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A New Year's Vacation in the Caribbean

02 Jan

A New Year's Vacation in the Caribbean

The start of the New Year brings new beginnings. What better way is there to celebrate than in an unfamiliar place while you experience things you've never taken part in before? If you want to make the most of the upcoming year, plan a New Year's vacation in the Caribbean! 

So many Caribbean Islands take full advantage of this exciting time of year by hosting parades and parties, setting off stunning fireworks, feasting on delicious local foods, and dancing the night away. Surround yourself with the easy-going island vibes this New Year's Eve by celebrating the Caribbean way. 

Continue reading to learn more about how many Caribbean Islands kick off the New Year! 

Celebrate in St. Barts 

Plan your New Year's vacation for St. Barts and have the rare chance to see the hottest stars in the world! That's right—some of the biggest names in Hollywood have kicked off the New Year on the laid-back Caribbean Island, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince, and Rihanna. 

St. Barts is where it's happening for New Year's Eve. Some of the most popular New Year's parties are hosted on luxurious yachts. However, the island has much more to offer than the buzzed-about gatherings. Visit one of the many restaurants serving incredible meals and champagne, or spend the holiday watching the fireworks on the white sand beaches. 

Ring in the New Year in Grand Cayman 

Grand Cayman is another incredible spot to spend your New Year's vacation. Dig your toes into the sand on the famous Seven Mile Beach and reserve a table at one of the many restaurants with stunning firework views! 

Camana Bay always has a remarkable firework show, starting at 7 pm on New Year's Eve. Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton hosts a night of food, dancing, and drinks at their Masquerade Ball and The Crescent holds its annual "No Resolutions" party. 

Watch the Onion Drop in Bermuda  

New York City has its Big Apple drop. In contrast, the tropical island of Bermuda has the Onion Drop, which makes a lot more sense when you know onions are one of their biggest crops. Every New Year's Eve, Bermuda drops a massive paper mache onion decked in sparkling lights from the top of St. George's town hall. 

Surrounding the traditional event is music, dancing, drinks, and delicious food. To top it all off, a beautiful firework show follows the Onion Drop. Bermuda is a must if you're looking for something familiar yet unique for your New Year's vacation. 

The Bahamas’ Junkanoo 

Since the 18th century, The Bahamas has celebrated the end of the year and the start of the next with thrilling parades and festivities called Junkanoo. On December 26th and January 1st, months of costume planning, dance practice, music rehearsals, and more are put into action at the Junkanoo Parade. 

Kick Off the New Year in St. Kitts 

St. Kitts starts its exciting Carnival celebration well before other islands. Starting the day after Christmas, the nation switches gears to kick off the Carnival season. On New Year's Day, the islanders come together to create a stunning parade welcoming a fresh start. This festive time of year includes street parties, dance, music, drama, performances, and competitions. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks in the U.S. Virgin Islands 

The party doesn't stop in the U.S Virgin Islands. Choose this tropical destination for your New Year's vacation, and you'll get memories that last a lifetime in return. The festivities start on the first Saturday in December and conclude on the first Saturday of January. Attend calypso contests, street parades, and the St. Croix Boat Parade featuring marine vehicles of all shapes and sizes decked in Christmas lights and décor. Finally, don't miss out on the New Year's Eve firework show. 


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