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New Year's Eve Getaways We Love

By: Staff

March 31 2020

From stargazing with your special someone in Maldives, a lavish black-tie celebration in Florence to horse backing riding amid Carmel Valley's untouched beauty with the family—below are the hotels that do all the heavy-lifting for a perfect New Year's Eve getaway. 

ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

MALE, MALDIVES 
Away from the raucous crowds and loud parties that usually mark the holiday, One&Only Reethi Rah is the pinnacle of luxury and exclusivity. Ring in 2020 with a starlit dinner on the beach and days spent gazing out at the Indian Ocean from the private pool in your overwater villa. #NewYearNewYou

FAENA MIAMI BEACH

MIAMI, FLORIDA
Faena Miami Beach is pulling out all the stops for its glam Tropical Baroque party, a fête that will tip its hat to the decadence of Europe’s Baroque period. Appropriately, the party will kick off in Faena’s gilded Cathedral and continue all night with dancing, live music, fireworks and endless bubbling Perrier-Jouët.

ONE&ONLY PALMILLA

LOS CABOS, MEXICO
Planning New Year’s with your better half? The intimate, celebrity-approved One&Only Palmilla is one of the most romantic resorts for taking in Mexico’s sun-soaked beauty. On the big eve, dance the night away under Cabo’s longest fireworks show.

HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI

FLORENCE, ITALY
If you're a firm believer that New Year's Eve is a wintery, glamorous and multi-course meal affair—look no further than Hotel Brunelleschi in the heart of charming Florence. Sitting inside a restored Byzantine tower and Medieval Church, steps from the coveted Uffizi Gallery—the hotel is the perfect backdrop for an elegant entrance into 2020. Look forward to an evening of celebrations, a gastronomic New Year's brunch and a special gift to take home.

BULGARI RESORT BALI

BALI, INDONESIA 
Kick-start your 2020 wellness goals atop the Bukit Peninsula’s 500-foot limestone cliffs at Bulgari Resort Bali, a stunning Italian-Balinese love affair. The resort is home to Lee Mullin’s renowned Workshop Gymnasium system, which incorporates personal training, yoga and pilates, and the Bulgari Spa where our go-to fave is a therapeutic massage that combines warm volcanic stones and oils to stimulate blood flow and bring you to a whole new level of blissing out.

MALLIOUHANA, AN AUBERGE RESORT

ANGUILLA
The newly revamped Malliouhana will be hosting a string of activities to ring in the New Year. Come one with island life at the resort’s first ever annual kayak race through the limpid Caribbean waters, learn the melodies of the tropics during steel pan lessons and schmooze with the locals at the community beach bonfire. It doesn’t stop there, though, in your final moments of 2019 indulge in a five-course meal and dance the night away to the island’s very best bands and DJs—toast at the strike of midnight included.

FOGO ISLAND INN

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
Thanks to its location at one of the four corners of the Earth, guests at the luxe, 24-room Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland will be the first to ring in 2020 in North America. Immerse in the island traditions with music, poetry and songs, including a special performance from one of Canada’s top talents. But no NYE celebration would be complete without fireworks or fine dining, which can be enjoyed behind the stilted hotel’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the awe-inspiring North Atlantic. 

RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH

AVON, COLORADO 
Spend the afternoon skiing or snowshoeing around Beaver Creek’s powdery slopes before an evening at the ski-in/ski-out resort’s special champagne-inspired celebration (complete with truffle risotto, butter-poached lobsters and delectable desserts). The next day, start the New Year off right at the Ritz-Carlton's epic 21,000 sq. ft spa—there is no treatment we would say no to.

CARMEL VALLEY RANCH

CARMEL, CALIFORNIA
Panoramic vineyard views, spa treatments and farm-to-table cuisine—trust Carmel Valley Ranch to check all the boxes for a perfect New Year’s getaway. And this year the 500-acre resort is hosting a special NYE soirée featuring live music, sparkling toasts and festive cuisine.