Planning a wedding can bring even the strongest bride out in a cold sweat, so it’s important to organise a wonderfully relaxing and glamorous hen weekend for the lady of the moment. So, with more and more hen parties leaving the drizzly UK and jetting off to sun-kissed, far-flung corners of the globe, Lauren of Last Night of Freedom rounds-up five gorgeous beach hen weekend locations where you can relax and celebrate in style…
A swish, chic and glamorous choice for your hen do
Surrounded by golden beaches, Marbella is a regular haunt for A-list celebs, not to mention the TOWIE stars (no carbs before Marbs, girls), with some of the best beach clubs in the world lining the picturesque promenade. Marbella’s wonderful attractions, including neighbouring Puerto Banus, will keep you and your hens entertained throughout the day.
At night Marbella comes alive, and will sweep you up with its sheer exhuberance. The beach clubs in this gorgeous city are in a world of their own; from the super VIP Nikki Beach, with their famous champagne spray parties and huge sun loungers on the outdoor terrace, to the Trocadero with their mouth-watering cuisine and relaxing location in the Rio Real, one of the best beaches in Marbella.
An enchanting and wonderfully diverse location for your beach hen weekend
Barcelona, the beautiful and characterful Catalan city, boasts a wealth of iconic attractions, including breathtaking architecture and the main tourist strip, La Rambla, and the brilliantly beautiful and historical Gothic Quarter, the centre of the Old City of Barcelona.
This Mediterranean metropolis is peppered with lively bars and clubs – it’s a hen do haven. La Rambla is the natural starting point for your hen do in the city. This strip is heaving after dark, with restaurants and bars spilling out into the street and hundreds of locals, and tourists alike, drinking under the moonlight. The more traditional venues lie in the Gothic Quarter, with the labyrinth of alleyways hosting some of the city’s best kept secrets.