Five Unique Ways to Spend New Year's Eve

By Hayley Donigan

When it comes to starting the new year off right, there's room for a little spontaneity and adventure. How you spend this holiday will set the tone for the year to come, so make sure you do something that is memorable, inspiring, and best of all, new. We encourage you to push the limits and go where you've never been before, as well as stay in places that are entirely unique and exquisite.

From the African savanna to the beaches of Australia, these are the five sites that have made the cut for the best, most unique ways to spend New Year's Eve this winter. You'd better get packing!

1.) Breathtaking African Lodge in Zimbabwe


When you stay in this stunning lodge accommodation in Zimbabwe, you will wake up on New Year's Day to a jaw-dropping view of some of Africa's finest wilderness scenery. Despite being tucked away in nature, however, each room is fully equipped for your comfort and convenience with a private bathroom, a king-size bed, and air conditioning. Best of all, Victoria Falls Rainforest is less then three miles away, which is definitely somewhere that you will want to check off your bucket list.

2.) Driftwood Beach Hut on Island off of Far North Queensland, Australia


Whether you intend to spend New Year's Eve with your whole family or just that special someone, this island beach hut off of Far North Queensland is a fantastic venue for starting off the year feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Meals and activities are all included in your rates, so all you will have to worry about is showing up and enjoying yourself. Be prepared for some of the finest seafood and one of the most peaceful settings you will ever experience!

3) Luxury Desert Tents near Moab, Utah


These upscale desert tents in the Moab desert of Utah will take your breath away. Canyonlands and Arches National Park are only minutes away, and miles of breathtaking scenery surrounds these luxury accommodations. You will be able to begin the year with hiking, cycling, and exploring, and you'll also have time for relaxing and soaking in the endless views.

4) Breathtaking Treehouses Along the Marico River, South Africa


Madikwe Game Reserve is one of Africa's best kept secrets, and these luxury tree houses tucked away in its heart are an exquisite place to experience it. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Groot Marico River, and each tree house has a king-size bed, a stone bath, an outdoor shower, and a large balcony for enjoying the surrounding canopy. Keep an eye out for the Big 5 as you spend your time relaxing in this inspiring natural setting.

5) Luxurious Rooms Carved into Cave in Aragon, Spain


Spend New Year's Eve in these mysterious caves carved into a mountain in Monegros Desert for a truly unforgettable glamping experience. You will be surrounded by trees, wildlife, and endless landscapes, and they are located within the Tardienta Monegros Aerodrome. The unique interiors of these cave rooms include colorful furnishings from Marrakech and authentic Aragonian artwork.

We guarantee that your year will start with a bang when you choose from these five unique ways to spend New Year's Eve. You can also spend the winter in one of these romantic cabins for two or go on a winter break ski getaway. Make sure that the adventuring continues throughout the year by completing our tree house bucket list!