Gone are the days when we were content to don an L-plate and hit the local clubs. These days, brides-to-be want to start off their married life in style by jetting off for an exciting weekend away. Here’s my guide to the Europe’s hottest hen havens.
Benidorm continues to feature high on hen wish lists and with great beaches, buzzing nightlife and bars galore, it’s easy to see why. Plan your evenings in advance with this party guide to Benidorm and hit the Aqualandia water park for daytime thrills.
With a vibrant cafe culture, eclectic range of nightclubs and a vodka museum, Amsterdam is the stuff hen-do dreams are made of. If you want a break from partying, enjoy a cycle ride through the city, check out the floating flower market or head to the world-class Van Gogh Museum.
For a fun-packed break, Dublin won’t disappoint. Enjoy a pint of the black stuff in Temple Bar, sample high-end cuisine in top-class restaurants and hit the clubs for everything from karaoke fun to dance-till-dawn action.
Try something different with a break to Budapest, Hungary’s party capital. This eclectic city is packed with sleek bars and clubs where you can enjoy cocktails and hit the dancefloor. During the day, enjoy a river cruise, or head to a spa for a relaxing, rejuvenating thermal bath.
For non-stop party action, Ibiza is always a safe bet. With beach bars, cocktail venues and nightclubs vying for your attention, you’ll never be short of options. Browse for souvenirs in the Hippy Market, enjoy mouthwatering tapas and prepare for your evening extravaganza.
If you’re after a sophistication with a dash of nightlife, Madrid offers this and more. During the day, the sleek shopping district will provide ample opportunity for retail therapy, spa treatments and fine dining. In the evenings, head to La Latina for wine bars and tasty tapas.
Offering the perfect balance of nightlife and culture, Barcelona is a city packed with intriguing possibilities. During the day, check out Gaudi’s impressive cathedral, enjoy Spanish cuisine and try your hand at flamenco dancing! As the sun sets, choose from a diverse range of clubs.
Beautiful Prague is a city of two halves, offering daytime culture and sizzling nightlife. You’ll find plenty of options from burlesque dance classes to cocktail-making experiences, or you could enjoy a river cruise and lunch before heading for the bars and nightclubs.
Paris never goes out of style. Stroll the Champs-Elysées, browse the galleries and enjoy the best of French cuisine. As the sun sets over the Eiffel Tower, get dressed up to enjoy the spectacular club scene.
Famous for its beach clubs, Marbella offers hen-do fun with a dash of Spanish charm. The nightlife is epic, and the fabulous beaches will make daytime recovery totally bearable.
Remember, it’s your hen do, so make sure you do what you want to do! Whether it’s packed full of sightseeing, fine dining or stylish bars and nightclubs, make your hen do memorable.