Caribbean Island Makes International List of Best Places to Ring in 2017

abaco-beach-view-in-the-bahamasThe travel experts at guidebook publisher Lonely Planet have listed a Caribbean island as one of the seven best locations to ring in the new year.

The lucky island to make the list is The Bahamas, with special reference being made to its capital city, Nassau, which is known for its colorful street parties.

Bailey Johnson, destination editor for Central America and the Caribbean, wrote the following review about the lively city:

“Nearly every town in the Caribbean throws a New Year’s bash, but Nassau does so with a particular flair. Junkanoo is the Bahamas’ biggest, flashiest street carnival, and while it takes place multiple times a year, the largest celebrations happen on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

“In the wee hours of the morning, elaborately costumed dancers take to the streets with their troupes, parading through downtown Nassau to ring in the New Year with horns, drums, whistles and floats.

“Once the festivities subside, nap on the pearly sands of one of the popular New Providence beaches (Cable, Delaporte or Junkanoo Beaches to name a few). And when you start to feel hungry, head over to Arawak Cay for the weekend fish fry or snag some conch salad from the market at Potter’s Cay.”

Congratulations to The Bahamas!
By: Danielle Dixon
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