Although the new year has just began, it’s never too early to start planning your 2018 holidays! With 9 long weekends in 2018, HomeAway has done you a great deed and we are making some suggestions on how to get the most out of the new year.
So even if they are short trips around the region, give yourself a vacation to look forward to.
New Year’s Day 30th Dec 2017 – 1st Jan (Sat-Tues) – Bangkok
HomeAway recommends Bangkok, as there is no better way to usher in the new year than stuffing your face with authentic Tom-Yum soup and Mango Sticky Rice right? Bangkok’s energy is infectious on its tourists, a place you are bound to enjoy.
The Big Bash
Grab all your friends and pitch in to make this New Year’s Eve a memorable one with this centrally located HomeAway.
Average price per night: MYR 573
Hack It!: Extend your trip by a day and spend the first day of the new year in Bangkok! This gives you the opportunity to recover from a night of partying on the 1st of Jan and still have time for some last minute shopping before returning home.
Chinese New Year 16th Feb – 18th Feb (Fri-Sun) – Singapore
Right across the boarder, Malaysia’s neighbouring country celebrates the Chinese New Year similarly. However, head on over to Singapore to witness how they usher in the New Year, it could provide you a change of scenery and a new experience.
2 Bedroom Suite in Orchard Road
Surrounded by shopping malls and amazing food, this HomeAway is situated along the most prime area on the island.
Average price per night: MYR 1,343
Hack it!: Leave a day or two before the Chinese New Year to settle in and beat the crowds!
Labour Day 28th April – 1st May (Sat – Tues) – Phuket
A beach getaway in mind? We must state the obvious and recommend Phuket, for its food, sand and sun.
Grand Pool Villa
For maximum privacy, luxury and convenience. Check out this 2-bedroom villa, that has everything to make your stay the most comfortable.
Average price per night: MYR 648
Hack it!: Stay on through to the 1st of May (Tuesday), allowing you more time away from reality back home.
Vesak Day 26th May – 29th May (Sat – Tues) – KL
Malaysians love their capital and no doubt a visit to the city is necessary at least once a year. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant day and night life, making this Vesak day break one to remember.
Twin Tower View Apartment
Situated on the 37th floor, this apartment has a stunning view of Malaysia’s iconic Petronas towers. Your weekend in KL is now complete.
Average price per night: MYR 309
Hack it!: Take leave on Monday, 28th May for a longer weekend in the city.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri 15thth June– 17th June (Fri – Sun) – Melaka
Rich in history and culture with a touch of Portuguese influence, Melaka has lots to offer. For a much needed mid-year vacation, gather the friends or family and head on a road trip towards Melaka for a weekend filled with fun!
Spacious 3-storey Terrace
The perfect accommodation for any large group, this affordable HomeAway is sure to make you stay in Malacca as homey as possible.
Average price per night: MYR 308
National Day 15th Sep – 17th Sep (Fri – Sun) – Penang
Penang is known for their authentic street food and rich history and culture. With lots of family fun activities and artistic murals to discover, a trip to Penang should be squeezed into your jam packed 2018.
The White House
The beautiful 3 storey terrace is situated in a quiet suburb, a short driving distance from the centre of Penang.
Average price per night: MYR 509
Deepavali 7th Dec – 11th Dec (Wed – Sun) – Jakarta
Ranked the top tourist destination for Malaysians, Jakarta is well loved for good reason. The city is a mixture of cultures and religions, making it one of the most diverse cities in Southeast Asia. For some retail therapy and leisure, Jakarta has a lot to offer.
Cosy Studio Apartment
Located in one of the prime shopping districts, this HomeAway bares all the amenities of a hotel, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Average price per night: MYR 167
Hack it!: Take leave on Thursday and Friday, the 8th and 9th Dec to be able to spend the weekend in the city.
Maulidur Rasul 17th Dec – 20th Dec (Sat – Tues) – Langkawi
For the ultimate island escape near home, explore Malaysia’s best kept treasure, Langkawi. From sandy white beaches and clear waters to trekking in the rainforest and watching wildlife, this vacation will allow you to escape city life for a little.
Traditional Malaysian Wooden Villa
For an authentic rural experience, this HomeAway offers all the scenic beauties Langkawi is well known for.
Average price per night: MYR 375
Hack it!: Take leave on Monday 19th Dec for a 4-day weekend!
Christmas Day 22nd – 25th Dec (Sat – Tues) – Chiang Mai
Escape Malaysia’s blistering heat during the year end for a cooler break in the mountains! With amazing food and luscious greenery to surround yourself in, Chiang Mai is a great place to rejuvenate, recharge and celebrate the festive season.
Teak Wood Luxury Villa
Surrounded by nature, unwind in this luxurious wooden four-bedroom villa, located right by the Ping River.
Average price per night: MYR 1103
Hack it!: Take leave on 24th Dec Monday for a 4-day long weekend!