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The best places to spend New Year

As we approach the end of another year, it’s time to start looking at the best places to spend New Year. It’s a time for celebration and reflection as well as looking forward to a new year and the opportunities it will bring. Here are five of the best luxury new year holidays to start 2023 in style.
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DUBAI NEW YEAR

If you can do it, Dubai can do it ten times better – this saying is so true when it comes to New Year’s Eve! As midnight strikes, the sky is lit up with a fantastic display of fireworks of all colours from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Lots of people gather at the Dubai Fountain to witness this striking show of sound and light which is sure to delight. Dubai is ideal for a New Year family holiday as the show is spectacular for all ages.  

Where to stay:

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The Oberoi, Dubai
  • Luxury hotel overlooking Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa
  • Signature Oberoi Experiences arranged by your personal butler
  • Feast on quality international cuisine and live music at night
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One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court, Dubai
  • Private sandy beach with Dubai skyline behind
  • Set within lush gardens
  • Outstanding dining options
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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Dubai
  • Stay on the famous crescent of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
  • Unwind in luxurious, contemporary rooms and villas with a touch of Asian flair
  • Find adventure in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf
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THAILAND NEW YEAR

Thailand is a place for celebration all year round, but the celebrations have that little extra spark at New Year. Home to the world’s most famous full-moon party, Thailand’s fifth biggest island, Koh Phangan, is the perfect place for partying all night long. Alternatively, the capital, Bangkok is one of the best places to travel to for New Year. The Central World Square is the highlight of the event where lots of people gather to celebrate with colourful firework displays over the city skyline. 

Where to stay: 
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Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand
  • Striking 61-storey skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok
  • Outdoor pool and terrace on the 21st floor
  • Vertigo rooftop bar with far-reaching views
  • Award-winning spa with holistic focus
  • Cooking classes at the Romsai Restaurant
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Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, Thailand
  • Private beach resort with infinity pool
  • Optional all-inclusive available
  • Kids' club offering fun games and activities
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Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Thailand
  • Private beach lagoon
  • Authentic Thai resort and rooms
  • Array of wellness facilities and activities
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TENERIFE NEW YEAR

Tenerife is a great place to enjoy some New Year sunshine. Did you know that Tenerife is one of the best places for a winter sun holiday? As the clock strikes 12, the party starts with vibrant street gatherings to watch the firework show. The Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife also throws a luxurious celebration inspired by the Venice Carnival with a masked ball, a delicious menu and tasteful entertainment.  

Where to stay: 
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Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife
  • An inspiring five star hotel with stunning colonial architecture
  • Easy access to Playa El Duque beach and Costa Adeje's promenade
  • Award-winning spa treatments, various dining options, and child-friendly facilities
  • Save up to 25%
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Iberostar Grand El Mirador, Tenerife
  • A 5-star, adults-only, deluxe hotel
  • Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Impressive pool complex, Mediterranean restaurants and an indulgent spa
  • Free upgrade to half board on selected dates
  • Save up to 10%
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Royal River Luxury Hotel, Tenerife
  • Located in Tenerife's most exclusive destination - sheltered between mountains and the ocean
  • Just 50 Villas with own private swimming pool or plunge pool
  • Sublime Serenity spa, a temple for wellness
  • Four original restaurants - with strong sustainability practices
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LISBON NEW YEAR

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe and makes for the perfect place to spend New Year. Celebrations are taken to the next level here with live music, outstanding parties, and vivid fireworks. Head to the main square, Praça do Comércio, right on the Tagus River to enjoy the festivities with family and friends. Mingle with the locals and enjoy the warmth of the Portuguese people to bring in the New Year.  

Where to stay: 
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Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
  • Excellent location in historic Lisbon
  • Chic and elegant interiors throughout the hotel
  • A spa, swimming pool and rooftop bar
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Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Lisbon Coast
  • Set in a 17th century fort overlooking the marina and a three-minute walk to the beach
  • Enjoy luxurious rooms, as well as access to a spa, swimming pools, fitness suite and two restaurants
  • The hotel is the first in Europe to have an in-built art district featuring 12 museums and galleries
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Palacio Estoril, Lisbon Coast
  • Dates back to the 1930s and has hosted European royalty and WWII spies
  • The hotel is just a few minutes from a sandy beach, bustling town and golf course
  • Enjoy classic décor with modern facilities such as a world-class spa and wellness centre
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MALDIVES NEW YEAR

For the ultimate luxury experience and to celebrate the New Year in style, a trip to the Maldives should be in order. The azure waters and the pristine white sands glisten as fireworks light up the night sky. Enjoy a gourmet dinner as the sun goes down then celebrate with a cocktail in hand as the clock strikes midnight and the music comes alive.  

Where to stay: 
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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Maldives
  • The Maldives' leading adults-only resort
  • Private resort on The Island at Komandoo
  • Deep focus on luxury and wellbeing
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LUX South Ari Atol, Maldives
  • Personalised spa treatments for each guest
  • Hidden away on the private island of Dhidhoofinolhu
  • Two Kids' Clubs cater to children and teens
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OZEN Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives
  • Expansive white beaches and turquoise waters combining luxury with barefoot charms
  • Memorable fine-dining experiences in unique settings included in the All Inclusive plan
  • Infinity Pool Ocean Villas With Slides are perfect for fun-loving guests

ADD A TOUCH OF LUXURY TO YOUR NEW YEAR

At Sovereign Luxury Travel we have over 50 years’ experience in crafting tailor made holidays with all your wishes in mind. Are you ready to celebrate this New Year? Then give us a call today, we have some fantastic luxury New Year holidays waiting for you and our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way!  

For more information, call our Personal Travel Planners on:

01293 762400 Or Make an Enquiry
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