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5 Best Destinations to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2024

Welcome the Year of the Dragon in style with a luxurious getaway in a myriad of extraordinary destinations across the globe.


Chinese lantern, Chinese dragon and Sydney Opera House lightshow
This year, Chinese New Year begins on Saturday 10 February, with 2024 being the year of the Dragon.

As the Lunar New Year approaches, millions are gearing up to usher in the Year of the Dragon with vibrant festivities, age-old traditions, and a spirit of renewal. With some of the largest and most exuberant celebrations going on across the globe, we have partnered with The Luxe Nomad and Lime Samui Villas to bring you a curated list of some of the hottest properties and destinations to ring in the new year.


 

Japan

Niseko

 

Whilst it’s not a national holiday, Niseko presents a unique chance to celebrate Chinese New Year in a captivating winter setting. Amidst the snow-covered landscapes, this charming town warmly embraces the spirit of the festival, with grand firework displays in Niseko Village and a traditional Chinese lion dance in Hirafu. With February being by far the best month for snow, Chinese New Year is also a great opportunity to take advantage of Niseko’s night skiing!


Mount Yotei in Niseko, Japan

Niseko Kyo

Upper Hirafu, Niseko, Japan

 

Nestled amidst a landscape of powdery white splendour, located right in the heart of Hirafu, this exclusive ski in/ski out property stands as the epitome of alpine luxury. The ultra-modern winter haven houses 22 luxury residences, each with their own private natural onsen and impressive views of the majestic Mount Yotei. Built with comfort and relaxation in mind, Niseko Kyo’s design seamlessly blends a luxurious feel with Hokkaido’s natural beauty.



Indonesia

Bali


Known in Indonesia as ‘lmlek,’ the Lunar New Year is celebrated with a unique blend of Chinese traditions, Balinese charm, not to mention the tantalising flavours of fusion cuisine! Get ready to see the island come alive with festive spirit and witness vibrant parades, cultural performances, and dazzling fireworks.



Villa Mannao Estate

Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia

Mannao Estate is collection of two stylish villas, Little Mannao and Villa Mannao, both located in a quiet lane amidst brilliant jade-coloured rice fields. With a total of twelve bedrooms, ample of indoor and outdoor hang-out spots and beautiful gardens with glistering swimming pools, this tropical haven is a perfect choice for larger groups looking to escape it all during the festive season.



Thailand

Koh Samui

 

Considered Thailand’s crown jewel, the small island of Koh Samui has quickly become a favourite for families seeking good vibes, fun and a luxury travel destination to welcome the Lunar New Year. Anticipate lively processions featuring colourful lion and dragon displays, along with an array of epic beach parties.


long-tail boat in Thailand landscape

Lime Samui Villas

Nathon, Koh Samui, Thailand


Set on a tropical hillside, nestled amongst a former coconut plantation on the West Coast of Koh Samui, Lime Samui Villas will have you captivated the moment you arrive. Comprising three uber-chic villas, this secluded estate features impressive infinity pools and in-villa facilities such as spas, cinemas, and gyms. With a full complement of staff, including a highly trained international Private Chef, Lime Samui offers the perfect base for exploring the tropics of Koh Samui and beyond. 



Sri Lanka

Dikwella


While Chinese New Year is not a major traditional celebration in Sri Lanka, the country’s charm and natural beauty can create a memorable and peaceful getaway during the festive season. From pristine beaches to lush tea plantations and misty mountains, Sri Lanka promises a tranquil retreat away from the bustling celebrations in other regions.


Sri Lanka Landscape

Claughton House

Kudawella Bay, Dikwella, Sri Lanka


At this beautiful five ensuite bedroom villa, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush tropical gardens overlooking spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Spread across three levels, the stunning property features modern open-plan living areas and elegant bedroom suites that perfectly complement the breathtaking natural surroundings. With direct access to the beach, guests can indulge in the ultimate coastal retreat, enjoying the sound of the waves, soft sands beneath their feet, and breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky.



Australia

Sydney


This dynamic city brings in the Lunar New Year with a bang. Their Chinatown district becomes a lively party hub, where animal lanterns adorn the streets, Chinese street food and markets extend throughout the month, and dazzling fireworks light up the sky. Adding to the excitement, you can catch east-meets-west performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House.


Chinese New Year lightshow at Sydney opera house

Villa Manly

Balgowlah Heights, Sydney, Australia

 

Nestled on the Northern beaches of Sydney, Villa Manly is a spectacular property which seamlessly blends space, elegance, and luxury. Spanning four levels, the 5-bedroom villa features a heated 11m pool, a Jacuzzi, and several entertaining terraces, all complemented by sweeping views of Manly Harbour. This is the perfect destination for families and friends seeking a luxurious yet laid-back retreat near the beach while remaining just minutes away from the city centre.



 

Celebrate Lunar New Year with 365 Aviation


Wherever you’re travelling to or from for the festive period, we’re here to ensure a seamless and hassle-free journey. Our team is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, so if you have any last-minute requirements, we are ready and happy to help.

 

If you would like to learn more about these properties, or have any charter inquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch at charter@365aviation.com. And from all of us at 365, we’d like to say Happy Chinese New Year to all who are celebrating!



 


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