Nova.
With three beautiful white sandy beaches to top up the tans on and hundreds of bars and clubs to choose from, Magaluf combines pure relaxation by day with pure hedonism by night.
“The Strip” is where you’ll find the best bars and clubs with BCM standing above the rest as the largest club in Majorca and playing host to international DJ’s. However, there’s much more to Magaluf than just the nightlife. Get yourself on board a catamaran cruise where you can relax in style whilst gently riding the waves off the coast of Magaluf. It’s moments like this when you’ll wish you never have to leave Magaluf!
Marbella is a small town in Malaga, Spain, situated right by the Mediterranean Sea and below the beautiful La Concha mountain. For a more sophisticated trip abroad along with fabulous nightlife, boutique shopping and beautiful beaches, Marbella hen weekends are a top choice.
No trip to Marbella though is complete without a day or night out in Puerto Banus, the neighbouring town a few kilometres away with one of the most prestigious marinas in the world. So prestigious in fact that this is where the King of Saudi Arabia and some of the wealthiest people in the world moor up their boats. To add to the exclusivity of Marbella, some familiar people have chosen to set up home there such as Antonio Banderas and Sean Connery.
However, besides the nearby marina, beaches and famous people, Marbella has an array of chic bars and clubs that cater to the classier hen. There are also many spa hotels to be found and Nikki Beach club is a must, combining exclusive relaxation by day and international DJ’s by night.