5 Places to go on an awesome Stag Do
Most of us will at some point of our lives take the plunge and get married, this means stag and hen do’s are big business. Millions of these premarital ceremonial parties are undertaken ever year, and more and more of you are choosing to fly further afield and head abroad.
Certain destinations have become synonymous with this type of party tourism, and the towns have a great reputation for providing fun and frolics for the whole group. From risky entertainment, cheap accommodation to cheap drinks, there are certainly lots of considerations to take into account when planning yours.
For all you best men and maids of honor, we have done all the research for you. No why don’t have hundreds of friends who have all taken the plunge, and nor are were friends with any serial wedders. But we have been to a lot of so called party destinations and we are luckily enough to have partied first hand in some truly awesome places. And we reckon we know what a good party needs and this goes for stag/hen parties as well.
We have spent more than the one weekend end getting on groove on in the below places, it has taken a lot more research than usual as we for some reason kept forgetting most of the details when we got home, so we would have to go back again under the intention of not getting so wasted and acting a little more professional this time.
We have first hand experience of the nightlife and party scenes in each of these destinations and we have the hangovers to prove it.
Las Vegas – USA
It is by the no coincidence the first of the movie franchise named “The Hangover” chose the original Sin City for it’s Stag do themed movie. The Las Vegas nightlife is probably the most famous party scene in the world. It really is a place that never sleeps, with 24hrs casinos, world class night clubs, some of the worlds hottest strippers, and a reputation as the premier Stag do destination it is no wonder that millions visit here every year.
We have never met anyone who has ever disliked it here, and nearly all the people we know who have been are desperate to go back again. The nightlife here can be so intense that 3-4 days is about max at anyone visit, making Vegas the perfect choice for weekend frolics for millions of party animals. The city is home to some monstrous hotels and resorts all with thousands of rooms and all competing for your business, which means prices can be cheap if you can plan to avoid the big trade shows or huge sporting event weekends.
Pattaya City Thailand
Pattaya City Thailand has an awesome reputation as one of Asia’s best nightlife scenes, but is still relatively unknown outside of Asia. Located only 170km South of Bangkok on Thailand’s eastern seaboard, Pattaya is the most convenient resort to get to in Thailand and transfers from Bangkok airport are only 1.5hrs.
The nightlife scene in Pattaya is unlike anywhere else in the world we have been, the whole town revolves around night time activities. With over 2,000 bars, clubs and Go Go’s the place is absolutely buzzing all night, every night. You’ve seen the movie Hangover part 2, well think of that on steroids and you will be close to what Pattaya is like.
The night time fun is centered around around a few different areas of the town, Walking street in the center is where the serious fun is at, a 1 km strip filled with bars, nightclubs and GoGo’s and is jam packed every night. Where as Jomtien to the south is a little quieter as the nightlife goes, and is great for good restaurants, live music and cocktail bars. We have only been here once so we recommend checking this guide to Pattaya and Jomtien nightlife.
Prague Czech republic
Ever since the opening up of the old Eastern Bloc in Europe, Prague has easily become Europe’s best party destination, easily surpassing the old stalwart of Amsterdam. Every year there are thousands and thousands of stag and hen do’s flocking to Prague to participate in one of the best nightlife’s not just in Europe but in the world.
Cheap drinks, cheap accommodation, awesome nightclubs and hundreds of strip bars all make this a great destination for any stag do. If your group has varying budgets and are looking for a great weekend that won’t break the bank then Prague should be the first place you look at.
The city is split into 2 separate destinations the more cultural old town is not where the partying is, but is great for food and to walk around and clear your head from last nights shenanigans. The new town however is a different beast altogether, this is where the fun and frolics happen and they really know how to cater for this type of group. Check these guys out for pre-arranged stag partys
Probably more famous as a spring break destination for US college kids, Cancun in Mexico is also an extremely popular destination for US based groups of stag and hen party’s, or as they are know in the US Bucks and Maid of Honor parties.
Located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Cancun is easily reached from most North American cities. Cancun boasts some stunning beaches and crystal clear waters, perfect for relaxing during the day and recovering from the previous evenings entertainment. Snorkeling, SCUBA and water sports are all on offer in this beach lovers paradise.
But Stag and Hen do’s are all about the nightlife and Cancun’s is rapidly becoming a serious challenger to Las Vegas, the Mexicans have always know how to throw a party, and boy do they do it well. The clubbing here is awesome with several super clubs all boasting international DJ’s who keep the music and party pumping until dawn. There are also some awesome boat parties here in Cancun. Better value in Cancun for those that can’t stretch the budget required for a pricey weekend in Vegas.
Start your Cancun night at the famous party restaurant Senor frogs
Miami Florida USA
The second USA based destination to make the list is the ever popular South Beach in Miami. This isn’t your average party destination and is a much up market and refined place to party.
The nightlife scene here should need no introduction and is famous the world over for it’s chic and stylish bars and restaurants all located along the impressive south beach. For Hens there is also the ability to shop til you drop, and Miami offers all the high end boutiques and shops you could wish for.
If you have a bigger budget, can’t party like your still 21 and are looking for a more refined and grown up destination for your party then check out Miami’s south beach.
The above list would be our recommendations for your weekend away, we have tried to cover all budgets and themes and offer a destination for every group no matter what your after. Locations are also just as varied from Asia, Europe and the US. Meaning it doesn’t matter where your based there is a great nightlife destination near you, just perfect for your stag or hen party.
Feel free to comment with your own recommendations below, and if your daring enough why not tell a few secrets from your last weekend away with the boys or girls (no need to publish names).