With wedding season fast approaching, the countdown is on until our newsfeeds explode with couples flaunting their newlywed bliss across every honeymoon locale imaginable. But who’s to say honeymoons are only for those celebrating their nuptial vows? Why don’t you deserve a great escape with your closest pals to commemorate your bachelor lifestyle?
With the help of Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travellers with more than one million places to stay, we present to you: The Homiemoon. Forget about the pressure to find the love of your life, stop swiping through singles for a moment, and jet off on a bro-cation of a lifetime. From Barbecue University to legendary clubs and nightlife scenes, here are the top seven homiemoon destinations for you and your buds to celebrate the #singlelife.
1Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, the “holy grail” of an all-boys vacation, is an obvious first choice for a homiemoon. With restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, pool parties and so much more, you and your friends will be living by the saying “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. The possibilities are endless as soon as you step off that plane, just try not to let your Vegas trip end the same way The Hangover did (or maybe do?).
The ARIA Resort & Casino, is the ultimate playground for the single guy, with 16 restaurants, a casino, adults-only pool lounge, Jewell Nightclub and more – all within the hotel walls. Located on the Vegas Strip, the convenient location allows you to do everything and anything you would ever want to do in Sin City.
2Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs may seem like an unusual spot for your gents-acation, but if you and your buds like chill vibes and great food – especially barbecue – this is the place to be. Twice a summer Steven Raichlen of Planet Barbecue (the barbecue bible) teaches a three-day course that will change your BBQ game forever!
The Broadmoor resort, home of Barbecue University, offers spacious rooms and a fully stocked mini bar making it an ideal spot to chill out after a long day. With full service restaurants, bars, and lounges throughout, there will be zero reason for you to leave the resort.
In the famous words of Will Smith, “Welcome to Miami” where “everyday like a Mardi Gras, everybody party all day”. Expect packed beaches full of babes, vast nightlife, and eternal sunshine in this Florida hot spot. You and your boys can enjoy days on the beach and nights on the strip, where you’ll be bribed to walk in with the promise of free dranks and speciality slushies.
Just a two-minute walk from the beach, the W South Beach has a convenient location for you to stumble home too after a long day getting your buzz on under the sun. To stay in shape while on vacay, the W also offers a rooftop fitness center where you and your friends can enjoy a game of basketball or tennis.
Unlimited beverages, bites, and beaches – what more could you ask for while on the ultimate dude trip? But if you’re looking for something a little different and your gang is the adventurous type, why not book a diving excursion or fishing trip and explore all the Caribbean Sea has to offer? Don’t worry, you won’t have to take any breaks from enjoying the “Nectar of the Gods” as most excursions provide ice cold beer throughout the day.
The rooms at Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe offer an incredible ocean view, a fully stocked minibar and in case you really don’t want to lift a finger, you can also enjoy a butler service to take care of your every demand.
5Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known for their beautiful views and hot climate, Rio de Janeiro will provide the perfect backdrop for you and your blokes. If you’re looking for parties off the resort, walk the beaches and mingle with the locals who are bound to invite you to join their evening affair. If that’s not your scene, clubs like Rei do Bacalhau and Ilha dos Pescadores are both great options for an unforgettable experience.
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro offers luxurious beachfront accommodations, with a breathtaking rooftop pool that overlooks the beach. Baretto-Londra, the on-site bar, is also considered to be the best hotel bar in the world, with award winning cocktails, live shows, and renowned DJs
If you and your lads are ballin’ on a budget, Thailand is the place to go. Cheap karaoke cafes and bars line the streets allowing you a never-ending good time. Not to mention the amazing food available in every corner of the city. Unlimited fresh Pad Thai? YES PLEASE!
If you thought the Hangover Part III looked like a good time, stay at the Lebua at State Tower where you can rent the Lebua Hangover Suite. The hotel has an outdoor lagoon pool, and provides a steam room to help that will allow you to rejuvenate (aka sweat out all of the booze you have consumed) before heading back home.
While vacationing in the summer means ski season in Vail is over, rest assured there are plenty of warm-weather outdoor activities for you and your pals to enjoy. Hiking, biking, golfing, river rafting, and even a machine gun tour are just some of the ways you to make your homiemoon an adventurous one.
The Sebastian hotel is the home to the machine gun tour – making it worth the stay. You and your mates will spend three nights in a luxurious suite, followed by a helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains to a local shooting range. Under the direction of ex-military and ex-police, and after completing a safety training course, you choose your guns and fire away.