This beautiful music inspired boutique hotel and spa, is situated right in the centre of historic Budapest, often dubbed “the Paris of the East”. Everything about the hotel has a musical connection, whether it be classical, contemporary, opera or jazz. Enjoy musical entertainment, music themed treatments and massage and how about a Harmony Roof Top Yoga Session for the group? Other unusual features include hydra rider aquatic exercise bikes in the pool and free wine and cheese in the afternoons! Budapest is known for its vibrant nightlife so there’s also plenty of things to do in the evenings, right on your doorstep.
If you want to combine your overseas hen party with a vibrant party scene as well, then the Olympic Lagoon Resort, just 10 minutes from electric Aya Napa, is well known for its nightlife. Lap up the luxury during the day at this five star resort with is wealth of pools, whirlpools and water falls, relax in the spa enjoying some of their marine based treatments and take a dip in the sea just metres away. All inclusive breaks available with four different restaurants on site.
A sophisticated hotel and spa located on the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Puerto de Banus, Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa is designed to recreate the character and charm of an Andalusian beachfront village. There are lush grounds, Michelin star food and a seven kilometre beach where you can sunbathe, dip or saunter. In the spa, try their signature olive oil and sea salt treatment or a vitamin C and papaya facial – it’s a real Mediterranean experience. One of Marbella’s best clubs is on site with guest spots by international DJs. The bars and restaurants of the world famous Marbella Club are also available to all guests staying at the Puente Romano.
Visit Slovenia on your overseas hen party and stay at this five star hotel and spa with a private beach, bordering the Adriatic Sea. Here they have the Life Class Ethos, where everything can be geared towards health and well being. A three night Portoroz Relaxation experience includes four treatments with food orientated towards a healthy Mediterranean and Ayurvedic diet. The spa is linked to the Terme Portoroz as well, which claims to have the most comprehensive spa, medical and wellbeing offering in Europe. Trips to Trieste, Venice and Postojna Cave can be arranged.
An easy hop from the UK to the Algarve, the size of Hotel Tivoli Lagos means there are lots of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a health club with a massage service, a Vichy shower, steam room and fitness centre, sports facilities and private beach. There are several different restaurants to enjoy including one at the beach club where you can listen to the waves whilst your sardines are grilling. It’s also just a five minute walk from the centre of historic Lagos.
Strictly no under fifteens, and a chance for some calm, quiet, uninterrupted time with friends, The Palace is just a 10 minute drive from Malta’s airport. This five star island hotel does elegance perfectly. Set across three levels the spa has a freshwater indoor pool, a ninth floor outdoor pool with 360 degree views of the city, as well as a wellness centre where luxurious products are customised for your skin type as the basis for face and body treatments. There are lots of grown up dining options and the hotel is a five minute walk from the town centre.
A real chance to simply unwind and make sure you feel your best for your wedding day, Hilton Vilamoura ticks all the boxes for things to do and places to relax. With ample beauty treatments in a spa that claims to be the largest in Portugal, and relaxation courtesy of facilities including a plunge pool, outdoor pool and indoor thermal pool, massage pool, aromatic bath, water tunnel experience, ice fountain and zen garden. There’s also the beach and sea to set the scene and Portugal enjoys some of the warmest weather in Europe – more sunshine on average than California apparently, so you can top up your tan at the same time.
For a taste of Thailand without a tedious long flight, the spa at Iberostar Costa del Sol specialises in all things Thai. Stemming from Buddhist principles, the Thai therapists offer a wonderful collection of traditional treatments including the Sublime Experience Ritual consisting of a facial treatment that rids the complexion of the effects of stress, an exotic seed body peel and a luxurious “silk” wrap. Pop your hen party onto the short flight to Malaga and enjoy an Eastern spa experience not far from home alongside the high standard pools, beaches and restaurants.
Tuck yourselves away for a few days at this perfect palazzo hidden in the hills near Bologna. The Palazzo di Varignana welcomes groups such as hen parties with open arms. The spa is reached by a maze of underground tunnels adding to the secretive charm of this already luxurious venue. This 300 year old hotel is a beautiful place to watch the sun rise or set, soak up the culture – there are still visible remains of Domus and the ancient Roman city of Claterna on the site of the hotel – and enjoy Italian gastronomy at its best.
So where in Europe can you take a bet on their being a little sunshine, whatever time of the year? The Canary Islands! Get the girls on a plane and head for the Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur in the south of Tenerife on the Costa Adaje. The Nammu Spa here is the focal point for relaxation encompassing an outdoor thalassa pool which forms one of three thermal circuits. Outside there are tropical gardens, lots of space, tennis courts, five outdoor pools, as well as the sea and a top golf course nearby. Meanwhile, when it comes to dining, there is an international buffet with themed evenings, international and Mediterranean food served in the poolside restaurant, a grill a la carte and canarian a la carte using locally sourced products.
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