Best places to spend New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean

Looking for the best places to spend New Year's Eve in the Caribbean? From the Dominican Republic to the Riviera Maya, here's our NYE hot spots.

Looking for the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean? With plenty of exotic destinations offering you an unforgettable night of entertainment until the early hours of the morning, there is no better place to see in the new year.

From the beautiful Dominican Republic to the tropical Riviera Maya, here are the hottest spots to spend New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean.

Best places to spend New Year’s Eve: The Dominican Republic

Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebrations at sea and head to one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean - the Dominican Republic. The resort town of Punta Cana is one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean, not only for its beautiful beaches, but also for its bustling nightlife and entertainment. So where better to see in the new year than one of the Caribbean’s hottest places to party?

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the heart of Punta Cana, then be sure to check out the best luxury all-inclusive hotel in the area – the spectacular Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort; consisting of the Barceló Bávaro Beach - Adults Only hotel, the Premium Level at Barceló Bávaro Palace and the Family Club at the Barceló Bávaro Palace. Surrounded by eternal sun, towering coconut trees and crystal-clear waters, this popular resort is a must for your Punta Cana getaway.

Punta Cana considers all budget ranges and serves particular kinds of tastes and environment, offering different music genres across all the bars, clubs and discos in the area. Check out our pick of the events you cannot afford to miss… 

Coco Bongo

Enjoy the last and best party of the year at Coco Bongo this New Year’s Eve – a fantastic celebration that has become a tradition for everybody celebrating the special holiday in Punta Cana. Stick on your best outfit and party the night away from 10:00pm-4:00am, with unlimited premium drinks at the bar! With outrageous performances, musicians, actors, artists and flying acrobats, there is always something to be amazed by at Coco Bongo. Expect world class DJs and music from Rock & Roll and Salsa bands, state-of-the-art audio and video entertainment with huge video screens, soap bubbles, balloons, confetti, streamers, fog sprayers, lights and special effects. With multi-level seating and a 1,800-person capacity, this hot spot is certainly the place to be.

Secure your New Year’s Eve tickets for Coco Bongo here  

Pearl Beach Club

See in the new year by the Caribbean Sea at the premiere beachfront venue in Punta Cana, Pearl Beach Club, offering direct private beach access, modern ambiance with great music and international cuisine.

This year, Pearl Beach Club will offer a New Year’s Party in perfect style with a Gala Dinner, live band and a lot of bubbly glasses of champagne. 

Another popular spot to spend New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic’s bustling capital city – Santo Domingo. Enjoy a full-on Caribbean celebration in the heart of the Caribbean, featuring hundreds of fireworks at midnight, and partying into the early hours of the morning. 

2018 countdown on the Malecón

The capital’s famous oceanfront promenade, known as the Malecón, is where you will find plenty of Dominicans and tourists taking to the streets and partying the night away in local bars with all-night music and dancing. The midnight countdown is an unforgettable experience, where the entire city gathers along the Malecón for a live concert featuring Dominican artists and explosive fireworks at midnight. The party continues until daybreak so prepare yourselves for the capital’s biggest night of the year… 

Best places to spend New Year’s Eve: Riviera Maya

If you’re going to be in the Riviera Maya on December 31st this year, then let’s just say that you’re in for a treat! Whether you are travelling with your family or you’re a party animal looking for the best night in Mexico, the Riviera Maya can offer New Year’s celebrations for everybody.

Wake up in Caribbean paradise on the opening day of 2019 at the incredible Barceló Maya Palace in an excellent location right on the beachfront by one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico.

Check out all the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in the Riviera Maya

Coco Bongo

Just like the Coco Bongo party in the Dominican Republic, you can’t miss the Coco Bongo disco in Puerto del Carmen. Located just one block from the famous 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen Coco Bongo is surrounded by colourful Caribbean style buildings, several international restaurants and the carefree vibe offered by this paradise in the Riviera Maya. All the tranquillity disappears once you’ve crossed the doors, where you can feel the high voltage power while you are amazed by acrobats flying across the room, and exciting tribute acts to the likes of Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.

It’s time to enjoy the show that everyone raves about this New Year’s Eve, from 10:00pm-4:00am. With multi-level seating and a 1,500-person capacity - the dance floor is never empty!

Tickets include entrance and unlimited premium drinks from the bar all night long. Book here

Mamitas Beach Club

Mamitas Beach Club has already established itself as an iconic place to spend New Year’s Eve in the Riviera Maya, featuring incredible staging and production, a high-quality menu, excellent service and fantastic shows. This year, a variety of different artists will take the stage and help transport guests into the New Year, including live musicians and DJs, followed by an end-of-year fireworks show that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

A variety of different packages are up for grabs, but expect to enjoy renowned DJ’s and exploding fireworks all night long. To view all the packages on offer, click here