New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean

December 10, 2013 by

Festivals & Events, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Travel Tips, Unforgettable Experiences

New Year's Eve Fireworks in the Carribean. Photo courtesy of bayasaa via Flickr.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in the Carribean. Photo courtesy of bayasaa via Flickr.

Found yourself on New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean? Fancy a nice spot to do a bit of partying? As any traveler to the Caribbean knows, the Caribbean is wonderful for island sun, coconuts, white sand beaches, and snorkeling and lazing about to your heart’s content. But when it comes down to some actual partying, and better yet, ringing in the New Year, where’s the best place to go for New Year’s in the Caribbean?

Well, there’s always Jamaica, with MoBay (Montego Bay) and Negril – great local parties here – there’s St Maarten with its Orient Beach and fireworks, Barbados with its great food, and then there’s the Turks and Caicos Islands which are just naturally indescribably beautiful. Each of these island communities will have their own feel and rhythm to them, so it’s really up to you about what tickles your fancy there, but be sure to consider the costs incurred getting and staying there for the celebrations.

St Maarten and Jamaica are relatively inexpensive (at least in as far as the aforementioned islands go) in this regard, but be aware that the holidays are peak travel time for the Caribbean islands and so some hotels require a week stay minimum. It’s best to pick an island for the type of celebrating you’re likely to be doing, then call ahead and see which hotels/resorts line up with your budget. The Turks and Caicos Islands will most likely be on the expensive side, but if you’re looking for romance on the beach, fireworks and a great sailing vacation, consider this stop the one to beat.

-Hudson Hornick


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