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5 Fabulous New Year’s Venues at the Kenyan Coast
Ocean Sports – Watamu
Going to Ocean Sports for New Year has become something of a tradition for many Kenyans. Year after year they descend the seaside resort from all over the country, some hurriedly booking tickets as the date draw nearer. Although the celebrations themselves are somewhat simple, the party at Ocean Sports makes itself. The energy and expectations are platform enough from which to launch a party that lasts until the sun is well over the horizon the next day.
Tickets are available for either dinner and dancing or just dancing. Dinner is a gala buffet served out on the deck with the waves of the Indian Ocean gently lapping the beach below. The stars above make natural fireworks that light up the sky on a balmy coastal night. As the night progresses, an excellent DJ from Nairobi starts producing tunes that have everyone on the dance floor in a matter of minutes.
For many people, New Year can be a bit of an anticlimax but at Ocean sports the atmosphere keeps you going until the next morning when you sit on the beach and watch the first dawn of the New Year as it rises over the Ocean. There’s something truly magical about enjoying the first day of the year with the sand between your toes in the company of a picturesque sunrise, a crisp reminder of the new beginnings.
White Sands Beach Resort and Spa Bamburi
White sands have the feel of a Caribbean resort, truly exotic and glamorous atmosphere that gives a chic sense of style to their celebrations. With a theme of Fire and Ice, the vibe is a tantalizing mix of red hot rhythms and icy cool elegance. A range of buffets to tempt every palate will be spread out over the beach lawns, from grilled seafood to delicacies from the Far East. While excellent entertainment will be provided throughout the night.
As midnight strikes, an incredible fireworks extravaganza will be provided, exploding in the night sky as silvers of their reflection bounce off the sea below. There is terrific band music until the disco picks up later on. This is one party where you get to dress up and with a theme that is sure to be an exciting experience.
You need to call and book in advance as space is normally limited and with a party like this one they sure fill up fast.
Forty Thieves Diani
The celebrations are normally arranged to have a lineup of popular DJs. The bar is long enough and you are sure not to be kept waiting for a drink. There is delicious barbecue-style food like burgers and biting’s will provide sustenance to keep you going and as always there is delicious seafood like calamari and crab. The music played from a stage on the beach where a dance floor is erected on the sand under the open skies.
II Covo, Bamburi Beach
The New Year’s Eve beach party has become a tradition at Il Covo. The events offer party seekers a unique New Years’ experience on the beach and in the wave’s s guest mimic jumping into the New Year with the tide. There are fantastic attractions such as a DJ that turns up tunes with their thrilling music. The restaurant showcases a grand fireworks display that is unleashed at midnight to festively usher in the New Year. The party is held on the beach facing the Il Covo restaurant where a stage is erected to house the DJ as they release their rhythm’s to the crowd. To add to the fun, there are professional dancers and make the event even livelier. The beach parties here last until the early hours of the morning even as the tide comes in and the dancers engulfed by the waves.
For those of you who prefer to celebrate the New Year in the capital city. You can opt to have it at the Carnivore. There is an interesting foray of the gourmet feast that provides serious enjoyment and there will be delicious drinks to moisten the throat throughout the night especially with Carnivore’s signature cocktail Dawas. There is a DJ and a live band that ensures that you spend very little time off the dance floor. At midnight fireworks will brighten the sky to usher in the New Year. For this party, you need to pay an entry fee at the door.