Marbella Hen Do’s and Don’ts

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M A R B E L L A has once again topped the charts as the most popular overseas destination for the bride to be to let her hair down for one last time before the big day.

With its golden beaches, world famous pool parties and unrivalled nightlife the only way really is Marbs!

So with the wedding season in full swing we thought it would be the perfect time to let you in on a few Marbella do’s and dont’s that will help you keep your fellow hens happy and make sure you really make the most of your vacay!

DO make sure you pre book.

With venues  like Plaza Beach Club and La Sala By The Sea selling out most weekends the likelihood is that if you don’t pre plan your trip you will be disappointed. Pre booking your beds also works in your favor as prices are generally cheaper when booking in advance, which gives you more money to spend on the incredible cocktails they have to offer!

Venues we recommend you pre book: Plaza Beach Club, News Cafe, Pangea, Ocean Club, La Sala By The Sea.

Bridesmaid Tip: Booking websites such as offer great package deals allowing you to book everything in one location including private yacht hire and airport transfers!

DON’T forget the little touches

Any bride to be will tell you that while the location and the itinerary are important factors in creating a great hen do, it’s always the thoughtful little extras that really make the weekend super special. personalised memory books filled in by all of the guests,  tailor made robes and mini weekend survival packs are just a few little ideas that will have a big impact!

Bridesmaid Tip: Check out cute little instagram companies such as @perfectparcels and @bespokebride for some fun and  unique accessories.

DO schedule in some chill time

Make sure you don’t overplan your vacay! While it’s important to pre book the things that your group don’t want to miss out on it’s also inevitable that too much sun and sangria will take its toll leaving you needing some time to relax, after all it is supposed to be a holiday right?

If you’re staying in a villa why not schedule in a private papmer party or mobile BBQ, giving you chance to chill out?

If you’re looking for something a little more lively a tipsy cocktail class or cheeky butler is a great surprise for the hen!

Bridesmaid Tip: Spending a day at the apartment or villa is also a good money saver if you’re on a budget. Put together your own pamper package and organise some pre night out games. Website such as and have some great ideas!

DON’T miss out on the real Marbella

With programmes like TOWIE making Marbella popular with hen do’s it’s not surprising that many hen parties accidentally book to stay in Marbella Town when actually the bars, beach clubs and nightclubs are a little further down the road in Puerto Banus. Despite this, booking to stay a little further out could be a blessing in disguise! With its beach chiringuitos, sea view cocktail bars and picturesque old town Marbella is a great place to enjoy a glimpse into a more traditionally Spanish lifestyle.

Plaza de los Naranjos is a beautiful location for food with The Orange Tree Restaurant being one of our particular favourites! For a great beachy lunch or evening meal check out The Boardwalk Restaurant and for tapas and cocktails Mas Que Tapas and Punto Faro are also great places to visit!

Bridesmaid tip: Taxi’s cost around 12-15 Euros to Marbella Town. If you’re feeling energetic you can walk from Marbella to Puerto Banus along the beach front. (Stopping at the beach bars along the way for a cocktail or 2 of course!)

So there you have a few of our Marbella Hen Do’s and Dont’s!

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