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Ring in 2016 With One of These Three Celebratory Resort Offerings

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | December 22, 2015

Ring in 2016 With One of These Three Celebratory Resort Offerings

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Everyone's attention may be on finalizing last-minute travel plans for the upcoming Christmas holiday, but time is running out to plan your New Year's getaway.

For those leaving home this holiday, here are three seasonal resort offerings worth considering. 

Whet Your Appetite in Fort Lauderdale 

Where: Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rates (New Year's Eve dinner): $60 per adult, $30 per child

Travelers hoping to welcome the new year with a good taste in their mouth should look no further than the Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa this winter.

This year, the resort will host a New Year's Eve dinner boasting a handful of tremendous dishes that will include Smoked Braised Short Ribs, Florida Black Grouper and Lobster Risotto with Safron. Not just a foodie's paradise, the resort's location also serves as an ideal reprieve from the cold temperatures in other parts of the world. 

Party in Puerto Vallarta

Where: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rates (Silver Moon party): $126 per adult, $39 per kid

If you're looking to ring in the new year in paradise, then consider the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Perfect for traveling families with children, the resort's Silver Moon party has something to offer guests of all ages.

Adults can sample the resort's tequila collection, while the kids will be treated to their very own buffet as well as activities. 

In addition to a six-course dinner, the event will feature a countdown to midnight and 2016.

If you wind up staying the night, guests will have access to the resort's full service spa, which features a plethora of services and treatments for men and women. 

Experience Panamanian Carnavales at the Westin

Where: The Westin Playa Bonita; Panama City, Panama

Rates (New Year's Eve package): $427 per night

New Year's celebrations will going on all around the world, including in Panama City, where guests visiting the Westin Playa Bonita can enjoy a slew of exciting festivities that include fireworks and a live orchestra.

Food, drinks and a DJ will also be on hand to help propel the party.

The easiest way to ensure access to everything is to book the hotel's New Year’s Eve package, which includes deluxe accommodations as well as party admission, breakfast, lunch, dinner, poolside snacks and alcoholic beverages. 

Keep in mind the Westin Playa Bonita was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler, earning a Reader's Choice Award as one of the top resorts in Central America. 


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