New Year’s Eve is an excellent opportunity to celebrate life, go on a trip, and learn about other cultures and traditions. So, what better way to welcome the new year than at one of these Black-owned hotels and resorts from all over the globe? 

Spice Island Beach Resort – Grand Anse, Grenada

This family-owned, all-inclusive resort is on the stunning beach of Grand Anse, one of the best in the Caribbean. The resort offers 64 luxurious suites, some with private pools and gardens. Additionally, there’s a world-class spa, a golf course, a tennis court, and a kids club. Celebrate with a fireworks show, live entertainment, and gourmet cuisine on New Year’s Eve.

Jnane Tamsna – Marrakech, Morocco

Maryanne Loum-Martin, a lawyer and interior designer, owns this magnificent boutique hotel, Morocco’s only hotel owned by a Black woman. The hotel has 24 guest rooms, five pools, and nine acres of gardens, where you can relax and enjoy Moroccan hospitality. Even more, Jnane Tamsna hosts cultural events, cooking classes, yoga retreats, and art exhibitions. 

Salamander Resort And Spa – Middleburg, Virginia

Sheila C. Johnson, co-founder of BET and the first Black woman to own a Forbes Five-Star resort, personally designed this opulent property. The resort has 168 rooms and suites, a 23,000-square-foot spa, an equestrian center, a fishing pond, a zip line, and a cookery studio. And, on New Year’s Eve, the resort’s ballroom hosts a champagne toast, a balloon drop, and a DJ set. 

Negril Tree House Resort – Negril, Jamaica

This cozy beachfront hotel owned by Gail Jackson, a civil engineer who moved to Jamaica more than 30 years ago, has 70 rooms. You can enjoy the sun, sand, sea, scuba diving, sailing, golf, and horseback riding. Moreover, on New Year’s Eve, you can watch the fireworks and party with the locals at the famous Rick’s Cafe.

Villa La Maison Michelle – St. James, Barbados

Guy Jenkins and Michelle Jenkins own this breathtaking estate that Michelle’s father bought many years ago. The villa has seven suites, each with a different theme and design, a pool, a jacuzzi, a gym, and a rooftop lounge. Guests love the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the west coast of Barbados.

Akwaaba Mansion – Brooklyn, New York

Monique Greenwood, a former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, owns this charming bed and breakfast. The mansion is a restored 1860s Italianate villa with four guest rooms, each with a different theme and decor, a garden, a library, and a dining room. 

Urban Cowboy Nashville – Nashville, Tennessee

This hip hotel is co-owned by Jersey Banks, who founded the Urban Cowboy brand with her husband, Lyon Porter. The hotel is a renovated Victorian mansion with eight experiential suites, each with a unique style and vibe. Hang out at the Public House Bar, the local watering hole in the stable house, or the Parlor Bar.

Villa Monticello Hotel – Accra, Ghana

Experience the warmth and hospitality of West Africa at Villa Monticello in Accra. This black-owned boutique hotel, by Laurie Awotwi, offers a refined escape. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a gourmet dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, and then venture out to explore Accra’s vibrant nightlife and cultural scene.