5 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Dominican Republic

New Year’s comes but only once a year, so it’s worth it to make this day unique and memorable. But where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31?

For sure one of the best place to be at the end of the year is in the middle of the Caribbean and why not in the Dominican Republic? The start of each new year means new beginnings — so why celebrate in the same city every year? If you’ve never had the new year in the Caribbean, 2018 is the perfect time.

From the best Dominican beaches, we’ve found 5 New Year’s Eve getaways sure to bring an unique start to the New Year!

  1. Las Terrenas

There’s nothing quite like escaping the chill of winter or the crowd of the city and spending the holidays in Las Terrenas.

Las Terrenas is a little “pueblo” in the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, famous for its funny and smiling inhabitants and for its beautiful tropical beaches. New Year’s Eve is the best time of year to party in Las Terrenas, with fireworks and celebrations all along the coast of north coast good-time state.

Great beaches and lively town – would seem to be the perfect definition of the place! Because of that, the time around the New Year is also extremely popular with travelers and vacation villas are in high demand. If you’re thinking about counting down to 2018 in Las Terrenas, contact us now to see what’s available and book the villa that’s perfect for your needs!

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If you are looking for a special buffet dinner, here we recommend you the New Year’s menu in Baraonda Beach Front Restaurant, the ideal place to spend your December 31 with delicious food and a lot of surprises await you! Then after the dinner it’s time to party, right? Top local talent, international Djs from Ibiza and the best spot Las Terrenas can offer Porto Restaurant will be our tribute to the years final and dawn of 2018!

New Year's Eve on the beach, Dominican Republic
New Year’s Eve on the beach, Dominican Republic

2. Punta Cana

The hottest NYE celebration is at sea and better if we are speaking about Caribbean Sea!

Punta Cana is the epicentre of the action, where celebrations officially start at around 8pm when live music shows and huge buffet dinner in luxury and medium restaurant take place. In Punta Cana you can go in some resorts if you want to be part of a special gala dinner on NYE. We’ve been to resorts that had a spectacular buffet and others that have a sit down dinner with a choice of two entrees and others that post just one specific menu.

This city boasts an unbeatable location right next to some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches, surrounded by nature park, great golf courses and world class hotels; as if all this weren’t enough, the city now hosts New Years parties in its bars, nightclubs, and, even better, all along Punta Cana, Bavaro and Cap Cana, drawing in tourists from all over the world every year.

Punta Cana will give you a unique vibe this December 31, and it’s something you don’t want to miss out on!

NY Eve in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
NY Eve in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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If you want to live the NY Eve in a cool spot just in front of the beach, 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!

If you want to have the best party ever in NY eve, this year Coco Bongo will offer an unforgettable party with themes like Mad Max, the movie “300”, cabaret and burlesque shows to welcome the 2018! Contact us to buy ticket or for more information.

3. Casa de Campo, La Romana

What about a NY Eve Getaway in Casa de Campo Resort and Villas? 

It’s the most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean and the perfect place to be with a group of friends and relatives. You can enjoy the full experience of luxurious Caribbean living at Casa de Campo Resort and Villas by renting your own private villa with swimming pool and all the comfort you need!

You can hire out a boat, bring your own bubbles and start the countdown early directly in the Caribbean Sea. Alternatively, you can have a delicious dinner in one of the restaurants that offer a gourmet dining experience that will take you around the world depending on your taste!

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Dress up and go out for a spectacular party in Cirque du Praia New Year’s Party in Casa de Campo the night of 31 december! If you weekend will start already the 30 December then let’s say goodbye to 2017 with the biggest party of all with David Guetta at Altos de Chavon.

NY Eve in Casa de Campo, La Romana
NY Eve in Casa de Campo, La Romana

4. Santo Domingo

The capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, it’s a centre of a lot of private parties, elegant dinner in fancy restaurants or bar and magical atmosphere in the Colonial Zone. For party people, Santo Domingo’s glitzy hotels host exclusive events with open bars, and private fireworks displays to boot.

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Looking for the best New Year’s Eve party in Santo Domingo?

Go to El Embajador Hotel, this is THE hotel to be at on New Year’s Eve: open bar and one of the best urban artists such as El Mayor Clasico and El Nene La Amenazzy.

NY Eve in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
NY Eve in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

5. Jarabacoa 

Jarabacoa is a destination situated in the highest peak in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte.

Jarabacoa is a very famous getaway for the Dominican people that love nature, adventure and mental relaxation far from the crowd parties! With a number of good hotels outside town and a lot of beautiful home to rent this is the place to go if you want to raft, hike, bike, horseback ride, go canyoning or simply explore rural life.

Take advantage of the holidays to rent an house and have a different NY Eve in the middle of the nature with friends and relatives!

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Enjoy a relaxing NY Eve with your friends by renting a villa or house in the valley of Jarabacoa or go to some restaurants with a stunning view, contact us if you need information and prices.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get in the holiday spirit as you are in the the Dominican Republic with festive fun and exclusive experiences all night long. So get ready  to spend a New Year’s in a tropical place like the Dominican Republic, is a warmer alternative that you’ll no doubt remember for the rest of your life!

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