In normal circumstances, we could take the skies, over-sized novelty beach hats in hand and hole up in a tropical South East Asian villa; but even with travel off the cards (for now), there are still plenty of ways to treat the bride-to-be to one ‘last hurrah’ before the big day. Whether you were looking to host a hen do close to home regardless of travel restrictions, or hoping to come across a unique venue now that original plans have changed, we’ve put together five ideas for hosting a memorable hen do in Hong Kong.
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Hen do ideas for hosting in Hong Kong:
Arrange a bespoke picnic with Picnicking by Misaka
Specialising in bespoke picnic events, the team at Picnicking by Misaka are on hand to help you design a custom picnic set up that can include anything and everything from floral arrangements, bohemian floor cushions and rugs to lanterns, candles and white laced teepes. Although the company does not yet offer catering packages, there are plenty of catering companies that can help keep the wedding party fueled with nibbles and tipples. Graze boards are very Pinterest.
Check out our guide to the best picnic spots in Hong Kong for some inspiration on where to pitch that picnic basket.
Charter a luxury yacht with JD Yacht Charters
With restrictions easing, boats are setting sail most weekends. And with a hen do being such a special occasion, why not up the ante and trade in your typical wooden vessel for a luxury yacht?
Founded in 2020 by friends Jeffrey Tong and David Chu, JD Yacht Charters now offer over 40 boats available for charter, ranging from traditional “junks” (if you do fancy keeping it old school) through to motor cruisers and superyachts. From hiring a DJ to taking care of the catering and organising an array of water toys, the team will work with you to provide a bespoke and unforgettable experience. Not ready to head home? Keep the party going and check out the company’s overnight charter options for a full weekend away.
Host a private garden party at Olive Leaf
Brunch is never a bad idea, especially for a hen do, but if you’re on the hunt for a more intimate setting, Olive Leaf is open to book for private brunches and lunches. A true Lamma experience, Olive Leaf in Pak Kok is run by home cook, Ayelet Idan, who regularly welcomes friends and families to enjoy a flavourful, plant-based Middle Eastern feast in her home garden. A wonderfully unique setting, think strung fairy lights and crisp glasses of Champagne surrounded by fruit trees. Whimsical.
A Thai escape at Amtarda, Clear Water Bay
Rolling hills. Ocean views. Pad Thai and coconuts. Instantly be transported to Thailand when you book a night (or two!) at Amtarda. Located high above Clear Water Bay, this one-of-a-kind villa is as close as we can get to Phuket in Hong Kong. Impeccably designed, a stay here is sure to sweep any bride-to-be off of her feet.
Sip on sun downers at Bathers
Soak up that summer sunshine with a beachside soiree. Perfect for a picturesque afternoon of sipping cocktails and grazing on fresh seafood, Bathers is well seasoned in planning parties for weddings, hen dos and birthdays alike. Beach adjacent, don your ‘bride squad’ swim wear and dip in and out of the ocean to cool off between drinks.
Check out our guide to the best beach bars and restaurants for a little inspiration.