If throwing a bucks party in Melbourne is something that has landed on your to do list, you may be wondering how to ensure that the event is a success. Naturally, as members of the wedding party flock to the city for the ceremony, the gents will likely want to party on their own a few nights before the wedding to celebrate the groom’s last few days of bachelorhood. As Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne offers everything necessary to enjoy such a party, from strippers and nightclubs to daytime activities and sporting events. Melbourne also boasts hundreds of restaurants and bars, and whether the gents prefer a simple, traditional meal or something exotic, an endless number of choices are available for dining out on the big night.
Create an Enjoyable and Lively Atmosphere
Bucks parties in Melbourne are always a success, which is why the location has been a long time favourite of gents from various cities. However, you must give thought to several aspects when planning the event. Arguably, atmosphere is the most important of these, as creating the party mood will go a long way toward ensuring the event is remembered for all the right reasons. Do not leave anything to chance, but rather organize each segment of the party ahead of time, from daytime attractions to dinner and nightlife activities.
Making the Most of the City’s Nightlife
Melbourne is home to a thriving and interesting nightlife, featuring great establishments in which the gents can enjoy their party surrounded by topless barmaids (we recommend the lasses of Covergirl) and attractive patrons. Melbourne’s nightclubs are also well known for unique cocktails and bar snacks and will often stay open very late, provided there are patrons in the building. Residents of the city enjoy socializing with visitors, making almost all clubs and lounges great places to meet new people and participate in lively conversation. Scoping out some of the best establishments in advance is a great way to ensure that the most appropriate one is selected. Make sure to consider aspects such as the type of music and food the groom prefers before you make a final selection.
Daytime Activities in Melbourne
When organizing a bucks party, do not overlook daytime activities, as adult entertainment establishments–such as those that feature exotic dancers and topless waitresses–typically open later in the evening. Among popular daytime activities for virtually any bucks party is off-road motoring. An afternoon spent maneuvering all-terrain vehicles over the area’s most challenging courses will give the gents an ideal backdrop against which to create unforgettable memories.
Go-Karting is also a favourite sport of those who enjoy stimulating adrenalin sports. In addition, it is an activity that appeals to those with a competitive edge. For this reason, if the prospective groom enjoys competing with his pals, you should add this activity to the day’s itinerary.
No traveller could deny that Melbourne, Australia, provides essentially any activity or attraction a gentleman could desire. From its outstanding scenery and daytime attractions, to its gorgeous strippers and thriving nightlife, there is no better place for a day and night of partying before the groom takes his vows. The unique characteristics of this enchanting city ensure that throwing a bucks party in Melbourne is the ideal way to guarantee a truly unforgettable experience for both the groom and his friends.
When you go on holiday somewhere all pretty and sunshiny, when night falls of course you want to continue your good mood and enjoy your evening, whether you choose cocktails and a nice meal, or a serious vodka-fuelled night out! Gran Canaria caters for both those options and a whole host that fall in-between!
There are plenty of things to do in Gran Canaria that don’t include partying of course, but for the benefit of this particular piece, we’ll be focusing on the more hedonistic, and laid-back, options for your evening’s entertainment.
Sort out your flight stress well before you leave the house and you’ll be in a better state of mind to start your break. I do this by checking my flight information online in the days before I leave, and more importantly on the morning of my flight. I recently went away on holiday and checked my BA flight status in the hours leading up to it, meaning I left the house for the airport knowing that everything was exactly as it should be. This certainly helped to keep me calm and meant I arrived at the airport feeling the beginnings of that holiday fever.
Your nightlife options once you arrive in Gran Canaria really depend on where you’re basing yourself, however the island is small, so it’s possible to move around by taxi or bus. If you’re staying in Playa del Ingles then you won’t really have to travel far to find the best of the nightlife options, because they’re right on your doorstep! This is where party people need to be, and there is also a lively gay scene here too. The Kasbah Centre is where the young and stylish go to let their hair down, but you’ll find countless bars and clubs around the resort, suiting every style.
Maspalomas is next door, and here you’ll find a more nice meal and a few cocktails kind of vibe, which is no bad thing! Puerto Rico is another good choice, and whilst it’s not as lively as Playa del Ingles, and not as quiet as Maspalomas, it sits somewhere comfortably in the middle, with plenty of bars to pass your time in a bright and colourful manner.
Remember to line that stomach before you head out to enjoy your evening, and bear in mind that most people don’t really venture out until late in the evening, with closing time for pubs at 2am, and clubs right until 6am! Have a siesta mid-afternoon and a late meal to compensate.
Gran Canaria certainly caters for party people.
Staying at an airport hotel the night before your flight is a great way to start a holiday a day earlier. The stress of reaching the airport terminal in time can mean that you are completely frazzled by the time you take off. The best way to avoid all of those horrible arguments in the car, the fractious children fidgeting in the back and long drawn out wait to clear a traffic jam is to turn up at the airport the night before and spend the evening relaxing.
Airport hotels come in all shapes and sizes. More to the point, they can cover all budgets and even the most cost conscious traveller can benefit from combining their parking with an overnight stay. It can prove cheaper, or at least not as expensive, as parking alone. One of the leading sites on the web that I like to search for the right airport parking and hotel deal is Bestairportparkingdeals.co.uk, as not only do they offer all car parks and hotels available, but they compare multiple websites and show you the cheapest prices and where to then buy them direct!
If you want to ensure that you need only walk the short distance to the terminal, the hotel should be ‘On Airport’ taking out the need to drive to the airport on a shuttle bus. For example if looking at staying at Gatwick, where I love flying from, there are now three hotels actually connected to the airport, Sofitel, Hilton and the new Hampton by Hilton, so not only just a short walk to check in but you won’t get wet if it’s raining. There are of course many other larger hotel chains and boutique independents that are located within easy driving distance with many offering parking packages in addition to accommodation. You can stay in an airport hotel that will provide a luxury spa, great dining experience or simply offer you a beautiful room to sleep in. The shuttle bus service is often provided for by the hotel if parking is on-site or from the airport car parks at no extra cost and will be available 24 hours a day almost every day of the year. The shuttle bus journey usually takes no more than 15 minutes and is on board a comfortable modern coach, the bus driver will often help with any large luggage if required. The ‘On Airport’ hotels tend to be a little more expensive and the ‘Off Airport’ hotels are slightly less so but are, none the less, very convenient. The other, often slightly cheaper option is to stay in a guest house or even in a pub close by that has rooms and will organise an airport transfer for the two journeys from the airport. The car will often be parked in the hotel’s car park but can also be parked in a secure compound not too far from where you are staying. The hotel or guest house will need you to call them to let them know when you are arriving back at the airport so that they can organise a lift.
One of the most appealing aspects of staying in an airport hotel is that if you need to board an early morning flight you won’t need to get up at the crack of dawn for the drive to the airport. You and your travelling companions can make time for breakfast at the hotel knowing that you are not going to arrive late and some now offer a takeout option so you will appear at the check in desk refreshed and with plenty of time to spare.