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Top 10 Hen Do Destinations

Rob Reaks , August 21, 2019

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We’ve created our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations* to help inspire you – whether it’s a UK hen do or a hen party abroad, let Red7 look after you every step of the way. We’ll advise you on where to go, suggest great activities and get you the best prices possible for your hen do weekend. Give us a call – 01273 872200 let’s get your party started! *Based on enquiry levels in 2018.

Our Top UK Hen Do destinations are…

Top 10 Hen Do Destinations

Number 1 – Liverpool Hen Do

Our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations, Liverpool takes the top spot for another year! Liverpool has so much to offer a group of hens looking for an amazing time together. Mix and match a few great activities to make sure there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy! You might want to spend a day sussing out the high-end shopping experiences offered in the Metquarter and Cavern Quarter, where you can always take along a butler in the buff to carry your shopping! Take a break from exploring with a luxurious afternoon tea in one of Liverpool’s iconic hotels, where you can chill out at a spa. No trip to Liverpool is complete without visiting the museum of the world’s biggest band for The Beatles Experience. For the more adventurous hens, have a go at indoor paint-balling or hang out in the treetops at a high rope’s session.

Once you’ve seen the sights of this vibrant city, it’s time to turn your attention to the evening and see Liverpool come alive. Compact and easy to get around, it’s a city which just begs to be run ragged by hens looking for a great night out on a memorable hen party.

Take your girls down to the Albert Dock for a cheeky cocktail or two and then choose from one of the city’s exclusive restaurants featuring every cuisine from exotic Japanese to spicy Mexican. You could keep things cool and spend an hour or two rolling the dice and spinning the wheel at the city’s casino or see how hot things get with an evening spent watching a sexy Cabaret Show for that classic hen do thrill.

Every corner of the city’s nightlife offers something for Liverpudlian hen dos of all kinds from relaxed 1920s themed cocktail bars to clubs pumping out the latest Scouse house. Concert Square, Mathew Street and the elegance of the Albert Dock and Salthouse Dock cater for a wide range of different types of hen dos. Whether you’re in full-on hen party mode or hoping to relax and unwind in the company of your closest girlfriends, a hen party in Liverpool has something for everyone.

Number 2 – Brighton Hen Do Weekend

Experience a combination of exciting city vibes and laid-back seaside charm with a Brighton hen do.  It’s little wonder Brighton is in our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations – full of trendy bars and clubs, Brighton is the place to be to get the party started. During the day, you and your girl gang can head to the Lanes and North Laine to pick up the perfect vintage dress for the night ahead. Read on to find out how we can help organise the perfect send off for the bride-to-be with a Brighton hen do. 

Bohemian, hedonistic and colourful, Brighton is a city that has it all, from laid-back beach living to legendary nightlife. Brighton is bursting with attractions: an outlandish Royal Palace, interesting museums, a beautiful beach, superb shopping and late-night pubs and clubs. In the heart of the city, you’ll find an extravagant pleasure palace fit for a king.

Retro-loving hens with a passion for vintage fashion and the British seaside will love soaking up the chilled-out atmosphere and trendy nightlife on their Brighton hen do. A one-stop-shop for hen parties, Brighton offers something for everyone – so you can keep all your hens happy!

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Number 3 – London Hen Do

When it comes to a hen party in London, the capital is sure to keep you busy. It’s in our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations, and whilst it’s not the cheapest of places to party, it’s certainly one of the best. West End shows and rooftop restaurants offer sophisticated outings. Alternatively, hang out in trendy Shoreditch or go sightseeing. A London hen do has something for everyone!

Chic hens that love to brunch, pamper and party will love a London hen do. Its buzzing atmosphere means there’s something to do and see any timeof the day or night! With its high-end hotels and stylish health centres & spasLondon Eye, West End Theatres, sight-seeing and fabulous shops, a Hen Party in London is a classic choice.

Find some solace in the centre of the bustling city and pamper your girls with treatments from facials to hot stone massages. Following this, hit the shops on London’s famous Oxford Street, where you and your hens will find everything from high-street shops to exclusive designer brands. Hens looking for a bit of glitz and glam should make a beeline for the West End. Or, how about a Pole Dancing class to get the bloody flowing? Treat your girls to a London theatre trip and experience the famous all-singing, all-dancing musicals. For the after-party, Soho’s bars and clubs are not to be missed. Tourists, club lovers and everyone in-between flock to Soho to party in some of the coolest clubs around – order a bottle of bubbly on ice, ready for your hen party on arrival!  Finally, for something a little different, hop on a party boat along the Thames and dance the night away on a swanky river cruise. Experience sights like the London Eye and Houses of Parliament as you’ve never seen them before.  

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Number 4 – Cardiff Hen Do

Wales makes our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations, Cardiff is a party City that welcomes groups warmly. Give your girl a send-off to remember and get wild in Wales with a Cardiff hen do. Start the celebrations with a spot of retail therapy, then head to the bay to enjoy dinner with a view, before revving up your girl gang for a night on the tiles at Cardiff’s friendly bars and karaoke clubs.


Number 5 – Bath Hen Do weekend

Looking for a relaxing escape with the girls? A Bath hen do is full of pampering, shopping and sophistication. Enjoy the peace and quiet of The Roman Baths or explore the stunning Georgian terraces in this beautiful city. In the evenings, Bath’s many wine bars come alive and there are plenty of live music nights. Let us help you organise the ultimate Bath hen weekend.

Top 10 Hen Do Destinations

Our Top Overseas Hen Do destinations are…

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Our Number 1 Hen Do Destination – Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira in The Algarve tops the list for our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations. Jet off for your Albufeira hen do weekend to discover stretches of stunning beaches, the charming whitewashed walls of the old town, and a nightlife strip that comes to life after sundown. It’s no wonder that Albufeira attracts the party girls! What antics will you and your group get up to in Albufeira?! Our Top Overseas Hen Party destination. 

Get the girls wet and wild, all the while enjoying the glorious sunshine, with a trip to a water park on your Albufeira hen do. The water slides and rides are a great way to cool off and have fun! Alternatively, if you want to do something a little more tranquil then a paddle along the rivers and lagoons is a lovely way to relax and refresh yourselves.

You’ll want to make sure you take advantage of Albufeira’s year-round sunshine! Get the bikinis out and do some serious sunbathing before enjoying a stunning cruise with your girl gang. Enjoy incredible views, potentially spot dolphins, and spend quality time together out on the water. Better yet, you and your hens can get the party started in fantastic style with an evening sunset boat trip.

With its fantastic nightlife, you are spoilt for choice in Albufeira with epic nightclubs where you can dance the night away. To guarantee the best possible night out, expert local guides can even take you on a guided club crawl, showing you a fine selection of the top bars on the sun-drenched strip. Why not add some extra excitement and lots of giggles to your evening with a male stripper, who can come to any venue of choice, to perform a sexy strip show? That’s certainly one way to make your Albufeira hen do memorable! 

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View of the city and the beach of Albufeira, our most popular hen do destination.

Albufeira Hen Do – Getting there

Albufeira’s closest airport is Faro. Flights take around 3 hours from the UK. You can fly from all over the UK with a range of airlines. The transfer from Faro airport to Albufeira is about 40 minutes (40 km).

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick –  easyJet, TUI Airways and British Airways
  • Stansted – Ryanair and TUI Airlines
  • Luton – easyJet
  • Manchester – Jet2, Ryanair and TUI Airlines.

Number 2 – Marbella Hen Do

Sun-worshipping hens with a passion for fashion will go crazy for a Marbella Hen do. Hitting the number 2 spot in our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations, Marbs is a mix of traditional Andalusian charm, a buzzing nightlife and stunning beaches; soak up the sun then party ’til dawn in the celeb-filled resort. Marbella’s villas provide the perfect base for your hen party. If you and the girls are looking to spend some quality time together, booking a villa in Marbella could be just the answer.

Lounge by your pool with drinks on tap, or play some hen party-themed games and keep your hen do low-key. Fashion fanatics will love the neighbouring town of Puerto Banus, with its rows of designer shops boasting the likes of Dior, Bvlgari and Versace. In the evening,
check out one of the luxury restaurants overlooking the port of super-yachts.

A Marbella hen do is exclusively indulgent – don’t forget to pack your chicest pair of white jeans. Marbella is a non-stop party resort, and its nightlife doesn’t stop at sunrise, as its 16-miles of sandy coastline plays host to famous day beach bars too. For a high-end hen party, Marbella offers VIP beach clubs where you and the girls can celebrate in style. A firm favourite of the TOWIE cast, beach parties promise champagne, cocktails and great music in a stunning setting – what more could you and your girl group want?

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Marbella Hen Do

Getting there – Marbella Hen Do

Marbella’s closest airports are Malaga or Gibraltar with flights taking only around 2.5 hours from the UK. You can fly from pretty much all the major UK airports into Malaga using a variety of airlines. The transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella or Puerto Banus is about 45 minutes (55 km).

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick –  easyJet, TUI Airways, British Airways and Norwegian Air
  • Stansted – Ryanair and easyJet
  • Luton – easyJet
  • Manchester – Jet2, easyJet, Ryanair and TUI Airways

Number 3 – Ibiza Hen Do

Those that love to party head to Ibiza for one final boisterous blowout as a bride-to-be. The original party island, an Ibiza hen do is the go-to for all things hedonistic. Sun-drenched beaches come alive – Party season stretches from late Spring right through to the September closing parties, so you and your hens have plenty of time to celebrate in style.

Spend your days on some of the best beaches in Ibiza. Playa d’en Bossa is a mile-long stretch of tropical paradise that attracts plenty of celebs. Ibiza has a history as a popular hippie hangout, so take in the Flower Power at Es Cana, one of the island’s hippy markets. You’ll find handmade jewellery, bags and more, plus, you’re guaranteed to meet some colourful characters.

San Antonio is one of the most popular areas for an Ibiza hen party. World-renowned DJs flock to the Sunset Strip to play some of the most riotous clubs in the world. If Dance Music is your thing, you and your girl group should head to one of the most iconic clubs in Ibiza, Café Mambo. The sets are sure to thrill, and you can party the night away overlooking the famous Ibiza sunset.

Clubbing in Ibiza will make your hen party one to remember. Ibiza town is home to some world-famous superclubs. You could be dancing the night away in Pacha, or celebrating in Heart. Expect a show with scantily-clad dancers, stilt walkers and fire breathers – all a common sight on a night out in Ibiza. It’s in our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations for good reason! You’ll need a decent budget for this one, but it’s a holiday to remember and you’ll have a blast!

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Top 10 Hen Do Destinations – Hen Do in Ibiza – getting there

Ibiza has its own airport which is about a 30 minute transfer to the main resort of San Antonio (25 km). Flights take between 2.5 and 3 hours from the UK. You can fly from pretty much all the major UK airports into Ibiza using a variety of airlines, although out of season the options are a bit more limited. We can book all of this on your behalf, but you can take the credit!

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick – easyJet and British Airways
  • Stansted – easyJet and Ryanair
  • Luton – easyJet
  • Manchester – Ryanair, Jet2 and TUI Airways

Top 10 Hen Do Destinations – Number 4 – Benidorm Hen Do

Boasting four miles of golden sandy beaches and glorious year-round sunshine, it’s no surprise that Benidorm is a favourite for Brits heading to Spain. It makes our Top 10 Hen Do Destinations for yet another year; with a beautiful backdrop of gorgeous palm trees and blue seas, Benidorm is home to great cafes, bars and a charming Old Town.

Put on your bikinis and head out with your group to one of Benidorm’s main beaches for a relaxing holiday in the sun! Lavante beach boasts a lively atmosphere, perfect for trying out some water sports or having a splash about with the girls in the Mediterranean. You can also hop over to Poniente beach if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and laze the day away celeb style or jump on board a boat for chill out cruise or party cruise! 

Mix up days sunbathing with a stroll down the markets of Avenida del Mediterráneo.  Get properly spoiled on your Benidorm hen do with a spa day or go all out on a mountain pamper retreat complete with luxurious treatments and amazing surroundings. If you’re up for something a bit more alternative, give your hens an adrenaline rush with a wet and wild ride at the water park. For really big thrill seekers, get your friends on the exciting rides at the theme park or head to the nature park for abseil, paintball or mountain bike sessions.

After a fun afternoon, get your evening started with delicious traditional Spanish cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Benidorm. A few glasses of Sangria later and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to evening entertainment. Hit the dancefloor at a nightclub or guarantee your girls a hilarious night out with a cabaret show. You could also try something a little naughty and hire your very own cheeky butler! Your personal, semi-naked butler will wait on you and the girls, serving everyone cocktails and champagne! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a Benidorm hen do if you ask us!

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View of Benidorm Poniente beach full of resting people in Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm Hen Do – getting there

Benidorm’s closest airport is Alicante. Flight times from the UK are somewhere between 2.5 and 3 hours. The main airlines for this route are Easyjet and Ryanair, and you can fly here from all major UK airports. The transfer from Alicante airport to Bendiorm normally takes around 40 to 50 minutes (60 km).

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick –  easyJet and British Airways
  • Stansted – Ryanair
  • Luton – easyJet
  • Manchester – Ryanair, easyJet and Jet2

Number 5 – Dublin Hen Do

Not surprisingly, Dublin makes it into the Top 10 Hen Do Destinations list. It’s so close and it’s the perfect party City. Music-loving hens that love to jet-off for a city break will fall for the charm of a weekend in Dublin. Dubliners are some of the friendliest people in the world, and they’re sure to welcome your hen do with open arms. Hangout in popular tourist attractions, wander through cobbled back streets and soak up the atmosphere in one of the many Irish pubs.

If you’re after a non-stop hen do, Dublin offers plenty of choices. When the weather’s nice, check out St Stephen’s green for the perfect picnic location with the girls. Then head across the road to Grafton Street for a shopaholic’s paradise. If you’re lucky, you might spot the next big singer/songwriter at this famous busking spot.

No Dublin hen party is complete without a Guinness – and it really does taste better in Ireland! It’s hard to find a bar that doesn’t serve a pint of the black stuff, but Gravity Bar offers fantastic views over the whole city and is a great photo op for you and your hens.

A hen party in Dublin also promises a unique night out. The Temple Bar area is always bustling with locals and tourists with its many traditional pubs and bars. You’ll find live music acts and Irish folk bands, and you’ll probably get charmed into a singalong while you’re there.

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Dublin, Ireland. Night view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset

Top 10 Hen Do Destinations – Dublin Hen Do – Getting there

Dublin airport is 15 km from the city centre, a journey that typically takes around 20 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Flights from England to Dublin are short, taking between 1 and 1.5 hours (still time for one G&T, mind). The main airlines for this route are Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways and you can fly here from all major UK airports.

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick – Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways
  • Stansted – Ryanair
  • Luton – Ryanair
  • Manchester – Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways
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