For all the soon to be grooms out there we know you have so many items to check off your list. From making sure there is enough alcohol for everyone to ensuring that all your groomsmen have the same bow tie, we know that planning a wedding is a very hectic time. But the best part about the wedding, outside of the wedding day, is the bachelor party. So, where should you go? Vegas is nice, but it’s overdone. Everyone has passports so you are not limited to staying in the United States. Here are 11 places you should consider when planning your bachelor party!
NYAH / Key West, FL
A stone’s throw from the infamous Duval Street in Key West is NYAH, an acronym for “Not Your Average Hotel.” Specifically built for bachelor parties and groups of guys looking to live it up in Key West, NYAH is transforming the traditional travel experience with its ‘Build Your Own Room’ concept with versatile beds that can be configured to accommodate a single traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a group up to six, all without any added fees. The island’s filled with one-of-a-kind activities for bros to experience, including beer tasting at Waterfront Brewery, Wind & Wine Sunset Sail cruise with Danger Charter, snorkeling at Dry Tortugas, and refreshing drink specials and tempting cuisine lining Duval Street. After dining, drinking and dancing along the island’s party street, guys can dash back to NYAH for a bit of relaxation and recovery at the property’s three pools and two Jacuzzis and bask in the island’s year-round warm weather. Better yet, Wi-Fi and breakfast are seamlessly added into the nightly rate, saving guests some cash on snacks and data. After soaking in Key West’s tropical views from the room’s wrap-around rooftop decks, everyone can head back down to the lobby for the daily 4:20 happy hour with affordable cocktails, and gear up to explore the rest of the island’s well-known treasures. Nightly rates start from $179 for a four-person room; meaning that guys only have to throw down $45 a night when traveling with three other amigos.
W Fort Lauderdale / Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bro out at the beachfront W Fort Lauderdale, smack dab in the middle of Fort Lauderdale beach. This newly renovated hotel sets the scene for an amped up, sun-filled getaway for the guys. The 5th-floor rooftop WET Deck pool overlooks the famous ocean boardwalk, perfect for people watching while kicking back in one of the plush cabanas with VIP bottle service all day long. Worked up an appetite? Steak 954 will make your mouth water with its award-winning selection of steaks, seafood, and wines with a 15′ jellyfish aquarium as the backdrop. Late night, hit the town and check out the dozens of bustling restaurants, bars, and lounges just minutes away. If the next morning seems to be a bit of a struggle, hit the Whatever/Whenever button for the hotel’s Recovery Amenity that comes packed with tums, advil, and a build your own Bloody Mary kit to kickstart the day. If your group prefers to detox before retoxing, hit the beach for a high-octane morning boot camp class, that’s offered daily and is complimentary to guests.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino / St. Kitts
Guys looking to get lucky should escape to the island of St. Kitts and hit the tables at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino – home to the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean with 300+ slot machines and 20 table games. When you need a break from rolling the dice, you and the boys can explore the island’s rainforest and zip line across the rainforest canopy to bump up that adrenaline, walk over to the nearby Frigate Bay Strip to bar-hop by the beach and get a taste of local island flavor at the resort’s Friday Fish Fry and beach bonfire. Bros looking to perfect their golf swing can book a tee time at the resort’s Royal St. Kitts Golf Club – where you can aim for a hole-in-one between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
W Punta de Mita / Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
An edgy, new beach resort located on Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita offers a surf-inspired escape for bachelors seeking a laid-back getaway filled with sun, surf and plenty of tequila. The property is situated on one of Mexico’s best surf breaks, with an incredible onsite surfing program that offers complimentary GoPro photos with every lesson, guest rooms with touches like beds with headboards made of surfboards, a WET deck pool area with private cabanas, and restaurants ranging from Jean Georges’ renowned Spice Market to a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck that’s been converted into a beachside bar where fresh ceviches are made-to-order. Not to mention more than 40 signature cocktails and a Mezcal Lab tequila & mezcal tasting experience that can be arranged for small groups. When they’re not practicing their hang-ten, bros can enjoy whale watching tours, private catamaran parties, or catch local surfers in action while sipping a cold one beachside in the nearby surfing and fishing village of Sayulita.
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa / Arenal, Costa Rica
Spread across 900 acres of lush rainforest near the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa features hot springs naturally heated by the volcano’s magma and outdoor spa bungalows where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife. During the day, bachelors can get their adrenaline pumping with nearby adventure activities that include ziplining, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, and class 3/4 whitewater rafting. By night, they can kick back in the resort’s adults-only Shangri-La Gardens, which feature six natural hot spring pools, private cabanas and a full bar, rub elbows with nocturnal critters on a nighttime nature walk, or simply relax with a poolside dinner in their bathrobes (which are worn all around the resort).
W Minneapolis – The Foshay / Minneapolis, MN
For a unique bachelor escape, Minneapolis is an under-the-radar midwestern gem known for its music and theater scene, great restaurants, breweries, and art galleries galore. The city’s iconic history evokes the roaring 1920’s with a hustle and bustle that’s balanced out by national parks, lakes and 200 miles of scenic bike trails. Located in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown district, W Minneapolis – The Foshay echoes the classy era of the Great Gatsby, occupying the iconic Foshay Tower — Minnesota’s first skyscraper. At this art deco-inspired property, you and the boys can bask in incredible skyline views from the wraparound outdoor observation deck, pre-game with sky-high cocktails in a speakeasy-style Prohibition Bar, eat like kings at award-winning Manny’s Steakhouse offering unapologetically oversized dishes of meat and seafood (a man’s dream come true!), and keep the party going all night long with electric, pulsating beats at The Living Room.
Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel / Petén, Guatemala
It’s a jungle out there, but it’s no biggie to you and the rest of the guys! Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, located in the jungle of Peten, Guatemala, will make you and the boys feel like true kings with guided ATV tours into the wild where the adrenaline will kick in when you come up-close-and-personal with ocelots, jaguars, and monkeys in their natural environment. The boutique hotel also offers tours to check out a major bucket-list site of historic Mayan temples, like Tikal and Uaxactun (once the setting for the ‘rebel base’ in Star Wars IV film). Back at the hotel, relax and unwind in your own private bungalow suites each complete with their own private decks and jacuzzis. Then pick up the pace again and grab cocktails at the bar by the infinity pool overlooking mesmerizing views of the Quexil Lagoon. The bromance is real!
Andaz West Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA
Get a taste of the limelight during your bachelor party weekend when you stay at Andaz West Hollywood. The iconic hotel sets the scene for bachelors who want to experience the quintessential “Hollywood” hideaway. Located on the famed Sunset Boulevard, within minutes of the hottest clubs, bars, and world-class dining- there is a reason celebrities and visitors alike flock to the area. Start your A-List experience from the moment your crew checks in and stay in one of the scenic penthouses or the exclusive (Andaz) RED Suite- designed by Jonathan Adler for an ultra-swanky feel. When you are ready to live the life of luxury with your boys, head to the hotel’s rooftop pool- the highest in the city- for a private cabana and 360 views that span downtown to Beverly Hills, feed your inner foodie at Andaz’s Riot House Restaurant & Bar where you can sip craft cocktails and eat California cuisine, then start the night off at the hotel’s evening wine tasting. When it comes to feeling like a star before your big day, no other hotel that offers that quite like Andaz West Hollywood does.
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa / Indian Wells, CA
Head to the desert for an action-packed bachelor weekend at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, by going off-the-grid with your groomsmen before the big day. The newly renovated resort lets guests enjoy just the right amount of rest and recreation in a decadent desert setting. With Miramonte’s “Extreme” package, guys can explore the Coachella Valley with a thrilling Jeep tour of the San Andreas Fault line. The door-to-door experience gives you a front row seat to some of the most tortured landscape on the planet- letting your crew channel their inner Indiana Jones. Head back to the resort for a much-needed massage or dip in the pool to unwind before an evening filled with craft cocktails and meals prepared by Executive Chef Paul Hancock and his team- where you can try everything from creations like bluefin poke to Mangalitsa Pork – the “Kobe Beef” of pig. Only 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, hit the town for a night of bar hopping or exploring the area’s art scene. Whether it is a low key or lively bachelor getaway that you seek- Miramonte is the perfect place to hit the ground running or max and relax with your boys before you say “I do”.
Suncadia Resort / Cle Elum, WA
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate your bachelor party at Suncadia Resort, a Destination Hotel, a Destination Hotel, where outdoor adventures, crackling fire pits, and an onsite winery round out the perfect boy’s trip. The ideal combination of nature and swag is found at the secluded 6,400-acre property where you and your mates can live large in your own luxury vacation home while enjoying the views and sights of the Cascade Mountains. Tee off at one of the three championship golf courses, take a ride into town via mopeds, or do a bike and brew tour where you’ll cruise to the oldest running bar in the state to “quench your thirst” with a cold one. Start your days exploring the 40+ miles of hiking trails or channel your inner sommelier with a private wine tasting at Swiftwater Cellars. Saying sayonara to single life in the colder months? Suncadia is a winter wonderland with snow-filled adventures like snowmobile tours through the mountains, cross-country skiing, tubing, and more. There is no better place to say so long to being a bachelor than in the great outdoors!
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino / Aruba
Grab your buddies and head to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, the perfect place to ‘bro out’ on a bachelor party and enjoy adventure, a good tropical cocktail and local beer, nightlife and casinos, and cool sports you can’t necessarily do back home. Thanks to the resort’s Guys Getaway Package, the bachelor and his friends will kick off their getaway with a bucket of Aruba’s popular local beer, Balashi, upon arrival. From there, they’ll dive right into the action and get to experience Aruba’s famous trade winds with windsurfing or kitesurfing lessons through Vela Aruba, explore the island during a UTV off-road safari with De Palm Tours, and learn how to play Aruba’s signature sport, beach tennis! In between all the thrills, guys can still chill and enjoy the gorgeous beach under palapas, at the adults-only H2Oasis pool, swim-up bar, the island’s largest casino, Champions Sports Bar, or one of the property’s other many restaurants and bars.