10/15/15 Reviews! BACHELORETTE: Cabanas, High Roller, Chayo & more
I originally struggled with ideas of what activities to do for a Bachelorette party, so I hope this helps some of you J There were 12 of us, and it was a totally mixed age group of all my friends plus my mum, mother-in-law, auntie and grandmother! We did it 2 days before the wedding so that we had plenty of time to recover from the hangover (which I needed!). The boys all went out for the Bachelor party on the same day.
Cabana at Boulevard Pool, Cosmopolitan – A+
So so happy we did this. Yes, it was pricey ($850 minimum spend for the day) but when split between 12 of us it worked out okay and we drank all day! The $850 got us a bottle of vodka with mixers, more pitchers of margaritas than I could count, a few bottles of wine, a bottle of champagne and some poolside snacks to soak it all up. We had our own waitress and the service was great. The pool was quite quiet on a Tuesday so they gave us the “super-cabana” which is bigger than all the rest and we had a good selection of loungers both in the sun and in the shade.
I chose a Cosmo pool because that’s the hotel I stayed at, but the pools are also gorgeous and the central location made it easy for all the others to get to as well. Boulevard is the more “lively” of the Cosmo pools with good music and DJs at weekends, Bamboo pool is lovely but a lot more chilled & quiet.
I’d really recommend doing this for an easy going day-time activity that suits everyone. Even the mum’s and my gran enjoyed it! It would even be fun for a meet & greet situation as it’s so relaxed and got everyone chatting.
The High Roller, Linq (Happy Half-Hour) – A
I bought the tickets in advance through group bookings, so it worked out as only $30pp to do the happy half-hour ride. This is where there’s a full bar in the pod with you and you can drink for free on the way round. We did the 5.50pm ride as that’s the last time slot before the price increases for the evening rides. Our bartender Amanda was amazing and gave the most efficient service I’ve ever seen! She really made sure you got your money’s worth from the open bar! She even poured shots for us all when the ride reached the top, and poured another drink for everyone at the end to take off with them. Everyone loved the views and it made a great bachelorette photo opportunity. I’d say this is great to do with a group who are new to Vegas as it’s a lot more memorable than just sitting in a bar!
Chayo, Linq – B
I booked Chayo mainly because of its location close to the High Roller. When we showed up at the door they had no record of my reservation (even though I had the confirmation emails) but they managed to get us a table for 12 straight away so it wasn’t an issue. The food was pretty good but the service was slow and our waiter kept disappearing for large amounts of time. Overall it was a good choice though as we were pretty loud and this is the kind of place that doesn’t mind big groups, but I wouldn’t go back in a hurry.
Bar Crawl on Linq Boulevard
Overall I think this was a good location to choose for a Bachelorette night, you can easily move from bar to bar without having to walk for ages between casinos. Everywhere is pretty casual so they didn’t mind large groups or the tacky decorations all my friends had brought! Blarney’s Bar outside O’Shea’s was probably my favourite, we ended the night in Margaritaville which I was kind of disappointed by. It was so much quieter than I’d hoped, maybe just because it was mid-week.
If any of your men are looking for ideas, this is what my hubby did and he loved it all!
Taylor Made Golf Experience – think it was round $60pp for a 9-hole round, club hire, golf buggy and 2 beers
New York, New York rollercoaster – everyone apart from the 2 dad’s went on!
Stretch-hummer for 16 of them to Fremont St
Pizza Rock for dinner – they were happy to take reservations for large groups and apparently the food was amazing
Blackjack & drinking in various casino’s on Fremont St