Fireworks, fun and parties that cling on tight until the dawn – these are the words that make New Year’s Eve ring out into the night. Celebrating the page turn from one year to another provides the perfect chance for reflection, life, love and laughter especially when you choose a beautiful destination for a star studded soiree. Chartering a super yacht on New Years can be your own floating oasis taking you either straight into the heart of the action or far from the madding crowd. Onboard a boat like My Starfire the world truly becomes your oyster; start by uncorking the finest vintage champagnes and unwinding in the hot tub, throw a lavish gourmet dinner party with your favorite friends, invite a band to play on the aft deck whilst you waltz into another year, or simply take out the tender and travel to the finest string of clubs close to shore. No matter where you choose to be when the clock strikes twelve, these delirious destinations are sure to be in full swing…
Junkanoo street parades, feathers, sequins and the splendor of pearly blue waters – there is no wonder that the beautiful Bahamas calls on easy breezy party lovers to flock to its isles. The larger hotels and resorts all boast incredible galas and for those who don’t feel like stepping out you can see the fireworks from the comfort and class of your own luxury yacht charter. The street parties and pop up beach gatherings never fail to remind you that this is indeed paradise, particularly when the colorful costumes light up the night paired with the rhythmic sounds of drums beating and rum splashing into a stranger’s glass. Freeport and Nassau seem to pull out all the stops with a carnival vibe that lasts throughout the night and long into the day on January 1st. Harbor Island seems to blend the best of both worlds with a thriving buzzing nightlife resplendent in its warm local feel. For something a little softer you can hit up the private islands scattered around Eleuthera where celebrity mansions bling like diamonds on the shore.
Magical Madeira seems to have been stewing in sunshine and flowers since the beginning of time. The pretty Portuguese isle is home to all things fine; from handmade crafts to mouthwatering dishes, gorgeous gardens and charming fishing harbors that make you feel as though you have fallen into another time. Yet on New Year’s Eve any dream of sleepiness gets shot from the sky with one of the world’s most impressive firework displays. Even the Guinness Book of World Records hailed Madeira as having the largest firework extravaganza which ensures that for ten minutes at least the sky rages and blazes and screams and soars with a pure plethora of dancing colors. Crack open the champagne, eat twelve raisons and make 12 wishes in whimsical local fashion and when the first firework explodes like a fist of stars in the sky you can sink down into the steamy bliss of MY Starfires hot tub and let your cheers be drowned out by the excitement of the moment.
Hailed as the biggest night of the year, the blaze of sunshine may have dropped a little but the energy on the world’s favorite party island is still strong enough to take your breath away. Ibiza reopens its club doors to welcome in the New Year and all those hedonistic revelers who truly want to throw it down in style. The White Island is a gem for luxury super yachts and summers are endlessly filled with Jet Skis tearing up the coast, Nikki’s Bar being crammed with cocktails and celebs and the legendary sunsets
shimmering like gold dust on the horizon. Spend New Year’s Eve moving to some of the worlds very best DJ’s in the hottest clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, Sankeys, and more. There’s more than just music to ignite your soul, the stage shows, the blazing lights, the bounty of fireworks and the feel good vibes certainly go deep ensuring that you will definitely be awake to welcome in a new dawn.