Not every holiday is meant to be romantic; not all experiences are meant to be shared with your partner and just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an overseas holiday. Lads-only holidays are becoming more and more popular and what’s on offer is no longer confined to dodgy 2-star hotels in Eastern Europe with proximity to strip clubs and cheep beer. Even traditionally romantic places like Cyprus and couply city break destinations like Rome are now available on the open market.
Travelling as a group is a great way to go on holiday. Not only for obvious fun factor, but group holidays tend to be cheaper than couple or family breaks. Costs are divided many ways, so you benefit from economies of scale, so the more the merrier – and cheaper.
If you are in the planning stages of a lads break this summer, here are three destinations to consider.
It’s not fair to say that all guys want to do when they are on holiday is party, drink and mingle with the ladies. Although clubbing is usually included, as is alcohol, there is much more to a lads break in Cyprus.
With Cyprus holidays you can explore ancient ruins, chill out on the beach, eat amazing food – that costs a fraction of the price of meals in the UK – and get to grips with sports like motocross, quad biking and mountain biking.
Water sports junkies are well catered for in Tenerife. This Canary Isle boasts an amazing climate, that is warm and sunny all year long, but the real climactic benefits to Tenerife are the consistent winds, which make surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing all possible. In fact, it’s a better of a mecca for wind-powered watersports and hosts all kinds of international events. There are plenty of bars and clubs too, although these do close down outside of the peak summer season. Travelling in September is best as the winds are killer, the sun is warm and the bars are still open. Read more about Tenerife on Spain’s national tourism website.
Mountain Bikes by Michal Marcol
The original package holiday destination still takes good care of group travellers. Hotel rooms often sleep four people and villas are cost effective and well located. Aside from the obvious beach appeal, Majorca is another action man hot spot. Road cycling is incredible and many of the top international teams use it as their training ground.
Mountain biking is unreal thanks to breathtaking scenery and plenty of rugged mountains criss-crossed with a plethora of gravel paths. Palma also has some outstanding restaurants, serving seafood to die for.
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