Bid Farewell to 2020 with Listings Seeing the First Light of 2021

After a year unlike any other, the first rays of sunshine in 2021 are sure to hold a special place in countless people’s hearts. As we turn the corner into the next chapter, Airbnb has rounded up some mesmerizing stays that will be among some of the first in the world to catch the first glimpses of the long awaited New Year. 

From glamping style cabins, to beautiful beach houses, these inspirational retreats in New Zealand and Fiji all have glorious sunrise views to close out a challenging 2020, and welcome in a hopeful and optimistic start to 2021. 

Hinterland Retreat (Gisborne, New Zealand)

This stunning, glamping style cabin and tiny house will be one of the first to experience the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean on the east coast. The bedroom has views of sprawling farmland and the ocean, providing a feeling of natural immersion, while also being fully insulated for maximum comfort.

Villa Mokusiga (Sigatoka, Fiji)

Fijian for “laze about” the Mokusiga villa is in the heart of Fiji’s Coral Coast and is sure to provide rest and relaxation by simply looking at it. Previous guests rave about the views and calming atmosphere this oceanfront retreat offers.

Black Rock House (Tutukaka, New Zealand) 

This beautiful waterfront home with panoramic ocean views is a stone’s throw away from the beach below. Easy access to the shores allows for fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, exploring, or just kicking back and letting 2020 melt away in the sand.

Dreamview Villa (Volivoli, Fiji)

This villa welcomes guests to leave the cares of the world behind and indulge in peace and tranquility. From sunrise to sunset, this stay has a vantage point to see the sun start and finish the day in a fiery blast.

Mahinepua Magic (Kaeo, New Zealand) 

There’s no better way to imagine relaxing and unwinding than in this stunning beach house overlooking the coast. This stay is steps away from a swimming beach, but in 2020 self care fashion, you can also take in the peninsula views from the privacy of the luxurious bathtub. 

Vakanananu Retreat (Matei, Fiji)

Situated on the island of Tavenui, this eco villa is perched up in the hills with ocean views and complete privacy. Perfect for food lovers, the heart of the home is a newly renovated kitchen which beckons the most skilled of cooks.

Landsdowne Farm (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Guests get to enjoy nature’s embrace in this spectacular ocean front guest residence, which has all the modern amenities – including a large projector screen to watch movies under the stars – but this stay also happens to be a 1,500 acre working farm.

LomaniWai Luxurious Beachfront Villa (Korolevu, Fiji)

This luxury beachfront gem is large and spaciously designed with entertainment in mind. Previous guests describe this stay as the ultimate paradise in every last detail, from the views, to the pool, to the beach and everything in between.

Shag Point Cottage (Otago, New Zealand)  

This getaway off the beaten track provides a tranquil oceanside retreat overlooking a tidal reef. With an eclectic mix of furnishings, this cottage gives off a homey feel while offering a piano, books, puzzles and an enchanting garden for guests to enjoy.

Malaqereqere Villas (Cuvu, Fiji)

This architectural villa harmoniously brings together style and comfort. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this tranquil stay is the perfect setting to welcome in the new year.