Royal Melwane, South Africa. (Courtesy of Royal Melwane.)
Royal Melwane, South Africa. (Courtesy of Royal Melwane.)
By Zachary Weiss / March 1, 2018 5:00 am

There’s Miami, there’s New Orleans, and, of course, there’s Vegas. We think it’s high time for American men to re-consider their options when it comes to planning their bachelor parties, and opt for new frontiers — both home and abroad. Here, we’ve rounded up a handful of the best bachelor party destinations that never crossed your mind.

1. Kulm Hotel St.Moritz & Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina

Cresta Run, St. Moritz. (Courtesy of Kulm Hotel St.Moritz & Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina.)

Nothing says unexpected bachelor party like hurtling down a mountain headfirst at speeds of up to 90 mph, your nose only just above the ice with your best guy friends – in fact, the activity itself is reserved for men only. Both the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and The Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina offer the unique, adrenaline-pumping opportunity to experience the Cresta Run, a natural ice run, built from scratch every year with snow which is then iced. The death-defying adventure is just one small part of this alpine hideaway, where winter sports like snow polo, snow-shoeing, and, of course, skiing and snow boarding are must-dos.

2. Inn at Dos Brisas – Washington, Texas

Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, TX. (Courtesy of Inn at Dos Brisas.)

Take over this 9-room, 313-acre luxury ranch for the ultimate guys getaway weekend. Set in the southern foothills of the Texas Hill Country, less than an hour from Houston and Austin, The Inn at Dos Brisas boasts a full equestrian facility, clay target shooting range, hunting, tennis, and golf. To fuel your activities, there’s a daily changing menu using ingredients from the property’s nearby 42-acre, USDA-certified organic farm.

 3. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica – Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Inkaterra, Peru. (Courtesy of Inkaterra.)

Forn the most adventurous groom, there’s the Amazon Jungle. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is an eco-luxury lodge in front of the Madre de Dios River in the lush Tambopata region in Peru. This 35-cabin resort comes with a menu of a la carte excursions including various hikes and a visit to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, 98 feet above the ground, during which guests can spot anacondas, tarantulas, jaguars, and more.

4. Africa House at Royal Malewane – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Royal Melwane, South Africa. (Courtesy of Royal Melwane.)

Set on a private island in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park, Africa House is a former private home turned six-bedroom resort boasting a private chef, pool, staff and access by jeep to the nearby main lodge, which offers fitness and spa facilities. The private section of African bush is also known to attract a slew of wildlife, including cheetahs and elephants who drink from the nearby pools.

5. Dunton River Camp – Cresto Ranch, Colorado

Dunton River Camp, Colorado. (Photo courtesy of Dunton River Camp.)

Marijuana aside, Colorado makes for a perfect meeting point for you and your manly crew to get in touch with nature – within reason – before tying the knot. During the warmer months, Dunton River Camp provides a luxe camping experience complete with 640-square-foot elevated canvas tents set among the Colorado Rockies, and a restored 19th century farmhouse that serves as the main lodge.  Fill your days with a host of outdoors activities like private fly fishing on the Dolores River, and your nights with chef-prepared meals and award-winning wines from Sutcliffe Vineyards, just 30 miles away.

6. Christophe Harbour – St. Kitts

Christopher Harbor, St. Kitts. (Courtesy of Christopher Harbor.)

White sandy beaches, poolside lounging, and island-inspired cocktails are par for the course during any tropical getaway, but Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts goes one step further with its fleet of superyachts that can easily shuttle you and your guests between hotspots like the SALT Plage beach bar and The Park Hyatt St. Kitt’s oceanfront golf course designed by Tom Fazio.

7. The Craigellachie Hotel – Speyside, Scotland

Craigellachie, Scotland. (Photo courtesy of Craigellachie.)

Sitting right in the middle of the “Malt Whisky Trail,” The Craigellachie hotel in Speyside, Scotland is the perfect launching point for a crew of party folk to make their way through a collection of legendary whisky distilleries like The Glenlivet and Glenmorangie. The 26 room inn, created by nightlife and hospitality guru Piers Adam, had its own pub and brand of whisky, which both go by the name Copper Dog.