Going on holiday with the lads is a pilgrimage that nearly every friend group should undertake. More often than not you find out more about your mates after a week in the sun than you do in 18 years. While places such as Zante and Magaluf are synonymous with the lads holiday there are lesser known destinations that offer just as much at competitive prices.
Found on the Croatian island of Pag in the Adriatic sea, Novalja is one of the biggest summer party areas in all of Europe, even more so with the World Cup being on. Many go for the Hideout Festival which is quickly becoming one of the best dance music festivals in the world. With a summer temperature average of around 22° it is not overbearingly hot whilst the Adriatic Sea is one of the most pristine in Europe. However, the best reason to look towards Croatia is the currency. Although in Europe, the Euro is not the currency of choice, rather the Kuna, which is currently 9.49 to the British Pound, making it extremely good value for money. For a cheap but beautiful destination then Croatia really is the place for you.
Vang Vieng, Laos
If you and your buds have a bit more money in your pocket and can afford the flights to South-East Asia then Vang Veing should be pencilled into your itinerary. The idea itself is one of sheer simplicity but that said it is something that you have probably never done before. Upon arriving in what is an innocuous village, get a tuk-tuk a few kilometres up the river, which is an experience in itself. From there you simply float back down the river in rubber rings. That sounds okay but mixed with the fact that there are loads of makeshift wooden bars along the way, one has a monkey, it is awesome. With cut-price Beerlao and copious amounts of Lao-Lao whiskey, zip-lines and volleyball courts down river it really is an experience. Of course one should approach with an air of caution, drinking and rivers aren’t exactly the safest of combinations but if you take it easy then you will have a great time.
Las Vegas, U.S.A
Now if you are really flushed with cash then Vegas most surely be calling you and your mates. Anyone who watched the first Hangover movie must be itching to get drunk in Vegas and with casinos plying you with free drink that usually happens pretty quickly. With plenty of girls, live entertainment and bars on the Strip you going to wind up doing something out of the ordinary. Pool parties and other events befitting the grandeur of Vegas, partying there, does make you feel like a Rockstar.
Now these are great destinations but the most important thing for a good holiday is the people you are with. If you are a good bunch then you will have fun wherever you go.