10. Koh Phangan, Thailand
The Thai island of Koh Phangan is famous for its legendary Full Moon parties, so it’s no surprise that it also does New Years Eve in a big way. Party revelers from around the world flock to Haad Rin’s Sunrise Beach for 2 weeks of non-stop celebrations, culminating in an outrageous beach party on December 31. Needless to say, this is not a family friendly venue or a place to experience authentic Thai culture. But hardcore NYE partiers will have a notch in their belt after ringing in the New Year here.