Top 5 Stag Do Destinations

Jet off somewhere hot for the ultimate stag party; what better way to leave the bachelor life behind and prepare to become a married man? From Miami to Ibiza and some unusual hotspots in between, Faith Norris from lowcostholidays.com, has given us the run-down on the best destinations for the ultimate stag holiday.

Ibiza

Between June and September the island is party central, hosting huge acts at some of the biggest and best night clubs in the world. San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa are two resorts renowned for 24/7 partying. San Antonio boasts the sunset strip which is lined with cool bars and restaurants, furnished with oversized sun loungers and pools. Why not head to the beach to top up your tan in between paragliding and jet skiing? Stick around until 9pm (ish) when the sun sets in to the horizon, framed by the stunning Balearic Mountains. Playa d’en Bossa is where you’ll find Bora Bora Beach, a long sandy cove with bars pumping out music all day; the perfect warm-up session before a night of partying. Come the evening you’ll be spoilt for choice; summer 2013 has Calvin Harris spinning the decks at Amnesia, Axwell and Ingrosso at the open air club Ushuaia and Armin van Buuren at the biggest nightclub in the world, Privilege, amongst hundreds of other big name DJs.

Fuerteventura

For the stags after adrenalin fuelled water sports, Fuerteventura has great wind and kite surfing opportunities. Whether you consider yourself a pro or a total rookie, the island boasts big waves and great weather to catch some speed out at sea. Take lessons and rent equipment at the Quicksilver surf school in Corralejo, and don’t forget to take some snaps to impress the hens back home. After a day out at sea, you’ll need some food to keep you going for a night of partying. The La Taberna restaurant serves delicious Spanish cuisine, local fish, and the paella is a must! Live bands play at Rock Island Bar, making it a great place to start for a few beers before heading to The Kiwi Bar to end the night. To sweat out the stag party hangover, take a tour of the volcanic landscape… by bike! The EEE Bikers, based in Corralejo, guide you round the cratered island on pedelec (partly powered) mountain bikes. While exploring the island, many visitors are lucky enough to see wild chipmunks, so pack some peanuts if you want a close up picture to make your fiancé go ahhhh. Check out suburb holiday deals to Fuerteventura with lowcostholiday.com

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is often dubbed a grown-ups’ playground because of the endless parties, frivolous gambling and bright lights: the perfect ingredients for a wild stag do! It would be near illegal to not partake in some gambling while in Las Vegas, where Roman decorated Caesars Palace, the vivacious Bellagio and buzzing MGM are among the biggest casinos. Just remember to set yourself gambling limits and stick to them, as your fiancée wouldn’t be too happy if you gambled away your house keys, or the wedding budget. Check out the Paris Las Vegas casino, where you can see the world in one night - from the Parisian Eiffel tower to Venetian gondolas, it will blow you away! Once night has fallen, the Bellagio Fountains put on an impressive water display – an iconic sight not to be missed. For wild parties like no other, head to Marquee, XS or Coyote Ugly, where you can watch the girls dance on the bar, just like in the film! Remember you can look but can’t touch. Once sufficiently recovered from the night before, seek out a Grand Canyon excursion in a helicopter for an unforgettable trip to one of the most overwhelming national parks in the world.

Amsterdam

With a flight time of less than an hour from the UK, you and your stag party could be touching down in the land of canals, Amstel and red lights sooner than you think. In between checking out local cafes and exploring the cobbled streets, book the lads in for a paintballing party at Paintball Jungle, which is a great day out. To combine the locals’ two great loves of beer and cycling, hire a bar on wheels for the afternoon. Your sober driver will steer you around Amsterdam as you peddle the huge bike and drink the unlimited beer on board. The Flintstone-like bar on wheels can seat up to 18 people, and costs around 25 euros per person for two hours! If the bar on wheels hasn’t quite quenched your thirst, check out the Heineken Beer Museum, where you’ll learn all about the brewery’s history, brewing techniques and, of course, have the chance to sample the produce! There are plenty of clubs and bars come the evening; Paradiso, housed in a former church and the Jazz club Sugar Factory are both popular with Amsterdam holidaymakers.

Miami

World renowned for its glorious sandy beaches and deep blue sea, South Beach, in Miami is the perfect setting for a spot of rest and relaxation by day, before partying the night away. There are many luxury hotels which back directly on to South Beach, such as The Betsy Hotel and The Angler's Boutique Resort. If relaxing on the sand all day takes its toll, why not hire a luxury yacht? You and your stags will feel like true VIPs, and make the girls at home very envious. Golden Yacht Charters rent out boats between 20 and 100 foot long! South Beach also has plenty to offer a group of stags come the night-time, so you can expect top DJs, fancy cocktail bars and swanky clubs. Later make your way to Tobacco Road in Downtown Miami, which is open until the early hours. The trendy LIV club, the open air Space and the Latin themed Mango’s all put on a good show! For a great day out away from the beach, organise a trip to the Everglades National Park where, if you’re lucky, you’ll see crocodiles, Florida Panthers and Manatees.

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