When you are sitting back pondering over the best way for you and your friends to end 2016 and ring in the next year, does relaxing on a beach with your toes in the sand along the beautiful Caribbean Sea sound like a good way to do it? Oh, and of course with a chilled, fruity cocktail close by at all times because you deserve it!
So many of the all-inclusive resorts from Cancun to south of Tulum along the Mayan Riviera create very nice travel packages to make it more feasible for travelers to visit for the New Year. Along with often offering cheaper prices, they put together some fantastic parties and activities. Some may be themed, others host live performances or DJ’s, while still others focus on specialty food and beverages.
If that sounds alright to you, and you really want to cut loose and party–not only on the beach but on the dance floor–some of these beautiful resorts will provide you with it all and then some.
1 – HARD ROCK
Located just to the north of Puerto Aventuras [roughly an hour’s drive from the airport] sits this grand resort. The Hard Rock has a reputation for knowing how to party! Great music is usually right there along with the party. You never know what artist or performer they will bring in for a bash such as this.
2 – DREAMS TULUM
Dreams is a family of resorts which will each undoubtedly throw a stellar party on New Year’s. Dreams Tulum will ring in the new year in tropical style. They will put on a large gourmet dinner buffet and you can dine and dance all night long! If you’re traveling with children and worry that they may stay up too late, don’t. The resort offers an “Explorers Club” for kids which is a lot of fun. They host a campout that will keep the youngsters occupied and safe thought the night while parents can party the night away.
New Year’s Day is perfect for sleeping in as late as you like and waking up to a beautiful day and brunch buffet. (That could include many of your favorite brunch drinks that are also a great remedy for a long night of partying. Try a variety of specialty Bloody Marys or Bloody Caesars; maybe a ‘hair of the dog’ will help you get the new year kicked off the right way!) If you’re a sports fan you can enjoy all the traditional football bowl games throughout the day on big screen TVs.
3 – HIDEAWAY AT THE ROYALTON CANCUN
This beautiful luxury resort is located about 15 minutes south of the airport and provides a plush, relaxing retreat for adults only.
December 31, start your evening with a special gala dinner menu at the à la carte restaurants and culinary selections from the Gourmet Marché buffet. Then take your date or special someone and enjoy live music at the Martini Mix bar. Afterwards, join us for a New Year’s party on the beach with champagne, 12 grapes, and a Mexican-style countdown. The party continues with late-night snacks and a special DJ.
4 – DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA
Are you a little more adventurous? If you want to live a bit more on the wild side, try visiting the Desire resorts. They are Adults Only, and the other exciting aspect of coming here is clothing is optional at these sensual destinations.
For New Year’s, Desire throws a themed party. Allow yourself to be catered to by the elegant and sexy girls all evening as they take care of your every need. Ring in the new year while you witness sultry seduction at its finest. The dress code for New Year’s and its performances is classic formal and sensually glamorous.
5 – GRAND OASIS CANCUN
Grand Oasis Cancun is an all-inclusive resort with some of the best entertainment around. Last year for New Year’s they hosted a huge concert on the beach and this year there is no doubt it will be a massive party as well. Grand Oasis is probably the top Spring Break resort home to over 900 rooms filled with people who all want to party and it is a very similar atmosphere come New Year’s Eve.
Throughout the rest of your stay, you can enjoy the many restaurants, bars and everything else this massive resort has to offer. It is even home to a 9 hole golf course, where greens fees are free. If you haven’t put it together yet, there is lots to do, day or night, during your stay at Grand Oasis.
HOTELS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
When you stay right in town, you have the advantage of being near the party scene. This is good news if you’re here to truly live it up and celebrate the holiday!
Playa del Carmen is a fun place any time of year, but every restaurant, bar, nightclub and hotel really goes all-out for New Year’s. The party spills out onto the streets, filling the pedestrian strip, 5th Avenue, with international revelers.
Are you looking for a quieter, classier way to enjoy the last evening of the calendar year? For an elegant NYE meal with excellent service, many choose THE ROYAL [on Constituyentes] and GRAND HYATT [on calle 26].
The vast majority of hotels and resorts in the Mayan Riviera offer special galas, entertainment and fireworks display for New Year’s. You really can’t go wrong here in this tropical tourist mecca!