New Year 2024: Trade Snowflakes for Sunshine

Best destinations to usher in New Year 2024
2023-12-24
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New Year 2024: Trade Snowflakes for Sunshine

Brandit has collated a list of opulent wonders to discover this New Year

Offering the perfect getaway, these beach resorts around Thailand, Muscat, Vietnam and Zanzibar boast an average temperature of 30°C.
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With sun-kissed escapades that transcend the ordinary, tourism marketing agency Brandit has collated a list of opulent wonders to discover this New Year on the beaches of Thailand, Muscat, Vietnam and Zanzibar that are blessed with balmy weather.

Cultural Brilliance Meets Culinary Artistry in Krabi

Phulay Bay

The resort has announced plans to ring in 2024 with a 12-hour gastronomic extravaganza, live music, traditional Thai dance and a beachside countdown

The opulent Phulay Bay, a collection of exclusive resorts by Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi in Thailand played the cinematic backdrop for American comedy film Hangover II. It boasts of one of the largest beds in hotel history and ‘Dining Beyond’ options to discover the diverse tastes of Thailand, beyond conventional restaurant settings with its Michelin Star Executive Chef Christian Herrgesell. 

Guests can take a pick from barbecue on the beach, a romantic sunset dinner or a picnic while exploring Krabi’s natural beauty. The resort has announced plans to ring in 2024 with a 12-hour gastronomic extravaganza, live music, traditional Thai dance and a beachside countdown. Guests can begin the new year with blessings from Buddhist monks and a luxurious Golden Glow treatment at The Spa. 

Must-Try: A Buddhist blessing ceremony followed by a delectable 14-course Thai-fusion tasting menu.

Average Temperature: 28°C

A Tapestry of Luxury Weaved with Heritage in Muscat

Shangri-La Muscat

With their Dine by Design concept, chefs can craft experience in a clifftop gazebo against the backdrop of the Gulf of Oman

Beach resort Shangri-La Muscat features Oman’s only ‘lazy river,’ a private Frankincense Garden and the Indian contemporary restaurant, Aangan by Michelin Star Chef Rohit Ghai. Brandit says that as the festive season approaches, this short-haul flight from India transforms into a haven of unique activities for families, children and couples. It will showcase 21 chefs from different nationalities curating multi-course meals across 11 restaurants at a resort included in the Michelin Guide, including a New Year’s Eve buffet. 

As the clock strikes midnight, guests will be treated to the ‘electrifying tunes’ of the UK-based band Dynamic in the lawn by the Sea of Oman. With their Dine by Design concept, chefs can craft experience in a clifftop gazebo against the backdrop of the Gulf of Oman, on the beach, or in the privacy of their balcony.

Must-Try: Relishing signature drinks infused with Oman’s famous Frankincense and cocktails inspired by icons like British perfumer Jo Malone.

Average Temperature: 26°C

Starting the New Year with Inner Harmony, Phuket

Amora Beach Resort Phuket

The resort will host New Year’s Eve Sunset Session by Pimploy Acoustic, a Thai singer and guitarist serenading with pop, jazz, and bossa nova tunes under the stars

Situated on an exclusive 80-metre stretch of Bang Tao Beach, Amora Beach Resort Phuket in Thailand offers direct beachfront access, a refreshed look and delectable celebratory festive meals. The agency adds that visitors can indulge international and local cuisines at Isla and Nora’s restaurant with its live seafood station, delicate Japanese sushi, Spanish appetizers and barbecue. The resort will host New Year’s Eve Sunset Session by Pimploy Acoustic, a Thai singer and guitarist serenading with pop, jazz, and bossa nova tunes under the stars. New Year’s Eve brings a spectacular fire show and the dynamic tunes of the Singapore trio OK Ready. Countdown to 2024 will be hosted with fireworks display and a late-night party featuring a live DJ. 

Must-Try: Beginning the New Year at the wellness centre with soothing spa treatments and rejuvenating massages.

Average Temperature: 30°C

Vietnamese Charms Unveiled

Anam Mui Ne in Vietnam

This luxurious beachfront haven, radiating Indochine charm, opens the door to genuine Vietnamese culture and craftsmanship

The Anam Mui Ne in Vietnam is an idyllic retreat with authentic cultural richness and hospitality, says the statement. This luxurious beachfront haven, radiating Indochine charm, opens the door to genuine Vietnamese culture and craftsmanship. It is adorned with original artwork by local painters and cultural artifacts and the property’s interior design seamlessly embraces the essence of the region. 

For year-end celebrations, the resort will host a circus-themed barbecue buffet and beach countdown party right at its premises, accompanied by a live band setting the stage for an unforgettable night. In addition, there will also be an invigorating beachside yoga session to welcome 2024.

Must-Try: Witnessing the enchanting sundowner ceremony where staff clad in traditional Cham attire lead a procession accompanied by rhythmic drum beats.

Average Temperature: 28°C

Trails of Tranquillity in Koh Samui

Santiburi Koh Samui

The resort will showcase frozen-themed fusion feasts, beachfront brunches and a beautifully decorated New Year’s gala dinner at the resort

Santiburi Koh Samui, nestled on Samui’s north shore, offers a range of wellness and sustainable activities. Guests can engage in a personalised journey with the resort’s Lèn Be Well concept. For younger guests, Panya and Yim’s Junior Camp offers arts, crafts and cultural activities throughout the festive season. The resort will showcase frozen-themed fusion feasts, beachfront brunches and a beautifully decorated New Year’s gala dinner at the resort.

Must-Try: Strolling along the nature trail and watch favourite holidays film on the beach at an open-air theatre.

Average Temperature: 29°C

Moments Enriched Under the Tanzanian Sun

Residence Zanzibar

New year promises to be special as fireworks, a chocolate fountain party and a culinary carnival in true Zanzibari style await

For holidays at an exotic island, the Residence Zanzibar is a private pool villa-only resort. It is nestled within 80 acres of lush tropical gardens and flanked by a kilometre-long powdery sand beach just off the coast of Tanzania, is where enriching moments are created. 

Blending the island’s natural splendour and cultural heritage, the resort has lined up enchanting activities, including wine tastings, gourmet events, wood-fired pizza making and acrobatic shows. New year promises to be special as fireworks, a chocolate fountain party and a culinary carnival in true Zanzibari style await. 

Must-Try: Taking a relaxing dip in the resort’s signature fish tank swimming pool overlooking the ocean. 

Average Temperature: 30°C

A New Era of Tropical Elegance, Phuket

Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

The resort will host a New Year’s Eve White Party with an international buffet dinner on the beach

The Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort is a hidden gem on the sunset coast, says the agency. The resort is geared up for its inaugural festive season with an array of captivating dining experiences and celebrations. With a backdrop of the Andaman Sea and embraced by the natural allure of Sirinat National Park, this chic resort is inviting couples, families, and friends. 

The resort will host a New Year’s Eve White Party with an international buffet dinner on the beach. The night will continue with a countdown party filled with live performances.

Must-Try: Directing access to Mai Khao Beach sets the stage for beachfront yoga and exhilarating water sports.

Average Temperature: 28°C

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