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A WIMCO villa that's available for New Year's: Villa Royal Palm.

The Ultimate Caribbean New Year’s Eve Is in St Barth 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 21, 2023

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there’s no place in the Caribbean quite like St Barth. 

The tiny French Caribbean jewel is buzzing, with hotels and restaurants full and a roster full of boldfaced names in town for the celebration. 

The island is filled with special New Year’s celebrations, anchored by a colorful fireworks celebration above Fort Oscar in Gustavia — a rather stunning sight to behold with the super yachts bobbing around below in the harbor. 

The yachts themselves get in on the action, sounding their foghorns in unison to mark the occasion. 

For years, it’s an event that has attracted celebrities from around the globe: Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey, to name a few. 

And you can join them, with some rooms still available including a selection of top villas at the island’s premier villa company, WIMCO St Barth Properties

If you stay around past the first, the island also hosts an annual music festival from Jan. 6-15, with past acts including everything from the New York City Ballet right on the Quay to a Hawaiian night with the legendary guitarist Makana. 

For more, visit St Barth Tourism

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