You might want to listen to live Reggae, calypso, steel-drum bands, or watch some revelers in brilliantly colored costumes. Here is a list of some great places hosting their own parties and events. In short, it is a New York Eve and Mardi Gras party, all rolled into one.
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This Crucian Christmas Festival is a special event on St Croix. It is Carnival for this island. From the 1st Saturday in December to the 1st Saturday in January, it is party time on St Croix. Frederiksted will invite visitors to an official Carnival Village. But all over the island, events will take place. The Carnival parades highlight the cultural heritage of the Crucian people. Revelers are dressed in beautifully hand-crafted, vibrant-colored costumes. Carnival royalties will participate with visitors and locals alike during J’ouvert. You can start partying before dawn and dance in the streets behind soca and calypso bands until after sunrise. Follow the musicians and savor local food and drinks. Fireworks will be seen everywhere on New Year’s Eve. However, the party continues for another week.
If you want to celebrate with celebrities from all over the world, spend New Years’ on a yacht in St. Barts. This island is one of the best Caribbean New-Years Party spots. Warm, beautiful weather lures the rich and famous, as well as other visitors, to this yachting paradise. This french-speaking island’s New Year’s Eve celebration is legendary. A truly unforgettable experience. When strolling through the streets of St. Barts you might see Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend, or Jessica Alba. To be part of the jet-setting visitors, make sure that your chartered yacht is positioned in the harbor of Gustavia. The capital of St. Barts. You will have a front-row seat to the magnificent fireworks display. or you may join one of several parties at places like Nikki Beach, Shellona, or La Guerite.
A short flight from the US East coast and you will land at Providenciales airport. Providenciales is the largest and most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Grace Bay beach is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is here, that the entire bay lights up with fireworks at midnight on New Year’s Eve. You can revel in the display directly on the beach or from a waterfront restaurant. Often beach bonfires and sky lanterns can be seen all night long. If possible, arrive in Turks and Caicos at Christmas. And partake in the street celebration, the “Junkanoo Jump Up” (Maskanoo) on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. It is Turks and Caicos’ event with the oldest tradition. Participants wear dazzling costumes in brilliant colors. You should get your own costume and join the street party while tasting food from local vendors.
You need to get to St. Kitts at Christmas to enjoy all the festivities surrounding St. Kitts National Carnival. It is one of the family-friendly Caribbean New Years Party spots. On most Caribbean islands, Carnival takes place later on in the year. But on St. Kitts, the party starts the day after Christmas, Boxing Day. Street performers in flamboyant costumes, traditional music, and song, and of course delicious local food from vendors. And visitors are encouraged to participate on New Year’s Eve since the party does not end until New Year’s Day.
Your yacht charter brings you to St. Maarten for New Year’s Eve. Take some time during the day to visit the beautiful streets of Philipsburg, the capital. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the fine restaurants. And then head over to Great Bay in the evening. The magnificent, dazzling fireworks display starts at midnight. But to claim the best spot to watch it, get there early. You would not want to miss it.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is THE place for you to be for New Year’s Eve. It has some of the best Caribbean New-Years Party spots. Your chartered yacht or catamaran will take you to Tortola or Jost van Dyke. From boat-hopping parties to “Old Year’s” parties at various beach bars or restaurants, the selection is limitless. The two most famous locations to start the New Year are Foxy’s on Jost van Dyke, and Trellis Bay on Beef Island close to Tortola.
The Trellis Bay event features a family-friendly atmosphere. Its New Year’s Eve party starts at noon and commences well into the new year. Children will be delighted to watch the Moko Jumbies (stilts walkers or dancers) dancing on the beach in their flamboyant costumes. The BVI has its own music style, similar to calypso, called Fungi. Local Fungi bands will be part of the entertainment with their captivating combination of different music styles and instruments. Listen and dance to reggae and watch the alluring fireworks display. But don’t forget to taste the delicious local food, available from vendors right at the beach.
Foxy’s on Jost van Dyke is home to the most famous New Year’s Eve Party. If you want to dance, drink and dine and listen to fantastic live music for 48 hours, Foxy’s is the place for you. It caters to adult visitors or locals. Have your chartered yacht anchor at Jost van Dyke and head over to Foxy’s for a New Year’s Eve to remember. Live bands, usually internationally acclaimed, together with favorite local ones and DJs, will keep the crowd entertained the entire time. General admission includes a BBQ on the beach. They offer a great variety of beer, wine, and liquor. If you prefer, Foxy’s “Uppercrust” VIP Dinner can be selected but requires reservations. This arrangement offers the guests exclusive access to the second floor, a 5-course dinner, and a VIP dining area. Most importantly, unlimited top-shelf cocktails, beer, and wine all night long.
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