New Year’s Eve festivities are different in cultures all around the world, and that’s part of the beauty. When the clock struck 12am on January 1st, 2016, people in the Caribbean celebrated the fresh New Year in true Caribbean style.
People in San Juan, Puerto Rico flocked to the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino to dance Latin salsa, relish R&B tunes and simply enjoy the spirit of the massive crowds. The hotel’s New Year party was called “Illusions,” and there were more than 3,000 party people in attendance at the event.
Starting at 7pm on New Year’s Eve, fireworks erupted in Camana Bay, a fabulous town center in Grand Cayman filled with a variety of things to do (read more), restaurants to eat at, shops to visit and mroe! After the family friendly light show, adults headed to the ‘No Resolutions’ party where they viewed another set of fireworks at midnight. Following the night’s festivities, many people continued the celebration by taking part in the Westin’s champagne beach brunch on Seven Mile Beach on New Year’s Day.
Bermuda has its own distinctive New Year tradition. While people in New York, New York in Times Square eagerly anticipated the ball dropping, people in St. George, Bermuda waited for — you guessed it — the onion to drop. The party wasn’t only about the onion dropping, however. It was also a lively event that was full of live music and fireworks galore.
Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke is a tiny island that’s part of the British Virgin Islands. It’s only roughly three square miles. It’s home to Foxy’s Bar, which is the site of the famed party known simply as “Old Years Night.” Jost Van Dyke was definitely the ideal destination for people who wished to celebrate the fresh start of a near year on a gorgeous beach at night. The party was great for people who enjoy drinking, eating delicious food and simply socializing with others. Some of the beverage and food highlights of the event included both lobster barbecue and fruit cocktails.
Aruba’s New Year celebrations were also very memorable. Palm Beach is a popular tourist draw on Aruba. It’s also the site of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, a great place for people who wanted to check out the island’s mesmerizing sky light show. This was a terrific New Year option for families as it was also totally suitable for young children. Gorgeous lights weren’t the sole New Year’s Eve attraction at Palm Beach, however. People on Palm Beach also got the chance to enjoy dancing, live music and incredible food. Children at the event had the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities for youngsters.
Many people in the Bahamas visited Nassau’s Graycliff Hotel to experience an elegant and sophisticated New Year dinner party. The eight-course dinner was a true feast, with a variety of mouthwatering culinary options such as orzo risotto and Bahamian lobster.