If a New Year's Eve adventure vacation leaves you yearning for a good knees up, head off to experience some of the best parties around the world to welcome 2018 with the bang of fireworks and the pop of champagne corks.
1. The Maldives
With a myriad of beautiful islands to choose from, the Maldives are a no-brainer for a New Year's Eve party with family and friends. The islands offer a tranquil getaway with breathtaking scenery, a variety of restaurants, resorts, spas and plenty of sites for your diving bucket list. Make a beeline for the W Maldives resort for their New Year's Eve extravaganza and the ultimate winter escape.
Where to anchor
Two anchorages are available on a permanent basis for yachts up to 140 metres, so you can simply drop anchor and tender to the resort. Alternatively, catch a seaplane from Male Airport, which takes approximately 25-40 minutes. You can also make the most of the resort's 24 metre private yacht, which is available for day and overnight charter.
Where to party
Start the day with a sunset cruise with Champagne and canapés at 5.30pm before heading to the W New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at 9pm then continuing the party at FIRE Beach, where there will be fireworks, cocktails, entertainment including DJ sets and a magician show and dancing until the early hours.
Where to recover
The W Maldives AWAY spa has everything needed for a full New Year's Day comeback. Indulge in a luxurious massage, body treatment or facial and unwind with an aromatic steam bath or a tropical rain shower. For the ultimate rejuvenation, opt for the bespoke 110 minute New Year spa package, which includes a chocolate body scrub, a chocolate wrap or express facial, a signature massage and credit on the range of spa products.
If you're feeling up to it, work out in the fully-equipped fitness centre while looking out over the Indian Ocean or simply relax with a movie or go for a gentle swim in the turquoise waters.