Hawaii is among the most desirable locations in the world for a destination wedding. It’s exotic but still in the United States, so current passports, customs, visas, and currency exchanges are entirely unnecessary for your U.S. guests to negotiate. Our agents here at Hawaii Aloha Travel are experts at helping you plan your Hawaii wedding, with a variety of complete wedding packages to fit most budgets.
While I’m no expert on planning the perfect wedding, I do have considerable experience in one related area: the bachelor party. I’ve attended many. And I’ve learned that the best bachelor parties are not stag nights that devolve into drunken shenanigans in gentlemen’s clubs in the wee hours. In fact, the best bachelor parties take place in the light of day and include activities that are decidedly more wholesome than those that take place under pulsing lights and music.
A golf outing with the fellas is a perfect example of a bachelor party that is a true departure from the traditional stag party. Any golfer knows that a day on the links with a group of buddies can be wildly amusing. There is limitless potential to embarrass the groom and one another with jokes about golf swings and mothers in law. Friends who golf together bond together.
I’d recommend a resort course such as Turtle Bay Resort, which offers two 18-hole courses, and reasonable golf package rates. Ko Olina Resort also offers golf packages on a course that recently hosted an LPGA championship. Even if you don’t choose the resort option, pick a course with a restaurant and enjoy post-round food and drinks.
Another novel approach to bachelor parties that has become more prevalent here is a skydiving mission. What better way for a group of guy friends to bond than by sharing mortal terror at jumping out of a perfectly good airplane? Once on the ground, guys hoot and holler and hug, celebrating their years of friendship (and the fact that they will continue).
There are myriad other daytime activities to consider for a Hawaii bachelor party: surfing lessons, zip lining, scuba diving, or camping. The list goes on. My point here is that the cliché of the bachelor party as a drunken stag party in a gentleman’s lounge has become increasingly passé in Hawaii. Grooms want a more meaningful bachelor party experience than those all-too-familiar pop culture images that have dominated movies and media for so long.
Hawaii is, perhaps, the best place to buck tradition and reinvent the bachelor party. Those memories will last a lifetime, and the options Hawaii has to offer will make the experience truly unique.
Posted by: Jamie Winpenny