If seeing the old year out Cayman-style does not appeal this year, there is still time to get the credit card out and fly away for the big night. Within as little as an hour you could be celebrating somewhere completely different next Monday night.
You could be…
Watching the ball drop in Times Square, NYC
It’s one of the best places in the world to see the old year out, along with an estimated 1 million other revellers. In addition to the famous ball drop from One Times Square, there will be star studded musical performances as well as balloons, pompoms, confetti and a colourful pyrotechnic display.
Partying the night away in Miami
Just an hour’s flight away, you could be enjoying the free party in Miami Beach near Ocean Drive and 8th Street, with a fireworks display to ring in the new year or in one of the city’s glitziest nightclubs. Alternatively hit Bayfront Park in downtown Miami for concerts and fireworks and catch the 35 foot neon Big Orange drop 400 feet from the top of the Hotel Intercontinental Miami.
Salsa dancing in Havana
Every night’s a party in the Cuban capital and while many Cubans spend the evening of December 31 at home with friends and family, if you are one of the lucky 300 to get tickets, you could dine and dance under the stars in Cathedral Square, Havana.
Escaping the crowds in the mountains of Honduras
Just a few miles outside of La Ceiba, there are eco-lodges in the rainforest around Pico Bonito where the New Year’s Eve festivities could pass by entirely unnoticed. If partying into the wee hours is not your thing, you could ditch the party dresses and cocktails in favour of hikes in the jungle, white water rafting down the rapids, cooling off in waterfalls and chilling out with the jungle wildlife as your soundtrack.
Just a few miles outside of La Ceiba, there are eco-lodges in the rainforest around Pico Bonito where the New Year’s Eve festivities could pass by entirely unnoticed.