For some girls, the hen do is even more important than the wedding itself. In order to make the most of what should be one of the most memorable experiences in your life, we recommend you take a trip with your best friends. This way you can celebrate not just for a night, but for a few days in a row. When picking the location, think outside the box and be ready to discover a completely new place. Here’s a list of the hottest hen do destinations for 2017.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable hen do in fairytale surroundings with your friends, then Kotor, Montenegro is a great bet. There is nothing more relaxing than admiring the magnificent architecture of this fortified city situated on the Adriatic coast. Kotor is the pearl of Boka Bay and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Green mountains and a divine coastline hug the edges of one of Montenegro’s most beautiful historic cities. Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its well preserved walls, old buildings and cobbled streets and stunning coastal landscapes.
At almost every restaurant in the city, you and your girlfriends can enjoy excellent seafood dishes at an affordable price. As many young tourists choose this lovely city for a holiday, Kotor is bursting with pubs and wine bars. As the best hen dos usually involve a day at the beach, hire a car and drive to Ulcinj a incredibly picturesque city in the South of Montenegro, famous for its long, sandy beaches. Enjoy a day of snorkeling, kite-surfing, swimming in the crystal clear water or simply sunbathe with your best friends. Don’t think twice, take the girls and go to Kotor!
Eastern Europe has many beautiful places to offer, at much lower price as the rest of the continent. For a fantastic hen party, our pick is Warsaw, the vibrant capital of Poland. The architecture of the city is fascinating as gothic churches are juxtaposed with massive soviet flats on the same street. If you want to see a panoramic view of the city go to the Palace of Culture and Science, a Stalinist building.
There is no such thing as a successful hen party without a proper shopping session. Head to Nowy Swiat to find the best stores ranging from designer boutiques to high street retailers. If you want a makeover or a relaxing massage, try one of the posh hair salons or massage parlours nearby. For an ultimate unusual experience, you can go with your friends to the Neon Museum. There you’ll find a wide variety of neon signs that lit up Warsaw in the 60s and 70s.
If you love good food and want to become a good cook, we’re sure that both you and your friends will enjoy the next experience: the Pierogi Cooking Class. In Warsaw you’ll find many cooking classes that teach tourists how to make the delicious dumplings – our favourite ones are the beef and onion!
Albufeira- Algarve, Portugal
Another great way to spend your hen do is to visit the Algarve, one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal. You and your friends will love it as this charming coastal town is right on the beach. Take a walk in the dazzling old town, where you can have lunch or dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants always serving fresh seafood and traditional Portuguese dishes such as prawn cataplana.
Admire the stunning coastal landscapes overlooking a clear blue sea, lush greenery and majestic mountains. It is also worth looking at the buildings in Albufeira in order to learn about the rich history of the region. Its architecture is a testament to its rich history and recounts the different civilizations that have settled in the region. Enjoy the tasty cuisine and be charmed by the local folklore. For a fun day out with friends we recommend going to Aqualand Algarve, a massive water park with colorful slides, big swimming pools and other fun water facilities.
If you’re looking for a great restaurant to celebrate your last night before saying yes, then Restaurante Palacete should be your choice. Here you’ll have an intimate dining experience along with your best friends, enjoying great food and having a fun catch-up about your best memories together.
Come and discover sunny Malaga, a magnificent and vibrant city located in the south of Spain. Malaga is a perfect spot for a hen do as it has it all: the area is surrounded by lush Mediterranean flora, the sea is close to the city centre and there is a charming old town where you’ll find cool restaurants and hip bars at every corner. As you explore the city, take a break and have a cappuccino at one of the many cafes with outside seating areas, while feeling the sea breeze.
In the Malagueta area, you’ll find plenty of bars where you can enjoy a light cocktail after an amazing beach day. The beach here is wide and sandy and at weekends you’ll find DJs playing music and youngsters enjoying volleyball in the sun. We recommend ZZ Pub, a lively place with funk and soul music and regular live acts.