The bachelor party is a man’s last hurrah. How he toasts the end of his single life says much about him. Bachelor parties run the scope – from a night of drinking on the town to the no-holds-barred bash that includes taking to the road to a destination near you or hopping on a plane to do it up big time in another part of the world.
There are a number of places in the world to not only visit, but to party hard. It really does depend on your preferences. If you want to party 24/7, Vegas is the spot for you. But if you want to relax after a long night of hanging out with the boys, perhaps a beach in the Caribbean or even South America is for you.
If you’re a man looking to make a statement, that yes, you’re getting hitched “but you’re still the man,” throw a bachelor fete you won’t forget and she might not forgive you for.
Here are 10 places you’ll enjoy for a bachelor party vacation. But remember, it won’t be easy to convince her to let you go.
10. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Even the name, Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa might get her upset. You better hope she doesn’t go on the website www.breathlessresorts.com and see all those beautiful girls and the fact that every third girl stays free!
Think Vegas in the Caribbean. Imagine the beautiful people baking in the sun, liquor is flowing, food is good, bikinis everywhere and you’re bonding with your crew. Hopefully no one puts out a challenge or dare that you’ll be bound by secrecy for the rest of your lives.
The action never stops at Breathless. Every week there’s all kind of crazy stuff like the Lingerie Blacklight Party, White Beach Party, Dirty Dancing Night, Sensuality Show, Gatsby Night Party and more. There’s much to tempt you into trouble.
9. Bangkok, Thailand
Do you remember The Hangover Part 2? If so, then you know Bangkok provides much potential for all manor of malarkey that will get your bride-to-be very mad. How about disco buses with sexy hostesses, private parties, skydiving, muy thia boxing, “fetishist” clubs. When in Bangkok, you’re never far from a party.
The three-year-old Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is home to one of hippest rooftop hangouts, L’Appart, and it’s just around the corner from the Soi Cowboy.
Chill out during the day with golf at the Muang Kaew Golf Course.
Fiances be warned: “In Bangkok or Pattaya, you just never know, he might hook up with a lady boy if he’s had too many beers,” says Anthony, who runs the The Travel Tart (www.thetraveltart.com).
8. New Orleans, Louisiana
Lots of whisky coupled with wild, beautiful women, street dancing and burlesque shows. Bourbon Street alone is enough to make the trip worthwhile.
It’s easy to get naughty in New Orleans. If you think you can handle it, check out Colette, which is rumored to be one of the best swingers clubs in town. Go any night, you won’t go wrong, whether on “Wicked Wednesdays,” “Newbie Night,” “Stockings and Stilettos,” or “Pantiless Fridays”
When you’re finished drinking, there’s plenty of exquisite cuisine to sober you up. Check out the French Quarter’s latest restaurants and good music and try to block out what you’ve done.
7. New York City, New York
New York may be the capital of culture, with its many museums, art galleries, theatres, opera and ballet, but it doesn’t take much creativity to find all matter of mayhem.
Whether you’re looking for burlesque shows, strip shows, peep shows, nightlife that turns to daylight, drugs and maybe some stuff you never imagined, you’ll find it in New York City. Better have a good story for why you chose the Big Apple that’s also known as the Big Trouble.
6. Reykjavik, Iceland
Luxury travel consultant Ania Wroblewska says one of their popular destinations for a bachelor party is Reykjavik. Not only is it not such a far, far, away place as you might think despite the cold, the action is hot, hot, hot.
The nightlife is legendary and lasts until whenever. There are hundreds of bars all within a walking distance of each other that allow for some great bar hopping parties. Wroblewska can arrange a nightlife guide that will get you and your boys into all sorts of clubs and mischief.
When you sober up, you can have fun of another kind, such as caving, shooting, horseback riding, taking to the waters, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice climbing and more. There’s also a place perfect for nursing a hangover – the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa surrounded by lava formations.
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is famous for the tango, and that’s just where the fun starts. Buenos Aires is all about the good times, dancing away the night, drinking up and devouring delicious food that’s everywhere.
There’s no shortage of beauties who will beckon a beau and his best buds. Sex is in the air. While he’s out partying with the locals, she’s at home pouting and having some second thoughts about saying yes this bachelor party destination.
Maybe the groom-to-be will prove untouchable, remain steadfast and true, but then again, maybe not. In Buenos Aires it can be hard to just say no!
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
She surely will have something to say when you announce you’re heading to Amsterdam. Few places party like Amsterdam. Music festivals, bars, cannabis cafes, sex shops, and exotic women everywhere. She knows it will be hard not to get your freak on.
Amsterdam’s clubbing scene covers the entire range of the electronic music and hip-hop spectrum, from tiny clubs to arena-filling parties. Whether your thing is electro beats, a live rock band, an intimate jazz show or something more obscure, Amsterdam is ready to party every night of the week, which is what will worry her.
Calm her nerves and tell her that Amsterdam is also educational, with its museums and historical sights, and wholesome walking and cycling tours.
Never mention the Red Light District!
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There is no place like it on earth. Justin Keeperman, founder of WGY Lifestyle, a lifestyle management company and luxury travel agency says the place to stay during your bachelor party is The Fasano, which he adds has the best rooftop pool or the Copacabana Palace.
As for where to eat, Mr. Lam’s is a must-go. And you’ll never forget the sites on the Ipanema Beach. Don’t dismiss Leblon, another great beach in Rio.
“Nightlife is endless,” says Keeperman. Make stops at Bar Mineiro, Jobi Rio Scenarim, or if you’re into clubs, favorites include Circo Voador, Nuth and Studio RJ.
Remember that great song about The Girl from Ipanema? Your girl won’t be able to get it out of her head.
2. Monte Carlo, Monaco
It’s hard to know what will bug her most: the money you’ll spend getting there, or the money you might gamble away while acting like a high roller. Is it possible that you’ll even lose some of the wedding kitty?
Will you capture the attention of a princess or starlet? With elegant restaurants, bodyguards, helicopters, yachts and beautiful people surrounding you, will you suddenly see her as too simple?
Trust that this is one trip, where she won’t sleep a wink while you’re away sowing your wild oats. Romeo, Romeo, where art thou?
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
They don’t call it Sin City for nothing. “Las Vegas is essentially an adult version of Disneyland, especially for those looking to indulge in activities their bride wouldn’t approve of,” Dylan Osborne, CEO and Founder of NiLi, a nightlife App that provides curated lists of the hottest local venues and events.
You know all about Vegas’ array of strip joints, but Vegas is also home to high-end nightclubs and pool parties/day clubs. Word on the street is that many of the pool parties are European style. Translation – topless for women. “Things can get pretty rowdy, especially with bottle service cabanas. The venue generally provides some personal, topless hostesses for your cabana, for socializing of course!” says Osborne.
If all that doesn’t tick off your bride, there’s another option – scaring her to death. Take to the wheels of a 600 horsepower race car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience driving 165 mph on Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I went there after I got back from Afghanistan. The Playboy Club was awesome, a private table, single girls everywhere. My mate was very fond of strippers so we went to Treasures Gentleman’s Club. That’s a place where you can spend $5,000 a night, and we did to my regret when I checked the bank balance the next morning,” says Thomas Wallace.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.