As Thais seek to reconnect with their loved ones after the extended pandemic lockdown, many are searching for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind getaway with family and friends. The green ‘rainy’ season is an especially opportune time to explore the country, with verdant greenery all around and short periods of rain to temper the heat.
According to latest Airbnb data, searches for unique stays have increased by 94 percent in 2021 compared to the same time period in 2019, and 55 percent of Airbnb’s 100 most wishlisted homes in the last year fall into unique categories. In Thailand, treehouses, cottages and cabins make up some of guests’ most wishlisted Airbnb Stays.
As part of Airbnb’s #RediscoverThailand campaign, here are five truly unique stays for travellers to explore the country this green season.
Luxury Glamping, Phuket
Located on a hill in the south of Phuket, this luxury glamping stay offers all you need for a perfect tropical getaway. Camp in the heart of nature in full comfort, with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.
The Treehouse Beachfront Home, Phangan Island
Awake to the gentle breeze and glorious ocean views in this magical beachfront treehouse. Ideal for couples or friends, this two-storey stay is intricately built around a 100-year-old tree, and offers plenty of cosy nooks where you can curl up with a book or enjoy a cocktail or two.
Farmstay Garden House, Ranong
Situated amidst lush forests, this stunning stay offers the ideal nature retreat for couples and families for whom relaxation is top of the agenda. With a stream out front and organic farm in the backyard, guests can even enjoy a long calming soak in the outdoor wood-fired bath!
Leafy Greens, Chiang Mai
Live out your fairy tale dreams in a dome-shaped cottage in Chiang Mai! Home to a meditation retreat, this eco-friendly estate overlooks a little creek and is surrounded by an organic garden with plenty of trees, flowers and fresh air.
Hidden Treehouse in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima
If you’re looking for a secluded and tranquil space to unwind, this hidden treehouse in Khao Yai will make for the perfect getaway. The stay offers a large space for guests to park their cars and set up camp, and kids to run around and roast marshmallows over a campfire!
*Based on internal Airbnb data from 11 March, 2020 to 2 May, 2021.