Looking for where to go in January? These islands are where you should be at the beginning of the year.
Nassau, Bahamas New Year’s Eve in the Bahamas is celebrated with Junkanoo, a street parade with Carnival-style plumaged costumes. Find the biggest celebration on Nassau, which parties again January 10 for Majority Rule Day. Note that January belongs to peak season with dry, favorable weather.Shutterstock
The Grenadines The Mustique Blues Festival kicks off January 20, ending with one night on Bequia. This is the dry season in the Grenadines, and the time of year that scuba divers can hear whale song when diving.Shutterstock
Puerto Rico In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, traffic comes to a standstill as locals fill the thoroughfares the third weekend in January to celebrate the San Sebastián Street Festival, named for where stilt-walkers and wearers of oversized paper mache heads dance amid the many stages with live music. If you can, arrive Thursday before the insanity begins.