Where to spend New Year’s Eve: our selection | Magazine PONANT

5 destinations for an incredible New Year

Because everyone has different tastes, this article is filled with incredible scenery to enhance a big event. Whether you’re looking for excitement or a bit of peace, hot or cold weather, there’s a New Year’s Eve for you! The most incredible spots around the world where you can toast in the New Year as the clock strikes 12…

1. The Seychelles: a paradise in the middle of the Indian ocean

Amongst the natural wonders that the Seychelles offers, Aldabra is seen as the jewel in the crown. You will experience this New Year’s Eve between the mangroves and fine sand, on an atoll listed as UNESCO world heritage. On the edge of a turquoise lagoon, you will rub shoulders with the slow inhabitants of Aldabra: it’s home to the largest tortoises in the world! An idyllic setting, a genuine animal and sea paradise.

tortoise Aldabra Seychelles

2. Venezuela: immersion in the heart of the Amazon rainforest…

Why not make the coming year a year of discoveries? Set off for Venezuela, at the heart of the world’s green lung. On the banks of the Orinoco River, fertile land of the Warao people, soak up the indigenous culture and let yourself be rocked by the rhythm of nature. Lakeside cities, huts on stilts and pirogues: a captivating and inspiring place to get the year off to a different start.


3. The Antilles: New Year’s Eve with a twist of grenadine…

On the island of Granada, in the Caribbean sea, it’s like time stands still. Between the lagoons, mountains and crystal-clear waters, it’s easy to forget that it’s the end of December! To ring in the New Year, share a good time with those you love in St George’s, the picturesque capital of Grenada. Cheers!

Grenada island Caribbean

4. Antarctica: curious fauna…

Deception Island promises you moments of rare intensity… and take it from us, you won’t be disappointed by the trip! On the programme: frozen landscapes as far as the eye can see and above all a timeless moment to observe the thousands of penguins, elephant seals and fur seals which populate this wild region… Be guests at a New Year’s Eve that’s one of its kind in the heart of Antarctica!

Deception Island Antarctica

5. New Zealand: unparalleled natural riches…

Between Mitre Peak and Mount Tutoko, a stretch of water snakes its way with nonchalant ease: the Milford Sound. Here we’re on the South Island of New Zealand, for a New Year’s Eve in the heart of the highlands of Fiordland National Park. Azure sky, snow-covered peaks, preserved marine fauna: the fjord’s generous landscapes will help you to recharge your batteries. Not to be missed during your journey to New Zealand.

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