Sten do

Thinking about hosting a sten do? Here are some of the best destinations to visit with your girl and guy pals in tow…

It’s official, the new buzzword in pre-nuptial partying? The sten do. The millennial send-off to which your guy mates are just as welcome as your best girls.

Penis straws and butlers in the buff are out, fun group activities are very much in. Check out these awesome ideas and get ready for some serious fun!

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Bag yourselves a swanky villa in up-and-coming Canggu and pack your wetsuit for an awesome surfing holiday on the original paradise island, Bali. Daily surf lessons for the whole group will have you in the water and riding those waves in no time!

Afternoons are for chilling on the beach, before sticking around for some sundowners. Head back to your pad for a quick freshen up, then get ready to show the after-dark scene what your made of. Partying in Canggu inevitably ends up back on the beach, dancing in the sand until the early hours.


A multi-destination trip to Croatia is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. Begin your trip at Hideout Festival, the best possible way to celebrate your last days of single-dom. Set right on the beach, enjoy standout sets from some of the world’s finest artists and performers, all bathed in the glorious Croatian sunshine.

After five days of solid dancing, you’re going to need some recovery time. Check into a secluded villa in relaxed Pula for the remainder of your stay. Rent a car, stock up at the local supermarket and prepare to do absolutely nothing for a few days. Barbecued dinners, beers by the pool, you’ll return for your wedding feeling bronzed and relaxed.

The Caribbean

For the group that wants to take it easy, an overwater bungalow in the Caribbean should be your destination of choice. A water villa holiday can be more affordable when split between a large group. Your days need not be more complicated than moving from bed to sun lounger, however for the more intrepid, there is a huge range of wildlife to be seen.

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You could be dolphin spotting, sloth watching or snorkelling pristine reefs, or why not organise a private boat tour to take in all three. The nearby chocolate farms are also worth a visit, learn how this sustainable cacao is made and how it becomes the wonder that is chocolate. Sunsets from your bungalow are guaranteed to be spectacular, so be sure to be back in time, drink in hand.

The Alps

If you really want to set pulses racing on your sten, a group winter activity holiday is a must. Set off for the snowy Alps and gear up for a week of awesome activities to bond your group tighter than ever. Have you ever tried husky sledding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, paragliding or fat-biking? Now is your chance!

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You can even build and sleep in your own igloo. Of course, shedloads of skiing is also on the agenda, which can only mean one thing: an après-ski send-off to rule them all. They say there’s nothing like the slopes to cure a hangover, after all.

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