We spanned the globe to bring you a full year of celebratory happenings. Here is our can't-miss list of events, plus fabulous places to stay while you play.
Fun in the sun and serious sailing make Antigua’s annual Sailing Week one of the globe’s premier watersports events. By day, skilled crews complete in more than a dozen different categories broken down by size and shape. By night, everyone parties like crazy in the island’s beachfront resorts and dockside pubs; sailingweek.com.
While you’re here: Visit Nelson’s Dockyard, the British Royal Navy’s major base in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries, and the one-time home of the distinguished admiral. Meticulously restored, the waterfront buildings are now part of the national park.
Where to stay: The über-chic Curtain Bluff resort spills down a Caribbean clifftop into a coconut grove beside the golden beach on the island’s south shore. Rates start at $715; curtainbluff.com.