If you, like me, can literally buy whatever you want, whenever you want (yeah right – I can’t even afford to pay attention), then put your Monster drink and pasty down and read on, people. These dream hen and stag do ideas are for people who can afford to buy the entire city you live in and put it on eBay. I’m sure they won’t, they’ll just want to pay to take all their mates on an elaborate hen/stag do halfway around the world.
Chilled Days and Nights in the Tropics
You’ll need a place to chill out on your dream hen/stag do. A destination where the booze flows like a stream in spring, the sun will bronze your body and a place where you don’t have to lift a finger. That place is the W Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. It’s a pristine paradise, and the only problem you’ll have is deciding whether you want a Dirty Martini or a Sapphire Jubilee Fizz.
At night you’ll want to visit the Fisherman’s village for boutique bars and restaurants or a chill on the bean bags on the beach. Then it’s back to the W Retreat for more chilled out vibes from famous DJs and as many cocktails as you can drink.
You’ll need to be fit, but as you’ve no doubt got your own personal trainer and a gym in your house the size of Cheltenham then that won’t be a problem.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, for your dream hen/stag do. It’s one of the only places where snow still falls in Africa (not for long though, but I won’t get all David Attenborough). It’s a 7-day trek which includes camping – yes, I did say camping! However, you will have Sherpas who will carry most of your gear, except your own personal rucksack.
Here’s an idea; be a hero and do it for charity. Or, as you’re minted, sponsor your group – it’s nice to be nice.
Party Like It’s 2099!
In my mind the only place in the world to party in an abundance of luxury is Las Vegas.
By day take part a dog fight in real Jet Fighters with simulated guns, and if you manage to shoot down the jet in front of you, real smoke pours out! Then, go down one of the longest zip wires in the world and drink in breathtaking views of of Las Vegas, Eldorado Valley and Lake Mead.
You will also need to attend one of Las Vegas’s infamous pool parties which last pretty much most of the day. With so much to do in the day, when will you find time to gamble? With over 40 casinos in the Las Vegas strip area I don’t think you will struggle.
But where to stay? MGM, Mandarin Oriental, Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace… do you need any more? Just so you know, they filmed ‘The Hangover’ at Caesars Palace.
Las Vegas can be an affordable destination, and quite a few hen and stag parties head out there from the UK each year. However, including the jet fighting, zip wire, pool party and staying in a top hotel will pretty much break the bank!
First of all, as money is no object, no doubt your first hobby is proving that very point; spending money like the Niagara falls gets rid of water. So get into your private jet and head over to Dubai’s Wafi Shopping Mall. Not only will you find 300 shops full of all the top designer gear, there are also 30 incredible restaurants and an extremely top notch Spa.
Once you have spent out you will need to take a helicopter to the top of your 7 Star Hotel. Luckily the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel, your dream hen/stag do location for two nights, has a heli-port on it’s roof. This is the 7 star hotel that’s shaped like a sail sitting on an artificial island, 280 metres from Jumeirah beach.
The next day you can go on a 4×4 desert adventure, dune buggy racing, desert quad biking, hot air ballooning… the desert is your oyster.
If you do like a tipple and as you’re on a stag or hen weekend it’s recommended to stay in your hotel as it is illegal to be under the influence in public areas. Be travel wise and visit the Government website for details.
The Ultimate Destination (You May Have to Wait a Few Years)
Hire out Richard Branson’s Necker Island for you and 33 friends for the ultimate hen or stag do. In fact you could combine the two – whatever you want.
Unfortunately, since two hurricanes recently hit the British Virgin Islands, I am not sure when it will be up and running, but when it is you will want to stay there!
The parties, the food and, if you’re joined by Richard… the stories!
On Necker Island the service is 5*, the food is 5* and the accommodation, yes, is 5*. You’ll be away from the rest of the world in a pool of luxury.
- A dedicated team of 100 staff
- Two Freshwater infinity pools
- Tennis courts (floodlit)
- Hot tub
- Scuba diving
- WIFI (just in case)
Advertised rates for 2018 is $82,000 a night, but this wouldn’t worry you as money is no object!
Guest post by Marco Walker of Designaventure
Images from Flickr (CC BY 2.0 License)…
W Resort Koh Samui: By Simon_sees
Mount Kilimanjaro: By Stig Nygaard
Las Vegas: By Nan Palmero
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel: By Sam Valadi
Necker Island: By Kansasphoto