Explore These Asian Beaches From The Comforts Of Your Airbnb Home
Asia is a land of varied wonders—diverse terrain, natural marvels, cultures, and holiday destinations. When it’s time to get cracking on the perfect Asian itinerary, how can the beach be left behind? Kiss your accommodation woes goodbye by checking into the perfect Airbnb home in these too-good-to-be-true Asian destinations so that all you have to think about is the beach. The best time to book is now! By Ananya Bahl
This home is a direct reflection of Ko Samui—the ocean, luxury, privacy, and natural environs. When you are done with the sea, the property boasts an in-house salt water lap pool for uber indulgence. Named because of its naked walls and designed by owner Marc, it displays classic minimal décor. It contains six bedrooms (including a kids’ room with bunkbeds) with a capacity of accommodating eleven people.
Things to do in Thailand: In Bangkok: shop, experience the floating markets and pray at the Wat Phra Kaew. In Phuket, indulge in water sports, take your kids to the Phuket Zoo, visit the Big Buddha and let loose at Patong Beach. Krabi is a must for water babies!
This jungle retreat is quietly tucked away in a rubber plantation with nothing for company but lofty mountains, sprawling paddy fields and the delightful activity of a nearby village. It houses five bedrooms and can accommodate nine people so if you’re a group looking for a clandestine getaway, this one’s for you! There’s also an infinity pool, mountain bikes, the Bible rock trek, and a wooden glen for spectacular vistas.
Things to do in Sri Lanka:Trek up Sigiriya fortress, visit the Uda Walawe National Park, drink tea in Nurweya Eliya, and hit the beach in Arugam Bay.
A modern take on a traditional Kerala home, this homestay is apt for a group of five. It’s nestled in the historic and eclectic Fort Kochi area, ensuring you aren’t far away from one of the most contemporary neighbourhoods in the city. What’s more: once you’re done with all the exploration, you can rejuvenate with in-house yoga classes followed by a plunge in the pool!
Things to do in Kerala: Soak in art and history in Fort Kochi, unwind on a houseboat tour in Alleppey’s backwaters, indulge your cravings for tea in Munnar, and don’t forget to spot wildlife at Periyar National Park!
This gorgeous Japanese cottage-style villa in Kuta boasts four comfortable and luxurious guestrooms that can house up to 10 people. This, along with its beautiful 12-metre swimming pool and palm tree-lined manicured lawn perfect for picnics, makes it a great place to rent when you’re a family with kids. A 24-hour personal assistant completes your luxurious vacation at this home.
Things to do in Bali: Visit the Tirta Empul Temple, take your kids to the Elephant Safari Park, make a splash in the waves at Kuta, get a massage and shop in Seminyak!
Designed to be a home straight out of your dreams, this property is a quintessentially wooden Cambodian house located slightly away from the din of crowded the Angkor Wat complex. Host Chandara is a tour guide who can help with tips and tricks on navigating this ancient-yet-modern city. Equipped with two bedrooms, it’s the perfect place for small groups or families. Don’t forget to catch the sunset from its balcony!
Things to do in Cambodia: In Siem Reap, head to the Angkor Wat complex, Tonle Sap, Siem Reap War Museum, and Pub Street. In Phnom Penh, make time for the Royal Palace, the National Museum of Cambodia and Choeung Ek fields.