New Year's Eve winter sun holidaysFind a sunny and interesting place to go this New Year
By the time New Year rolls around, most of us are so sick and tired of the cold that all we can think of is some time in the sun! In fact, even gruelling heat sounds better to most of us than the icy conditions we've been experiencing for months! This is why many people opt for exotic or tropical climates for their winter breaks. We all know of the usual suspects where we can go for a little sunshine; most of us have taken off to the French Riveria, Spain, or Portugal for a quick reprieve from the cold.
However, consider some more “out of the way” locations this year, and you'll experience sights and sounds like never before. The price can be a bit steeper when it comes to travelling to some of these places, but we only live one life and should certainly make the most of it! Whether you are travelling with family or friends, any one of these places will prove just as suitable as the next: a range of accommodation can be found in the following destinations, no matter what part of the region you are visiting.
Out of the way holiday spots for New Year
New Year's Eve in Rajasthan, India
India is a mystical place, and many people from the UK flock there for various reasons. The state of Rajasthan contains some of the coolest sites in all of India, including Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City”. It will be quite crowded and noisy whilst there, but bear with the bustle, and you'll soon find it's brimming with ancient sites and captivating culture. Undaipur is another of the most enchanting places in India, full of stunning gardens, grand palaces, intricate temples and old mansions: you certainly won't run out of things to see here. If you're in the mood for romance and loved Arabian Nights, Jaisalmer is one place you shouldn't miss: there's no real way to describe this town other than to compare it to the famous story, but you'll soon see why when you arrive.
New Year's Eve in Miami, Florida
Travel across the pond this year and you could visit Miami, Florida, a tropical paradise located at the South Eastern tip of the US. Miami has some of the best beaches, zoos and aquariums in the state, but whether you are travelling with children or not, it's one place you will never find yourself bored in. With perfect temperatures all year round, fascinating American cuisine and famous homes such as the mansion Al Capone owned back in his heyday, Miami can't be beaten for a perfect holiday spot during the winter months. Home to many celebrities, both from the UK and America, the infamous South Beach is one place you definitely need to visit whilst there.
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New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia
Sydney has come a long way since its humble beginnings: it's now a huge, bustling city with so many sights that we could not possibly list them all! What we will say, however, is that there are a couple of places you certainly can't miss whilst visiting this great city. The first is the Sydney Opera House: almost every tourist who travels through the city will experience the beautiful architecture of this magnificent place. The second is the Sydney Harbour Bridge: climbing it is another great thing to do whilst here, and one of the best ways to view the city. Finally, the Rocks is an area of town that holds much of the city's history, housing the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as historical buildings, shopping opportunities and plenty of cuisine pit stops.
New Year's Eve in Cairo, Egypt
Cairo boasts temperatures reaching the mid-twenties during January, offering a nice reprieve from what you’ve probably just left at home! Of course, if you want to escape the beach, the city has many historical sights to see, but there are also natural landmarks to discover: if there is one thing you don’t want to miss whilst you are here, it has to be the sunset from the Mokattam cliff: in a city with over 19 million people, after all, there aren't many places you can go to get away from it all! If you have brought kids along with you, why not give them a break from archaeological sites and spend the day at Fagnoon? Here, your children can find their artistic side by painting and sculpting with clay, before enjoying a nice picnic. Catered by a child friendly staff, this is a fun place to bond as a family.
New Year's Eve in Barbados, The Caribbean
Last on our list is that famous beach-orientated destination, Barbados. It's the place to be if you just want to spend your days basking in the sun, swimming in the crystal clear waters and relaxing under palm trees. Sure, there are other things to see and do in Barbados, but nothing comes close to spending all day participating in water sports, working on your tan and regrouping as a family. Of course, you won't find a shortage of things to do if you tire of the peace and tranquillity of your private accommodation: from hiking and cycling to off-road driving, there are a number of things that'll tempt you away from the beach!