Spending New Year’s Eve in The Bahamas

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Once again, the year is coming to an end. Christmas lights are shining around cities, stores are filled with coats and sweaters and in some places, the weather is already chilly. Although snow can be romantic, many cold days along with the absence of daylight are not as romantic as they seem.

Atlantis Paradisesland Hotel
Atlantis Paradisesland Hotel

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In that spirit, we thought that after spending a cozy Christmas by the fireplace at home, it might be a cool idea to jump on a plane and head toward a paradise island to celebrate New Year’s Eve. From all the possible places we could choose from, we ended up deciding that the Bahamas was the best option, and here’s why.

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We might have gotten carried away with the James Bond films because, for some reason, we relate to the 007 agent movies at this time of year. So, with Bond in mind, we realized that some of the most classic scenes of these movies were shot in the Bahamas. Even if it’s just to visit the Thunderball Grotto or sleep at the One&Only were some parts of “Casino Royale” were shot or visit the Coral Harbor like in “The Spy Who Loved Me,” we imagine that feeling like Bond is a good enough reason to head to the Bahamas to celebrate the incoming year.

January is an eventful month at these islands, so that also persuaded us. Thinking of ways to keep our cool in the warm weather while enjoying the best Caribbean adventures, we decided that heading to the famous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island and going to the amazing water park might just do the trick. Plus, we hear that there are several entertaining events taking place at this fantastic resort right after New Year’s Eve, which makes the Bahamas plan even more perfect.

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And if this isn’t enough, just the thought of lying on pristine beaches in front of crystalline waters during the best season of all to visit these picture-perfect islands led us to decide that it was a great idea to head that way. Among the top spots we’ve been told we should visit are the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve at Eleuthera, Lucayan National Park, the Queen’s Staircase in New Providence Island, Blue Lagoon Island (famous for the dolphins there) and the Tiki Bikini Hut where we can enjoy some refreshing fruit cocktails among lovely palm trees.

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Why stay at home when its cold outside if we can use this time off to go see natural wonders and relax in the open air? Even if this is the high season at the Bahamas — and pretty much any beautiful enclave that offers warm weather and blissful settings as the other side of the world is freezing — we’ve been told that there are ways to avoid the crowd as the islands host several secluded beaches and spots that not many tend to go to and you can discover for yourselves. Adventure, sun, cocktails, events and just plain beach fun while getting a perfect tan seems like a perfect way to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018. So, what are your plans for this holiday season?