Still looking for the perfect place to bring in 2018? Well I’ve got you covered! It might seem like an unlikely choice in light of the devastation Hurricane Maria caused, but I’m recommending the luxurious island of Puerto Rico! Thats right I said it! So put down those winter coats and pick up those sunglasses and swim suits because its about to go from 0-100 real quick! While many are looking for an all white christmas/New Years, there are always those few last minute travelers like myself, trickling in, looking for someplace warm to go. Were about to take a quick look at some of the hottest New Years Events San Juan, Puerto Rico has to offer so read on for more holiday travel tips and sips.
The magical island of Puerto Rico is right in between the Dominican Republic and The British Virgin Islands. While your typical vacation here might include breath taking walks along the sapphire blue beaches, hiking through the rainforest or kayaking to get a glimpse of the northern lights, there is a whole other side of Puerto Rico that the night life promises to offer. Book your trip today and say cya later to 2017 and hello beautiful to 2018.
There are tons of fun places hosting holiday extravaganzas in Puerto Rico this year. With over a dozen places to choose from, it will be hard to make it to each and every one but don’t worry we’ll into a few together so grab your pen and take notes! The city of San Juan proves to be the highlight of the festivities with places like the Caribbean Hilton, San Juan Marriott Resort, The Embassy Suites Dorado and The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and casino hosting events throughout New Years. While the island has just recovered from a devastating hurricane, the holiday itinerary has not been impacted. Keep reading for more event specific details and be sure to check out more than 1 so you don’t miss out on any fun.
For starters the Caribbean Hilton is set to host a New Years Wonderland themed event where guests and party goers can enjoy 6 different atmospheres with the islands top local and International talent. DJ Xtasis, Ivan Robles, Plena Libre, Banda Sin Prisa, and DJ James Solo amongst many others are set to take the stage and please your ears in a way you will never forget. Get yourself revved up and purchase tickets today. Up until December 27th tickets were sold at $97, but due to high demand, last minute ticket prices have gone up to $121 per person with VIP tickets also still available for $152.47. If your a fan of Illusions and beats, you will absolutely love this legendary party.
Next, check out “The Embassy Suites in San Juan for “The Best New Year’s Eve Celebration” which will feature 2 events both set from 8:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. The “Oasis Jackpot Celebration,” will feature live music at a cost of $220 for a table of 4 which, also includes a bottle of wine. If you ask me that’s a price you can’t beat. If your looking for more bang for your buck though then check out “New Years Ballroom Bash” which will also feature live music at a cost of $150 per person but this event also includes a buffet dinner and an open bar.
Another great find in Dorado is the Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort which will hold 3 events featuring popular artists Gisselle and Plena Herencia, Juan Velez, DJ Muaro and Sonia Lopez. Deets on this event are not yet available but if you would like more information or to make reservations call 787 796- 6125 ext. 3026/3063
Looking for great spots to enjoy Asopao? Stop by The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel or The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hilton Hotel. In case you were wondering, Asopao is a cross between soup and paella and is an easy hearty one dish meal featuring juicy chicken thighs, diced lean ham, rice and assorted seasonings. Yum!
Next stop, The Condado plaza Hilton Hotel will host the Eternal’s New Years Eve 2017 party, which will feature En Clave and DJ Phred. Tickets to the event are being sold at $125 per adult and $30 per child which includes an open bar on selected brands and the traditional Asopao.
The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and casino which is located in the heart of the convention district, is hosting its “Illusions New Year’s Event” where all of its bars will be serving premium drinks right along with Asopao. Party Goers will enjoy music by Limi-T 21, La Secta, Ritmo y Clave, Ale Croatto, DJ Victor Carmona, YoFred, DJ Vanvrie and DJ Louie Love. Tickets are being sold at $150 per person plus a service charge.
Lastly make sure you check out The Sheraton Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan. The Sheraton will hold a gastronomic festival for only the faint of heart, called the “Jolgorio 2017.” Artists like Edwin Castro, Furia Ardiente and Frankie Sanchez will be featured. Tickets to this extravaganza are $139 per person and each ticket also includes a welcome cocktail, an open bar and a bottle of champagne.
While there are so many options to choose from, I certainly hope you have found a place or two to bring in your New Years. Take your time deciding, theres no rush, but don’t wait too long, the island awaits you. Grab your best guy and girl friends and don’t forget to dress to impress. Capture your best moments and hold onto those top drink recipe’s to share with friends and family once you return home. Cheers!
by Britney Trigg