As summer is upon us, it's time to start thinking about summer plans! If you're super organised, then you will already have your summer stag or lads holiday booked; but we know it's not always in the lad DNA to be this prepared.
So, if you are looking to organise a last-minute getaway this summer or you are putting the wheels in motion for a stag next summer, we have put together some ideas of how to best enjoy it.
Here's what we have picked out for you:
Fortunately, with a summer trip, there are very few places that will be unsuitable to visit across the UK and Europe.
As you will know, the weather in the UK is about as reliable as public transport, so there is an element of risk with choosing to stay on British soil. That doesn't mean it should be dismissed though, if that's what you fancy we recommend going as far south as you can, with Bournemouth and Brighton our favoured locations. Both south-coast hotspots know how to party!
Moving into Europe now, this is where your potential destinations open up. If you're looking at your classic summer locations for nightlife, then Ibiza and Magaluf still duly deliver. If you are looking for something a little more niche and upmarket, then it's worth considering the likes of Hvar and Marbella.
Choosing the perfect summer destination is only half the battle, you need some killer activities to make the most of the summer months.
Talking of the beach, that is where you will spend the majority of your time on a summer getaway and we have a few suggestions of how best to serve your time there.
Beach games are a great way to spend a day on the beach. Whether it's a kickabout or something more competitive like volleyball, this is the perfect setting. And no need to worry about getting sweaty, as you can cool off in the sea at any stage!
The sea is also a perfect place to enjoy some more sporting action, with a whole host of water sports available. Even if it's just as simple as hiring a few jet skis or a banana boat, you and the lads will love hitting the waves!
Lastly, if you are looking for something a little more relaxing in the sunshine, why not go on a yacht charter trip? You can sip beers with the boys as your skipper takes you around the coastline – perfect!
FOOD & DRINK
Two things that the summer weather works up is an appetite and a thirst. And let's be honest, a weekend away with the lads is going to involve a lot of these anyway.
The most obvious food to enjoy in the sun is a BBQ. This type of food is universally loved, so wherever you choose to go, it's pretty simple for you and the lads to get some of your favourite meats on the barbie! Or if you're somewhere in Spain, you can't go wrong with a selection of tapas. The traditional way of eating for the Spaniards is one of the best ways to share a load of dishes between a big group of you.
Sticking on the Spanish theme (we're assuming this is where a lot of you will go) you can't beat Sangria as your drink of choice in the sun. Stock up in the local supermarkets and enjoy a few of these whilst pre-drinking – it's dirt cheap too!
LOOK THE PART
Spending all this time in the sun, it's important that you look the part as well! Okay, we know if it's a stag weekend and you may be heading out in fancy dress for at least one of the nights, but when you're wearing your own gear, we want you to get it right!
Remember Hawaiian shirts and sandals are not cool – unless you are over a certain age. There's nothing wrong with standing out from the crowd, but make it for a good reason and not because you have had a fashion faux pas!
Still unsure of where to go and what to do on your stag weekend? Allow Off Limits Stag Weekends to make some of the decisions for you!
To learn more about Off Limits Stag Weekends and how they can help you, get in touch with the team today.
Phone: 01773 766 006
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Date Posted: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Author: George Crewe