Fireworks and Festival at Nassau in the Bahamas

Best New Years Eve in Caribbean
Caribbean360
Updated: Aug 23rd, 2018

Nassau in the Bahamas makes the top 7 locations to ring in the New Year on all of planet Earth.

Travel experts at guidebook publisher Lonely Planet handpicked seven prime locations to ring in the New Year.

And Nassau in The Bahamas, was chosen largely for its colorful street parties.

According to Bailey Johnson, destination editor for Central America and the Caribbean, Nassau is in a class of its own when it comes to New Year’s Eve parties in the Caribbean.

“Nearly every town in the Caribbean throws a New Year’s bash, but Nassau does so with a particular flair,” the travel writer said.

“Junkanoo is the Bahamas’ biggest, flashiest street carnival, and while it takes place multiple times a year, the largest celebrations happen on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

“In the wee hours of the morning, elaborately costumed dancers parade through downtown Nassau to ring in the New Year with horns, drums, whistles and floats.

“Once the festivities subside, nap on the pearly sands of one of the popular New Providence beaches (Cable, Delaporte or Junkanoo Beaches to name a few). And when you start to feel hungry, head over to Arawak Cay for the weekend fish fry or snag some conch salad from the market at Potter’s Cay,” the recommendation concluded.

Rock the New Year  – Bahamas Carnival Style!

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