The Complete Guide For A Perfect Bachelors’ Trip To Thailand
Wedding bells ring for your best friend and you are suddenly the happiest person. You now have a full-time job – planning the most kickass bachelor party ever.
With its epic party scene, heart-pumping adventures, and adult-themed bars, there isn’t a place better than Thailand for your ultimate bachelor party. So, folks and soon-to-be best men, check out this bachelor’s guide to Thailand and start taking some serious notes.
Kickstart or end your trip in by spending some time in the capital city. Bangkok shot to fame as a party destination after scenes from the movie The Hangover were shot here.
You’ll be happy to know that it’s actually possible to relive the movie experience with The Hangover tour. It takes you to all the hottest clubs and bars in Bangkok’s liveliest streets – surely a recipe for a serious hangover!
Partying in Bangkok is incomplete without a trip to Khao San Road, a heady cocktail of lights, music and street dancing. There are countless pubs in the area, but the party mostly spills out onto the street. Khao San Road also has some of the most lip-smacking street food in the city. If you want budget accommodation and meet new travellers, this is a great area to stay in.
Bangkok’s other party area is Sukhumvit, with fancy beer bars, go-go bars and the famous Nana Plaza – the world’s largest adult entertainment complex. Bangkok also houses the famed red-light districts of Patpong and Soi Cowboy, so there is plenty of action to keep you hooked.
How To Get There: Pattaya is just 2 hours from Bangkok by bus or private cab.
The poster boy of Thailand’s nightlife, no bachelor party in Thailand is complete without a trip to Pattaya. With its raunchy bars, discos, foam parties and the infamous adult entertainment industry, Pattaya gives you everything you ask for.
If you want to be in the thick of all the action, then stay within a 1-km radius of Walking Street – the craziest street in this part of the world. It’s every man’s fantasy come true.
Not only does it have all the happening clubs in Pattaya, but there’ll also be go-go and beer bars, massage parlours, strip clubs and ping-pong shows. Don’t be surprised if you’re lured into every club here, courtesy the cute bar girls at the door teasing you.
The Foam Party at the Hard Rock Café (9.30pm on Saturdays) is an epic party, where a 2,000-square-metre pool is pumped with foam, and young men and women frolic in them all night.
If you want a dose of adrenaline in-between all the partying, then Pattaya has everything from extreme adventures like skydiving and bungee jumping to milder ones like ATV biking and zip lining. Pattaya has a long coastline, so there are plenty of options for scuba diving and snorkelling.
How To Get There: Phuket can be reached from Bangkok by flight. Or, you could take an overnight bus from Bangkok.
Phuket is Pattaya’s distant, yet more upmarket, cousin, with the same kind of wild parties. Phuket also has plenty of beaches, beachside villas, and loads of options for adrenaline junkies, making it an all-round bachelor party destination.
In Phuket, Bangla Road is where all the night owls head to. It’s the heart of the Phuket sex industry, with scantily clad Thai girls dancing on poles, inviting customers into their bars or just hoping to walk away with a customer for the night.
The road is a carnival of neon lights, loud music and cheap booze. The entire street is lined with beer bars, go-go bars, discos, restaurants and shops.
If you want to take the party on the road, try the Phuket party bus – a bus with leather sofas, a top-notch stereo system, disco lighting, mini bar, poles and Thai girls dancing on them. This will be your very own private nightclub on wheels.
Phuket has many beachside villas, so you can find a cosy one to chill in during the day. Adventure junkies can get their rush from bungee jumping, zip lining, and scuba diving.
How To Get There: There are flights, buses and trains from Bangkok to Surat Thani. From there, Koh Phangan is a two-hour ferry ride away.
We’ve all dreamt of a place where life is all about the parties. Well, it’s possible to live that dream on Koh Phangan. Your day here doesn’t start with breakfast, but with a hangover!
Koh Phangan’s claim to fame is that it’s the venue for the world’s craziest party – The Full Moon Party. This is a carnival where 30,000 random strangers from across the globe gather on Haad Rin Beach for one drunken night. Your friend definitely needs to experience this world of insanity before getting hitched.
Check out the lunar calendar and plan your bachelor trip around the Full Moon Party. If you can’t make it for that, however, don’t worry – there are also Half Moon parties, Black Moon parties, Waterfall parties and, well, a party for every day.
Although Koh Phangan is mainly a party place, there is a laidback vibe to it during the day. It has great beaches to chill, beautiful scuba-diving locations, and an abundance of natural beauty around. There’s also SlipNfly – a one-of-a-kind amusement park, where you go down waterslides and fly into giant swimming pools.
Koh Phi Phi
How To Get There: Koh Phi Phi can be easily reached from Phuket by ferry. You can get to Phuket from Bangkok by flight or an overnight bus.
A patch of paradise just a few hours from Phuket, Koh Phi Phi is a popular backpacker hangout. The island is filled with travellers who come here to dive into its sparkling-blue waters during the day and party all night.
The most popular place in Koh Phi Phi is Maya Bay, a stunningly beautiful bay surrounded by 100-metre cliffs. The lagoons here are unbelievably green. Maya Bay became a famous tourist attraction after being featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Beach. The island is also known for amazing and cheap scuba-diving experiences.
Phi Phi has tons of happening bars, where travellers get sloshed on bucketloads of booze. But the coolest way to party here is Captain Bob’s Booze Cruise.
Meet a bunch of young men and women, guzzle down unlimited beer, and groove to some music as you sail on a boat. The Booze Cruise takes you to some of the prettiest places in Thailand, all while you hold a beer in your hand.