At this point in 2020 we’re all acutely aware of the fact that New Year’s Eve won’t be quite the same as it usually is. Cities across the world have announced the cancellation of their traditional firework displays, and parties, whether at home or out on the town, are unlikely to go ahead in most countries. Yet amid the doom and gloom, there is some great news…superyachts are gearing up for the most creative, lavish and fun-filled New Year’s charters ever. After a year that many of us would rather forget, what could be better than seeing in 2021 with your closest friends or family aboard a superyacht whose sole mission is to make New Year’s Eve utterly unforgettable?
Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 on a Superyacht
St Barths revels in its status as New Year’s party central of the Caribbean, and each year Gustavia Port is packed with some of the largest superyachts in the world. There are parties galore and the atmosphere is electric. While this year we’re looking at a change of pace, the Caribbean is most definitely not off the cards. Charters to the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas offer family-friendly watersports and natural beauty in abundance, while small groups of friends might prefer uncrowded, picturesque islands such as Antigua and St Lucia. With crystal clear waters, deserted tropical beaches and thriving coral reefs, Mother Nature promises a dazzling show.
Sun-dappled beaches and swaying palms are one magical option for a New Year’s Eve superyacht charter, but why not take the opportunity to do something a little different this year? Explorer yachts can venture to some of the most far-flung corners of the Earth, from the icy realm of the Arctic in search of whales and polar bears, or to Darwin’s wildlife-laden islands of the Galapagos. If lockdown has created pent up wanderlust in you, then this is the perfect antidote and an adventure of a lifetime.
Celebrate in Your Own Style
Instead of opulence and excess this year, many superyachts are offering a more healthful and nurturing New Year experience. Superyacht spas and wellness centres offer state-of-the-art equipment and a truly holistic wellness experience. From healthy foods cooked by specially trained chefs, to beauty treatments and spa suites which overlook the open ocean, there are few ways more invigorating to see in 2021. Start New Year’s Day with sunrise yoga on the deck, enjoy a hammam or steam room, and allow the beauty of your surroundings to nurture body and soul.
If a bolt of adrenaline is going to see you soar into next year in style, then opt for a charter yacht with a packed toy locker. You’ll find a mind-blowing array of superyacht water toys out there, from vast inflatable slides to Seabobs (hand-held propulsion devices that allow you to soar through the water like a dolphin). Alongside the well-loved Jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and towables you’ll also find yachts with on board scuba diving facilities and trained instructors, fishing equipment and even water-propelled jet packs.
Superyacht beach clubs are one of the industry’s newest trends and we’re not sure how we lived without them. These ocean-level spaces – often occupying the expansive lower stern deck – are based on the much-loved beach club concept, with yachts able to ramp up the levels of luxury, service and amenities. Dive into the ocean (and on some yachts the swimming pool), lounge in the sun or watch the kids frolic on the water toys as you sit back with a cocktail from the beach club bar. While the clubs might be closed for 2020, the ones on superyachts are just getting started.
Party the Night Away
When New Year’s Eve arrives and it’s time to celebrate, a superyacht is the most perfect socially distanced holiday. Enjoy a sumptuous meal on the deck as the sun goes down, and dance the night away on a helicopter pad-turned-dancefloor. With the Champagne flowing, the al fresco Jacuzzi bubbling invitingly, and the music pumping, COVID-19 and its restrictions will be the furthest thing on your mind.
Families will be able to enjoy precious time together aboard a winter superyacht charter and if sophisticated soirees aren’t for you then choose a yacht with family-friendly activities. An evening snuggled up watching a movie in the on board cinema or star-gazing in the inkiest of skies will be a positive and enriching start to 2021.
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and if you want to escape the COVID-19 restrictions, a superyacht charter promises a fun-filled, socially distanced holiday where the party never has to stop. With safety regulations in place, and peace-of-mind charter contracts on offer, our team of experienced brokers at TJB Super Yachts will be able to match you with the perfect superyacht and destination for your group.