Visit exotic places like Miami, New York and celebrating with Champagne.

New Year’s Eve: one last night of decadence before the austerity of New Year’s resolutions set in. Close out 2017 with a sumptuous and decadent evening in one of the world’s best locales. As you welcome the wee hours of the New Year, make sure you start out right with a one-of-a-kind experience. Pop that cork, swill some champagne, and discover the best parties to celebrate the arrival of 2018.

Miami Beach one of the most visited exotic places

Kick off 2018 oceanside at the Fountainbleu Miami Beach where Demi Lovato, KYGO, and Travis Scott are performing. Located in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, you’ll dance until dawn next to Demi with packages including stage-side tables and cabanas for up to 25 guests, setting you back about $40,000. Recover on New Year’s Day in the 40,000 square foot spa facility, including rain tunnels, steam rooms, mineral baths, and more.



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For some, New Year’s Eve is all about the fireworks. Be one of the first in the world to visit exotic places in the world to welcome 2018 and take in one of the world’s best shows in Sydney as fireworks get launched over the famous Sydney harbor. If you’re lucky enough to get a reservation, revel in the show during an indulgent dinner at the iconic Sydney Opera House’s Bennelong, for $1,350, starting with a glass of Charles Heidsieck champagne. In addition to fireworks, there are an air and water show featuring aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal ceremony to cleanse evil spirits, and a Harbour of Light Parade featuring over 50 illuminated boats. Another perk to spending NYE in the Land Down Under? It’s  summertime.


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New York City

Would it count as a New Year’s Eve destination list if New York City wasn’t on the list? The iconic ball drop in Times Square is a bucket list item, but don’t spend it in the crowds. Wait for midnight in warmth and comfort at the Knickerbocker Hotel’s New Year’s Eve party where you’re not even 200 feet away from the ball itself. For $4,300, including two nights accommodation, be entertained by DJ Sam French, wined and dined courtesy of a menu designed by chef Charlie Palmer, and close out the night with a champagne toast at midnight from your bird’s eye view of Times Square at the St. Cloud rooftop bar. To prepare for this wonderful exotic places on the big night get your hair and makeup was done by NOMI Beauty, an on-demand beauty service.


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Searching for a celebration that goes beyond the usual? Join the year-end Belmond Orcaella cruise on the Ayeyarwady River. With room for just 50 guests, you’ll combine site-seeing with intimate access to local culture, while being treated to a decadent celebration welcoming the New Year. Enjoy a live performance of traditional music as you eat dinner on the sandy riverbank. It isn’t a gala, but the 11-night river cruise provides luxury, attentive service, and culture all in one. Expect to shell out $7,900 per person.


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Nature’s light show is on full display in Iceland during December and January. Experience the beauty and awe of the Northern Lights that will top any fireworks show. Stay at Eleven Experience Deplar Farm for a reclusive and exclusive New Year’s Eve sanctuary. Take a helicopter tour as you look down on otherworldly landscapes before landing on a glacier for a gourmet lunch or dinner. Pay extra for a VIP pass at the Blue Lagoon for a private dressing room and restricted area of the lagoon.


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Written by DLX contributor Katie McRoberts.

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