Haven’t made New Year plans yet? Planning a vacation during NYE can have you bogged down: too expensive, too crowded, too much pressure for visas and the list goes on. Or you could make this NYE really memorable with an international trip to some of the best New Year’s Eve parties, which are known to be managed better! From fireworks to beach parties, there’s no shortage of amazing ways to ring in 2023.If you’re a little late with your travel plans for NYE, it can be frustrating to realize you need a Visa to go almost ANYWHERE. Fret not, because these countries with visas on arrival will let your NYE vacation dream come true.
The Maldives has been one of the hottest vacation destinations since the pandemic and if you want some respite from the cold, the tropical climate makes for a good escape. Being an A-list option not only for couples but also friends and family, the pristine emerald blue waters and resort beach parties will ensure you have the time of your life. The cherry on top? Is their lure of offering visas on arrival for Indians. Below we’ve listed some resorts worth considering.
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Offering an 11-day festive as a run-up to New Year, the tailored Christmas and New Year offer family events like Christmas Tree Ornament Making, Christmas Tree Decoration, Tree Lighting, Christmas Cookie Decoration, Making Santa’s Wish List & Christmas Card, Christmas themed T-shirt painting, Christmas Eve Cocktails and Gala dinner, Santa’s Arrival, Christmas lunch, and a Christmas market. And for a group of adults, don’t miss the Hawaiian Party, Maldivian Night, Wine Journey, Cocktail Masterclass and Flairtending Show, Winter Wonderland Cocktail, Venetian Carnival, Making New Year’s wish Jar, DJ Night and a night of splendour on New Year’s Eve.
To celebrate this joyous time of the year, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island takes inspiration from the resort’s natural surroundings with the theme “Enchanted Forest – a tropical festive celebration.” With something unique planned each day from 21, December till 9, January you will make memories that last a lifetime. From the Tree Lighting ceremony to a specially curated Christmas dinner that pays homage to both age-old delicacies like roast turkey & beef, as well as new international fare that includes Mediterranean Grills, Italian Pastas and Meats; it is a culinary delight.
Celebrate NYE with the Circus theme party on the white sand beach with endless shades of blue on the horizon. And get ready to party the night away with our live band and DJ entertainment. Come in your best circus costume, join in the line-up of fun games and activities for the entire family and celebrate as you countdown to the New Year.
Trinidad and Tobago
It’s time to jet off to the Caribbean this NYE. Trinidad and Tobago are famed for tourism beating with natural beauty. While Tobago is beautiful and picturesque, Trinidad lures with its cultural diversity, music and nightlife; making this an ideal spot for an NYE bash and a bit of culture. Some top attractions include Englishmen’s Bay, Argyle Falls and the temple in the Sea (a Hindhu temple). While the nightlife here isn’t as lively, it surely makes for a relaxed and laid-back way to spend NYE. When it comes to staying Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort tops the charts.
Looking to celebrate NYE in the wild? Then it’s time to book a luxurious stay in Tanzania where a wild, wild holiday awaits you. Zanzibar in Tanzania is the best when it comes to nightlife. The most popular spots for an unforgettable party at New Year’s are Kendwa and Nungwi. Here, people gather on the beach and dance through the night – barefoot and surrounded by the sound of the ocean. And if you’re looking for a quieter NYE the coral-ridge Chumbe Island offers the perfect mix of luxurious living and a truly ecological experience. The island paradise gives you the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the beach and the tranquil atmosphere that is needed to ponder on the acts done in the past.
For a truly luxurious experience in Zanzibar, we recommend a stay at My Blue Hotel Nungwi.
Home to gorgeous beaches, Thailand has been a favourite amongst Indian travellers of all age groups. While Bangkok may be the hub for most flights, the best places to celebrate NYE include Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui. With a mix of temples, beaches, flea markets and mouth-watering delicacies of the country you can’t ever go wrong with a trip to Thailand.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy the New Year in Bangkok is to spend it at the Asiatique open-air mall on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok as well as rooftop bars. As the clock strikes midnight, a massive fireworks show is staged before the celebrations really begin. In Phuket, a beach party at Surin beach should be on the agenda and it is the number one location for the celebration. And in Koh Samui Chaweng Beach and Nikki Beach are the most renowned for their New Year beach parties.
Some of the best resorts in Thailand include The Banyan Tree in Phuket, Four Seasons Resort in Koh Samui, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Boast with rich culture and traditions and Balis is one of the most sought-after destinations for NYE. New Year in Bali is undoubtedly a excting time. The island will be buzzing with activities and parties – you will not be short of options. From mouth-watering authentic dishes to beach parties; it’s just the spot for youngsters.
Kuta and Seminyak Beaches are definite hot spots for a night to remember. Ring in the new year with a Mexican-style fiesta like no other at Motel Mexicola or make your way to Potato Head the most famous club in Seminyak. Featuring HAAi, Ben UFO, Dresden, Saoirse, and this event is sure to be a genre-spanning celebration of the end of the year. What takes the cake here is the lavish two bars, an infinity pool with the backdrop of the world’s best sunset. Ringing the New Year feels incomplete without the sky lit up in shades of yellow, pink and white. So run along to the south side of Jimbaran Beach as midnight nears.
Best hotels in Bali in The Ritz-Carlton and W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, and Seminyak.
Travelling to Seychelles for the New Year holidays might be one of the most magical experiences that will bring you memories for a lifetime! Seychelles is a paradise for travellers and apart from its impressive beaches and coast, the country is also home to rare species of wildlife. It also offers a range of adventure activities for you to explore. People from around mark their calendars and flock to Seychelles to discover how the local’s party during New Year. Besides partying all night, did you know that here in Seychelles, they would slaughter pigs and make stew, black pudding and roast?
The main island of Mahé just 26km long is with a variety of spots for a memorable experience. Kafe Kreol gives people a treat to some of the finest Seychellois and Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been refurbished and has now become a well-known foot-in-the-sand eating place at Anse Royale. Traditional Creole architecture is a blend of bright colours, décor, furniture and a few other accessories. So, when it comes to making plans for the new year, Kafe Kreol should be a priority.
The best hotels for a luxurious stay are the Six Senses Zil Pasyon and the Four Seasons resort at Desroches Island.