St Lucia is another top quality Caribbean new years eve
destination, with the timing being almost perfect as new year falls
around the start of the annual dry season, which attracts large
numbers of tourists to the island, with cruise ships in particular a
source of large visitor numbers.
The island itself is the archetypal tropical paradise, with white sand beaches, glorious clear turquoise sea and waving palm trees. There are a number of top sights here to make the most of your visit, with the world famous twin peaks of the Pitons a particular favourite, while the Sulphur Springs in Soufriere, the Botanical Gardens and Pigeon Island National Park with the famous Fort Rodney are all well worth a visit.
In terms of new year activities, most of the top resorts will
host their own private parties, so if you are booked into one of the
islands many top hotels then they are your first port of call as
most will be hosting private parties, often including beach
celebrations and fireworks.
For locals and visitors alike, the area around Gros Islet and Rodney Bay is the hub for the most lively new year parties, with spontaneous street parties common among the regionâ€™s many bars and restaurants.
Popular places to head for in Rodney Bay include Spinnakers Restaurant & Beach Bar and Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, where live music and dinner are again on offer, while both are located close to the beach to watch the Gros Islet new year fireworks. If youâ€™re staying out late and continuing your party into the early hours of the new year then the party on Pigeon Island hosted by Delirius is also a top recommendation.
If youâ€™re staying in he Soufriere region, then the Jalousie Plantation Resort and the Ladera Resort are the places to head for, both venues host great new year celebrations with dinner, dancing and live music, while their will be fireworks over Jalousie Beach at midnight.
In Vieux Fort, there will be a party with dinner and music followed by fireworks at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa.
Places to watch live online: There is a live webcam view from Rodney Bay which is the best we've been able to locate in the area:
We've mentioned many of the top hotels in the section above, and all of these will need to be booked well in advance if you wish to partake in their new year celebrations.
To check availability and make reservations at these and all the top hotels in the area, you can make online bookings here.