St Barts, a beautiful Caribbean island tucked away in the French West Indies, annually hosts some of the best New Years Eve parties in the world. Part of the Leeward Island chain, it is perfectly located for a winter getaway under the sun, with leading charter hotspots like St Martin and Antigua nearby. Offering all the luxurious amenities one would need during a charter and more, the best way to ring in the new year is via a St Barts New Years’ Eve charter yacht. The intoxicating blend of idyllic scenery, gorgeous beaches, luxurious superyachts and amazing fireworks, together with the consolidation of a-listers and celebrities, is sure to leave you and your loved ones with an unrivalled experience. Here we list three reasons why you should spend this New Year’s Eve on a charter yacht to St Bart’s.
Luxurious Location & Surroundings
Thanks to St Bart’s prime location, the small island quickly became the hot spot for leading families to build their multi-million dollar estates. Over the years, the island has developed to offer everything from luxury resorts and hotels to state-of-the-art marinas to high-end shopping and world-class dining. But the island has managed to retain its local charm and beauty, with its 22 pristine beaches and natural surroundings remaining stunningly intact.
Known for its warm, balmy climate, its dry season runs between the months of December and April, with warm and dry evenings abound – ideal for breathtaking firework displays at night.
Complete Privacy & Relaxation
All eyes turn to the capital city of Gustavia during the celebrations on the 31st of December, where some of the industry’s leading yachts gather in the harbour area to host extravagant parties. However, unlike other popular ports, Gustavia remains relaxed and calm, free from many security concerns. The locals respect the anonymity of many of the island’s inhabitants and visitors, making it even more popular among celebrities and a-listers. St Barts is the ideal party location to relax, unwind and celebrate in privacy as it also lacks many busy crowds of tourists and paparazzi. In addition, with several events and parties taking place across the island during New Year’s Eve, you are sure to be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to ring in the new year.
Out-of-this World Events
The island truly comes to life during New Year’s Eve, with stunning firework displays and lavish parties taking place in luxury hotels, beach bars and onboard superyachts. Established venues, such as La Yacht Club, Bagatelle, Nikki Beach and La Plage are known to host some of the most venerated after midnight parties, with out of this world entertainment. However, for those who enjoy marking the start of the new year differently, then there is also the annual New Year’s Eve Regatta. Taking place on December 31st, this race showcases some of the most spectacular sailing vessels. A just-for-fun, not serious competition, this exciting event brings together locals and visitors for a thrilling event before kicking off the celebrations with fireworks and champagne later on in the evening.