5 Must-Stay Airbnbs in Thailand

Planning for a trip to Thailand? If not, you totally should! Why? For one, even the thought of Thai food is enough to make your mouth water! Tom yum goong, green curry, massaman curry, pad thai, mango sticky rice…mmmm, mango sticky rice. Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yes, why you should go to Thailand.

There’s so much to see and do and when you visit this awesome country. Here are five cool Airbnb locations you must stay in.

1. Chiang Mai – Leafy Greens

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Best for: Nature lovers

If you’ve always wondered how life as an elf would be like, here’s your chance to experience it first-hand. Leafy Greens Chiang Mai is a collection of villas shaped like toadstools (for the uninitiated, this means mushrooms). Each 377 square feet toadstool has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The space may be tiny, but rest assured that you’ll not be bumping into your travel mate at every turn as it can comfortably accommodate three people.

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Leafy Greens is actually a retreat centre so you’ll be greeted by an air of serenity upon entering the premises. The toadstools are eco-friendly villas made entirely of clay! It is believed that when we stay in a house made of clay, our body absorbs the Earth’s positive energy and brings us closer to nature.

The surroundings are covered with trees and flower plants so you’ll wake up to fresh and air and of course, the sweet melodies of birds. There’s also an organic farm on the premise, where herbs and vegetables are grown, and guests are free to use the produce as they wish.

Staying here will leave you feeling completely refreshed and is sure to rekindle your love with Mother Nature.  To top it off, you know the toadstools will bring in the Likes on Instagram!

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2. Chiang Rai – MJ Organic Farmstay

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Best for: Health buffs

Imagine waking up breathtaking views of lush mountains and vast rice fields with the sound of chirping birds. This is exactly what you’ll get at the MJ Organic Farmstay. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house easily accommodates up to seven guests. While the interior is  minimalistic, it only adds to the appeal of the house. The focal points of the house, however, are the floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms and sitting area that give you unobstructed views of the lush greenery. There’s also a vegetable farm on the premise so if you’re feeling hungry, just walk over to the farm, pick a few vegetables and voila! A quick and healthy vegetable soup in a matter of minutes!

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After a day of exploring the city, you can come home to your luxurious house and cool off in the pool with a glass of wine as you take in the beautiful sunset against the rice fields. And if you think there’s nothing to do after sun down, guess again. There’s a pool table so you and your friends can have a fun time shooting pool.

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3. Krabi – Krabi Mountain Top Villa

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Best for: Couples

For a romantic getaway, the Krabi Mountain Top Villa is the perfect place. Set on the highest point in Ao Nang, you’ll get sprawling views of Noppara Thara Bay and the Naga Peak. Located 500 metres from Ao Nang Beach and Noppara Thara Beach, the villa allows you to explore the bustlingAo Nang area and then come back to your quiet respite on the mountain for some alone time together.

The villa has two bedrooms with two bathrooms, and one even comes with a tub if you want to canoodle with your SO. The L-shaped balcony on the villa is another nice touch. It’s a great place to chill out and watch the sun set over the ocean with your partner after a day of exploring the attractions in Krabi.

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To sweeten the deal, the villa owners even throw in the services of a private chef who comes to the villa to prepare a sumptuous Thai dinner for you. A lovely sunset view, a fancy bottle of wine and a yummy Thai meal. Perfect #couplegoals

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4. Phuket – Safe Beach Huts

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Best for: Beach bums

Up your glamping game in Phuket island at the Safe Beach Huts. Each tent has two beds and a private bathroom, and can comfortably accommodate four guests– perfect for a group of friends on an island holiday.

There’s also an in-house restaurant and bar, which specialises in pizzas, so you’ll not need to go far to get your meals or your when you need a midday cocktail. You’ll find hammocks at various sections by the beach where you can take an afternoon snooze even if you’ve woken up at noon. You’re on vacay after all. #norulesonholiday

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Once evening comes, you can head to the in-house pool and continue to snooze on one of the pink inflatable flamingoes. Also Safe Beach Huts’ location on a private beach means fewer crowds and you’ll get to appreciate waking up to the soothing sound of the waves crashing onto the shore even more!

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5. Pattaya – Private Pool Villa

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Best for: Party people

It’s no secret that Pattaya is a party town. So, where do you stay when you and 13 of your closest friends go away for a party weekend? The Private Pool Villa! WIth five bedrooms and two sofa beds in the common area, the villa accommodates 14 guests. If you want to prepare your own meals, there’s also an open kitchen, fully equipped with a refrigerator, rice cooker, toaster, coffee machine and microwave.

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The holiday would be incomplete without a barbecue, and the Private Pool Villa features a shaded BBQ and seating area, with direct access to the private pool.

If you want to go out and explore, the beach is just five minutes away while the Walking Street, famous for its vibrant nightlife, and the Soi LK Metro are also just minutes away.

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Written by Gregory Basil

Greg takes joy in writing press releases and has an almost unhealthy obsession with Sydney and nasi lemak.

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