At this point, we all know that Europe is a pretty kick ass continent when it comes to epic stag destinations. You’ve got sunny island resorts like Ayia Napa, cheap and cheerful hubs like Bucharest, quirky Krakow and artistic Prague and of course the ever budget friendly Bratislava, just to name a few. But Europe aside, what if you were to indulge your imagination and ponder upon those destinations that are further afield.
Here are Eventhuse’s top five alternative stag destinations outside of Europe for stags with a bit more time and money on their hands.
Picture ‘The Hangover’ films and you’ve got the ultimate epic stag do in Las Vegas! Hopefully your event won’t include facial tattoos and pet tigers, but you get our drift.
The city of sin is basically created specifically for stag groups, with a strip of huge brightly lit casinos that are hard to ignore, clubbing like there is no tomorrow and some of the kinkiest shows around. The food is also good and the hotels are second to none, what more could you want.
Get saving boys, this one is going to cost you!
Many people call New York the best city in the world and we tend to think they are probably right.
The city has endless activities for all types of groups from museums and art galleries, to bar hopping and clubbing and everything in between. The city that never sleeps is an awesome destination for stag groups with a bit of extra cash to spend during their stag weekend away.
Everything is expensive but it’s so worth it that you won’t even care. Just make sure you try and stick together and not get too lost.
New York is a jungle and loosing each other in it could ruin the day for everyone.
Although it costs rather a lot to actually get there, once you’ve actually arrived in Bangkok, everything is so cheap that your money will go miles! Add to that the fact that Bangkok is one of the coolest, craziest cities in South East Asia, with Kao San Road the epicentre of all things madness and debauched in the capital.
There is also culture a plenty, deliciously mouth-watering food and a plethora of islands just a bit further south that you can go and visit while you are in Thailand.
Just don’t forget boys, there are plenty of tourists traps in Thailand that should be avoided at all costs – don’t ride on an elephant – its cruel, and don’t visit the tiger park for photos – the animals are drugged and the experience is torture.
Cancun is Mexico’s answer to Ibiza or Ayia Napa, with the most spectacular stretch of white sand beach, crystal clear Caribbean Sea and a plethora of luxury hotels, clubs and casinos to play in.
By day you and your stag group could indulge in activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling or visiting the Mayan ruins nearby, and if activity isn’t your thing, who not just luxuriate by the pool drinking cocktails and working on your tan.
By night, the city comes alive with neon signs luring you down into dark dens of inequity. Let the Coronas and the Mescal flow freely and you are guaranteed some of the best nightlife in your life in Cancuc.
Before you start moaning about Dubai being a strict country where men and women are not allowed to show affection in public and alcohol is banned, let us tell you a couple of true things about the glitziest, most glamorous and wildest of all of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai is an absolute five-star nightlife haven. For those who can splash the cash, this is the place for you with all the best bars and clubs located in the emirate’s top luxury hotels.
Alcohol is allowed in specific bars and clubs that have a license and these places are all ultra-high-end, with designer interiors and dress codes to match.
And when you aren’t out experiencing the nightlife, Dubai has a whole host of fun day activities for stag groups, including wadi bashing, visiting the indoor ski slopes, shopping, hitting the beach or hopping over to the museums and theme parks of Abu Dhabi.
So now you know some of the best options out there for stag groups with the budget to head out of Europe and really splash the cash. For those slightly more humble stag groups, with more realistic budgets, we recommend heading into our website for a pick of the best European stag destinations out there.