BALIK kampung excitement is in the air with Hari Raya Aidilfitri upon us!
With Malaysians looking forward to reunite with their loved ones — why not amp up the celebrations by planning an unforgettable festive getaway?
Family travel has been rapidly gaining momentum as travel returns to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels.
In Malaysia, group travel on Airbnb grew by 180 per cent over the previous year, while family travel globally increased by 60 per cent compared with 2019.
This Ramadan, Airbnb has seen an almost 600 per cent growth in searches for travel accommodation in Malaysia.
Top searched cities for the festive season include Kota Kinabalu, Johor Baru, George Town, Kuching, and Alor Star.
Airbnb general manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan Amanpreet Bajaj said guests were seeking stays with more space and value when it came to family-friendly stays.
"Many families are booking Airbnb listings because of their large spaces that are great for gatherings, household amenities, such as a kitchen and washing machine, and the option to live together as a family during this festive period," he said.
Among Malaysia's top-booked categories for family travel last year in Malaysia include Tropical, Amazing Pools, Beach and National Parks.
Here are three highly recommended family-friendly Airbnb stays to make your Raya reunion a memorable experience.
Take a nostalgic ride down memory lane with these charming Airbnb stays, each decked with stylish bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private patios and fully kitted-out kitchens.
Enjoy a grand Raya spread surrounded by classic decor and all the modern-day comforts you need.
BAYUH SUBBHA LUXURY VILLA, KUDAT
A luxury three-bedroom villa complete with pool, this amazing villa in Kudat, Sabah, is perfect for a family of six.
It has easy access to the beach, and all bedrooms are spacious, clean and have en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs.
The villa features a full kitchen setup for guests' convenience should they prefer to prepare their own meals. It also provides catering services.
GHUMAH CHEGU-KAMPUNG HOUSE, ALOR STAR
This bungalow in Alor Star, Kedah, is a stunning kampung house surrounded by nature.
Guests have full access to its upper floor and the front grassy yard with longan and jackfruit trees are available for picking if they are in season.
The lounge, dining room and kitchen are open-plan, spacious and great for relaxation with families or friends.
LUXURIOUS HERITAGE HOUSE, GEORGETOWN
For a bigger group trip, check out this luxurious heritage townhouse in George Town, Penang.
Enjoy the comfort of all modern amenities in this beautifully designed shophouse built in the 1900s.
You will be living in the heart of George Town Unesco core zones, which is within walking distance of all the amazing tourist spots!
In fact, the famous
Kids on Bicycle
mural in Lebuh Armenian is just less than a five-minute walk away and you can go cafe hopping to your heart's content.
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