Welcoming the New Year is an age-old tradition that brings people together all across the globe. What better way to celebrate the arrival of a new year with a group holiday in one of these fabulous destinations? My Private Villas has selected three of its most luxurious destinations – each with a different appeal – to make New Year’s Eve 2017 the most memorable ever. Which destination would you choose?
The Bahamas, Caribbean
For the ultimate in luxury, why not have a private island experience? The Bahamas is renowned for its sparkling turquoise sea and pure white sands that makes the ideal setting for memorable holidays. With 700 islands there is much to explore, yet for a special occasion such as New Year, you can have an entire island to yourself to unwind and relax or party till dawn.
Under private ownership, Over Yonder Cay is a stunning location in the heart of the Bahamas. This once fishing outpost has been completely transformed into a private haven of peace and tranquility. It’s the ideal choice for groups looking to gather together in perfect privacy.
With four luxury villas, a state-of-the-art gym and free access to the island’s boats and equipment, there is something to satisfy all needs. Delicious, freshly prepared meals are also included, and the menus tailored to your exact wishes.
Verbier, Swiss Alps
If snowy climes are more your style, there is no destination better than the ever-popular exclusive ski resort of Verbier. With majestic views of Mont Blanc and numerous pretty chalets and traditional Swiss villages to take in on the slopes, there is much to see and do here. But this is far more than a skiing resort.
A group of friends or family can take advantage of the variety of top-class skiing activities on offer by day and unwind in comfort around a roaring fire by night. For those looking for the après ski social scene, there are countless cosmopolitan bars and restaurants to choose from, or if you prefer a quieter holiday, why not take advantage of staying in?
Chalet Makini is a luxury property in a particularly stunning location in Verbier, which boasts an exquisite private spa facility and offers a personal private dining experience. Up to eleven guests can holiday here in the five individually designed bedrooms. You can sip champagne by the poolside, unwind with a private massage and enjoy an exquisite meal, all without leaving the chalet. When you want to hit the slopes, as a ski in/ski out chalet you can simply click on your skis and follow the routes down to the main ski resort. Nothing could be simpler.
For those who want to experience winter sun and exotic culture, Phuket is guaranteed to impress. As the largest island in Thailand, Phuket has become a popular destination for discerning holidaymakers. There may be no better place in the world to watch the sun set – or rise! – on New Year’s Eve than one of the many stunning beaches in Phuket. The vibrant night-life scene adds a new dimension that has to be experienced, with the island home to some of Thailand’s best restaurants and bars.
The breathtaking Saengootsa Samsara is the location of choice to see in the midnight hour this New Year. This tastefully designed villa exudes opulence against a stunning backdrop of the Far Eastern skies. With a personal chef and a housekeeper on site to tend to your every need, you will not want to leave.
With the villa accommodating up to 12 guests, a group holiday to Phuket at New Year is certain to create lasting memories of spectacular views and warm seas shared in the company of loved ones.