More often than not, the cold and rainy weather makes New Year in the UK a bit of a washout. So why not escape the greyness of an English December and head for warmer climes to bring 2013 in with a bang?
Below are our picks of some of the best destinations to celebrate in style this year.
Party on the Beach in Goa
Holidays in Goa offer a truly unforgettable experience all year round. The irresistible white sand beaches, fringed with palm tress and coconut groves will make even the hardest heart fall in love with this stunning ex-Portuguese colony. New Year, however, is when the resort really comes into its own. Head to the beach for live music and dancing as the excitement builds to a climactic firework display on the stroke of midnight.
Make a Wish in the Dominican Republic
If 5* luxury is what you’re after, look no further than the Dominican Republic. Discerning holidaymakers can celebrate the New Year in style with a swanky Gala Dinner in one of Bavaro’s prestigious resorts. But make sure you choose your dress or tie colour with care – in the Dominican Republic, this will signify your wish for the coming year. To improve your working life, choose yellow. If it’s a bigger bank balance you’re after, it’s green for you. White would signify a wish for good health, but if it’s an all-round glittering future you’re after, you should stand out from the crowd in a show-stopping red!
Enjoy Some Family Time in Turkey
Cheap Turkey holidays are a great way of getting some winter sun if you’re on a budget, with warm temperatures guaranteed year round. New Year’s Eve is essentially a family time in Turkey, with many generations getting together to celebrate over dinner, and party games going on late into the night. So why not get together with your loved ones this year for a family celebration you’ll never forget?
Enjoy the Spanish Fiesta
Spain package holidays are another great idea for a spectacular start to the New Year. The warm climate and even warmer Spanish culture guarantee a good time and an interesting start to 2013. At midnight, to avoid bad luck, make sure you have 12 grapes to hand, ready to eat one with each chime of the clock. Come the New Year, you’ll inevitably have a mouthful of grapes, and more than a little bit of a giggle! Great fun for adults and kids alike, it’s a truly unique (if not entirely stylish) way to start the year.