*Wedding Bells ringing for your best friend*
We all know what that means. You now have the responsibility to think, plan and execute a grand and memorable bachelor/bachelorette party! Of course, that comes with a lot of pressure, planning and stress, but you can dodge all of this if you pick a destination that offers a crazy bunch of experiences.
Thailand-The Land of Smiles is one such destination that has no dearth of options to make your best bud’s bachelor/bachelorette party a memorable one. From unleashing your adventure spirit to making new friends in hostels, Thailand has plenty of places to make your pal’s party fun, special and exhilarating.
So, get your gang ready and brace yourself to explore the top 10 ideas to throw an extraordinary and unforgettable bachelor/bachelorette party.
1. Go on a bike tour
Thailand encapsulates a splendid spectrum of varied natural landscapes. The country’s famous beaches and iconic temples, coupled with the warm local culture provides a perfect backdrop to explore this country on two wheels. From tropical beaches, lofty mountains, verdant jungles and majestic waterfalls, there are many sights to behold here. So, if your pack is in the mood to explore the length and breadth of the beautiful cities in Thailand in a unique way, bike tours definitely need a special place in your itinerary.
Bike tours are also a great way to sample some local delicacies with your pack. Cycle through small lanes and alleys, and discover local treats that would otherwise go unnoticed. These tours are also a great way to avoid the bustling tourist sites and visit only those attractions that resonate with you and your friends.
Rent your own bikes in the city of your choice and head out to explore just the way you want or sign up for a bike tour in Thailand. There are several travel and tour companies that organise different bike tours in the beautiful cities of Thailand. While some will take you through the natural beauty, others might be all about food and eating.
2. Island Hopping
Bar-hopping is a thing of the past. What is the latest buzzword? Island Hopping!
Thailand is home to some beautiful islands, and needless to say, these islands will definitely add an exciting element to your bachelor/bachelorette party. Thailand’s islands are not just known for their beaches and laid back vibe. You can indulge in a plenty of adventurous activities with your pals here.
Whether it’s the mesmerising landscapes of Krabi, soothing waters of Similan Islands or the picturesque sights of James Bond Island, Thailand’s archipelago is a brilliant way to navigate the turquoise waters, indulge in water activities, enjoy some refreshing drinks at the beach or just admire some spectacular views. The country makes for a stunning destination to explore marine life through scuba diving and snorkelling. You can also sign up for scuba diving courses here if you want to learn more about marine life with your friends.
3.Try a traditional Thai cooking class
Well, who does not like Thai food? Devouring Thai food is something a lot of people can enjoy, but only a few know how to whip up some classic Thai dishes right from the comfort of their homes. Yes, you got what we’re hinting at! If your groom-to-be/bride-to-be is a Thai food fanatic, there is no better way to make his/her bachelor/bachelorette party special and exciting than signing him/her up for a traditional Thai cooking class.
From learning about local ingredients to understanding Thai flavors, you’ve got to get on this journey that is sure to fill your bachelor’s trip with unforgettable flavors, spices and aromas. You can either opt for a class that teaches you all about your best friend’s favorite dishes or learn how to make a traditional Thai meal.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for a group cooking class already!
Surprise your gang with a shopping trip in Bangkok, Phuket or any of the other cities in Thailand to make the bachelor/bachelorette party an indelible one.
Whether it’s quirky stalls or high-end shopping malls, you can chalk out an extensive shopping journey with your friends. From traditional Thai products and antiques to stunning ornaments and chic clothes, you will find a wide variety of things to hoard here. There are also some fun and entertaining night markets in the country that are buzzing with shops, treats and playful performances under the starlit sky.
The floating markets in Bangkok are quite famous for their colors, chaos and atmosphere. Well, imagine the delight of buying a souvenir or a delectable snack from a boat passing by you! A few other markets and shopping points you should definitely consider in Thailand are Chatuchak Weekend Market, Phuket Weekend Market, Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Nang Thong Supermarket etc.
Needless to say, the most special thing about everything you buy on this trip is that it will always remind you of the fun, laughter and gossip of your bachelor/bachelorette party.
5. Rent a yacht or catamaran
If your best friend is expecting a lavish bachelor/bachelorette party, renting a yacht is the best way to navigate the islands of Thailand with your crew. Hiring a speedboat, catamaran or yacht also gives you the luxury of planning your day or trip based on your interests and preferences of island hopping and water activities.
The best part is that you can also choose to captain your own ship if you are well-versed with the seas. Beginners are advised to set out with qualified teams. You can either opt for a 33 feet cruiser for a day-long trip or select an 80-feet superyacht for a four-day trip. These yachts are comfortable and spacious enough to occupy anywhere between six to a large number of people.
The easiest way to throw a bachelor/bachelorette party on a yacht is to consult a yacht charter company as they can help you pick the right kind of boat and activities based on your preferences.
Phuket, Pattaya or Bangkok, just get on the yacht and forget about all your worries as you’re about to experience bespoke luxury.
6. Staying in hostels
Is your bachelor/bachelorette party a backpacking trip to Thailand? Yes? You’ve definitely signed up for one of the best experiences of your life, more so because it is with your best friends.
While hotels are usually promoting packages and expensive tours, hostels allow you to explore the less-touristy side of Thailand with your pack. Considering that many hostels are run by Thai locals, they usually recommend offbeat places or destinations that can help you immerse in the local flavors of Thailand.
Hostels also give you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. So, you never know, you might add some new friends to your bachelor party shenanigans. Staying in hostels is also a prudent way to save a few bucks on accommodation so that you can enjoy other lavish experiences in Thailand.
7. Parasailing and other adventure sports
If you’re in the mood to organise a bachelor/bachelorette that gets your adrenaline flowing everytime you think about it, you’ve got to indulge in the exhilarating adventure sports in Thailand. In addition to the many temples, beaches and food-laden streets, Thailand is one of the most favorite destinations of all action-lovers.
From mountain biking and bungee jumping to skydiving, you can try a whole lot of adventure activities with your favorite people here. For those of you who fancy water sports, Northern Thailand is the best option for white water rafting. There are many islands in Thailand where you can get up close and personal with marine life while scuba diving or snorkelling as well.
Thailand is also a wonderful place to try rock climbing with your friends. There are a number of man-made walls in places like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and other large cities. However, if you want to do this activity amidst natural surroundings, then islands like Railey and Tonsai offer beautiful cerulean waters and towering limestone cliffs that make for an amazing climb.
Regardless of what you choose, all these adventure activities are definitely one of the best ways to make your best friend’s bachelor/bachelorette party an exciting affair.
8. Sample Street Food
Bachelor/Bachelorette Party in Thailand means a whole lot of lip-smacking food! Thailand’s street food is so vast and popular that you might have to designate a few days just to savor all the delicacies and explore the quaint corners of its streets and alleyways.
So, if your bride/groom-to-be is a food lover, there is no better way to make their hearts soar! From Thailand’s famous Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad) to the oh-so-delicious Pad Thai and satay, there are plenty of dishes to choose from. The best part is that you can watch your food being cooked, prepared and presented right before your eyes.
A few places you should definitely visit for some of the best street food in Thailand are- Chinatown for dim sums and oyster omelettes, Bang Rak for roast duck and crispy pork, Bangkok Old Town for Pad Thai Pratu Pee and fried rice and Tom Yum soup at Khao San Road.
9. Indulge in a relaxing Thai massage or spa treatment
The best way to make your best friend’s bachelor/bachelorette party in Thailand a relaxing one? Go for a Thai massage or a luxurious spa treatment. Indeed, your bachelor’s trip in Thailand is incomplete without experiencing an authentic Thai massage. Whether you are shopping in Bangkok or relaxing at your beautiful beach-front villa at one of the many mesmerising islands in Thailand, you can experience the calm and comfort of a soothing Thai massage at almost all the popular destinations in Thailand.
You can also create an exclusive customised spa package for your best friend so that he/she is completely recharged and rejuvenated to take on the wedding madness. There are several treatments that focus on curing specific problems and ailments. So, don’t forget to get an understanding of the different Thai massage techniques before you sign up your gang or your best friend for one. Experts and guides at massage centres are usually eager and willing to help you select a massage or spa treatment based on your preferences.
10. Explore the local transportation in Thailand
Another way to explore the beauty of Thailand with your crew on a bachelor/bachelorette trip is by using the local transportation in Thailand. The country has a brilliant network of songthaews complemented by metre taxis, tuk tuks and other forms of public transport.
Bangkok also boasts of the BTS Skytrain, the underground MRT and the Airport Rail Link. These rail systems are some of the best ways to travel to and from the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city.
You can also opt for city tours by tuk-tuk as this open-air vehicle allows you to stay connected with what is happening in the city. These tuk-tuks usually take you from one attraction to another while you can enjoy some moments of laughter and conversation with your friends.
The whole process of organising the perfect bachelor/bachelorette party becomes much simpler once you know what befits your crew’s idea of a memorable vacation. Whether you want the bachelor’s trip to be filled with adventure and thrill or one that refreshes your senses, Thailand has a plethora of experiences to choose from.
So, go on and make sure you leave no stone unturned to throw the best bachelor/bachelorette party for your best bud. We’re sure it’s going to be a riot of revelry!.