21 Unique Airbnb Homes and Experiences to Ring In 2021

There’s no doubt that the usual year-end travel and holiday season looks different this year as we wind down on an eventful 2020, but there’s no reason to fret! With travel restrictions lifted for most parts of the country, now’s the time to enjoy the festive spirit and celebrate with your loved ones with Airbnb’s ‘21 for 2021: Moments at Home’ – a list of 21 unique Homes and Online Experiences that Malaysians can enjoy this December.

Whether you’re taking a staycation within your state at an Airbnb Home or traveling virtually from the comfort of home with an Airbnb Online Experience, these special ‘Moments at Home’ make for the perfect holiday escape that can bring people together, near or far.

From cozy moments with family and friends to ones that let you flex your creative side or rejuvenate in nature, here are 21 exciting ways to ring in 2021.

Family-friendly Moments

Treat your family to a long overdue vacation in a cosy yet luxurious haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and throw in some bonding activities that everyone can take part in, regardless of age!

Want to bring the outdoors inside? This Home’s vibrant and unique decor is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, with indoor plants and soft lighting lending a cozy atmosphere.

Take a step back in time with a stay at this Heritage House, conveniently located in the centre of Georgetown’s heritage zone, enabling guests to reach popular spots around town with ease.

3Satrisna Home by Straits Quay Marina (Tanjong Bungah, Penang)

A studio suitable for smaller families, boasting a strategic location equidistant to both Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi. Easy access to nearby amenities and attractions only adds to its overall appeal.

Colourful and spacious, the greenery surrounding this home adds a rejuvenating touch to the overall ambiance. A spacious backyard makes for the perfect place for kids to romp around.

Learn how to make authentic sushi directly from the pros! Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful course where they can learn to make decorative sushi and California rolls.

6Hula Hoop with a Circus Artist (Montreal, Canada)

Looking for a fun way to spend an evening in? Anyone can be a hula hoop master thanks to this lesson with a professional circus artist performing with the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil.

Creative Moments

Let loose and have a little fun exploring the artsy side of life! Need a change of scene to refill that creative well? Take a little retreat up in the mountains and be inspired by the breathtaking views.

7Redchimes@4 (Fraser’s Hill, Pahang)

Set atop Fraser’s Hill and overlooking a stunning view of the mountain, a stay here promises to be a refreshing reprieve from city life.

Enjoy a truly relaxing island retreat in this stay nestled between Langkawi’s hills and paddy fields.

9Weaving with Tees (Kuala Lumpur)

Taught by local Malaysian artist Nini Marini, this beginner-friendly class will have guests mastering the basics of weaving in no time at all.

Get crafty with this introduction to natural plant-based dyes and learn basic shibori techniques to create beautiful motifs in your fabric.

Embrace your inner star and put on a show! These experienced instructors will have you off your couch and on your feet for an hour-long session of pure fun.

Moments in Nature

Being stuck in the concrete jungle all year long can definitely make a person miss being one with Mother Nature. Plan a getaway to surround yourself with fresh air and some quality time with furry friends.

Featuring an open concept and an artfully rustic decor, this quaint apartment offers a truly serene escape from hectic everyday demands.

13Tanah Larwina Retreat (Hulu Langat, Selangor)

Want a quick staycation without the hassle of too much planning? This lodge located just outside the city has plenty to offer, from a charming orchard to an animal farm.

The aptly-named Sky Villa promises incredible mountaintop views and lush greenery, all while providing modern comforts. Nature has never looked better!

15The Art of Penguin Conservation (Cape Town, South Africa)

Travel all the way to South Africa (virtually) for a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world of penguins. Participation in this experience will also contribute to the conservation of African penguins via the Host’s NGO work.

16Go On a Leopard Safari in Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Take a virtual safari and get to know all about leopards through this experience led by a safari guide! Learn to identify different leopards and understand how these big cats behave, and come away with some thrilling stories to remember.

Secret Escape Moments

Need a moment to take a breather? Check out these Homes and Online Experiences that will transport you to other parts of the world, if only for a moment. 

17Insane Stylish Hidden Shop House (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)

Mere minutes from the beach, this hidden gem with its bright, comfortable and cheerful space will leave guests feeling recharged after a quick getaway.

Can’t get away from the city? This stay right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur makes for the perfect escape, with the city’s iconic skyline glittering beneath.

Treat yourself to a holiday in this luxurious haven. The villa’s traditional-style design and tasteful furnishings are sure to evoke a sense of peace and comfort.

20Guided Meditation with Sleepy Sheep (Stirling, United Kingdom)

Indulge in a quiet moment and relax into this meditation session that’s made all the better thanks to the company of this trio of fluffy, friendly sheep.

Explore the wonders of a mist-veiled forest where rare plants, diverse vegetation and hidden flora are carefully tended to, including the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

The hosts of these Airbnb Homes have all committed to Airbnb’s 5-step Enhanced Clean process, a set of standards developed in partnership with experts to ensure safety and peace of mind for guests.

Read also: Airbnb’s Pick of The Year: 12 Unique Homes to Enjoy 12 Long Weekends in 2020