“Every home is a destination”, claims Airbnb.
But on Airbnb Luxe, the home rental service‘s swanky extension, this idea is taken to a whole new level. All the huge luxury villas and mansions listed on this site come with their own unique services. Need a personal concierge to book other parts of your trip for you? Done. Would you like a fully stocked fridge when you arrive? Sure. Can you get a butler, chef, chauffeur, and childcare services? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. If you’re ever looking to hire out a 52-person resort on a private Polynesian island, this is the place to go. On Airbnb Luxe, there’s really no limit to how over-the-top you can get get.
So when it comes to visiting or travelling around Thailand — a country already famous for exceptional hospitality, beautiful accommodation, and rare experiences — you can bet that Airbnb Luxe will have all your wildest holiday homes dreams covered. Basically, they’re the most extraordinary homes in Thailand with five-star everything.
Since Airbnb Luxe is still a relatively new launch (and is, by nature, quite an exclusive extension), only a few select destinations have listings on the site. At the moment in Thailand, you can stay in these top-tier luxe mansions and villas in Koh Samui, the Phang Nga Bay islands, and Phuket. If you’re planning a “little” weekend getaway to escape the city, or arranging a special trip for a special someone (uh, lucky them), allow us to suggest some of the very best of the best swanky, heaven-on-earth type places to stay in Thailand.
180 Samui, Koh Samui
10 guests | 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms
This giant modern penthouse in Koh Samui is a magical stay for several reasons. You’re somehow both perched remotely on a tucked-away hillside, yet also just a few minutes away from the beach, golf, the town, and the historic sights. What’s more, you actually get a panoramic view of the ocean from every single room, including all 5 bedrooms, common space, dining area, and even the private gym. There’s a humongous pool, as well as a hot tub that could fit in all 10 guests at once. Mind-blowing. Oh, and as for services: included in the booking are housekeeping, security, pool maintenance, daily breakfasts, aaaand your very own chef.
THB 38,869/night. Click here to book.
L2 Residence, Koh Samui
6 guests | 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms
This is the ultimate island getaway in the most stunning natural surroundings. It’s embedded right into a lush green hillside with a complete 180 view of the Gulf of Thailand. As if it were an entire rainforest in itself, this is the kind of home you could have an actual outdoor adventure in. Dive into the waterfall-like plunge pool, feast in the alfresco barbecue terrace, and indulge in the comforts of all the sleek wooden furniture. But contrary to actually living the outdoor-adventure life, here you’ve got a housekeeper and chauffeur at your service, as well as a daily breakfast during your stay.
THB 16,567/night. Click here to book.
Celadon Villa, Koh Samui
8 guests | 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms
Swanky yet laidback is the way a luxury stay on Koh Samui should be. Nowhere does it better than Celadon Villa, which perfectly blends its sleek minimalist architecture with the breezy natural surroundings. The sexy decor (hello, wrap-around infinity edge swimming pool) and private elevation makes it a great choice for honeymooners. However, families can also make use of the table tennis table and badminton courts on site. A chef service as well as a fully equipped kitchen is included in your reservation, and a housekeeper will make sure you can spend all of your time having fun and none of your time doing any tidying up after.
THB 27,081/night. Click here to book.
Roxo 6 at Sava Villas, Phang Nga
8 guests | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms
Modern yet tropical, sleek yet colourful — this resort-like house looking over the Andaman Sea is a tranquil stay that’s suited for getting the most out of your luxe beach escape. The terrace is designed to bring you the best view of the sunsets, as well as the incredible starry nights. There’s an on-site bar (which you can get someone to come make cocktails for you all night), as well as an ocean view bathtub and — get this — a boat. It’s no wonder that Tiger Woods has once come to stay here — especially since the Canyon Course is just a short drive away.
THB 28,833/night. Click here to book.
Grand Villa, Phuket
12 guests | 6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms
The name’s no joke – this is one grand villa, alright. All six of its bedrooms feature king-sized beds, walk-in closets, private balconies, and en-suite bathrooms. Seriously, you could almost just host six different parties in each room. The greyscale and clean straight lines gives the villa a chic, modern feel which is all stylish, elegant, and tranquil at the same time. The place is just a few minutes from the beach, although we have a feeling that if you stayed here you would never leave the site. There’s an in-house chef to whip up whatever the twelve of you crave for, as well as daily housekeeping and a concierge service. A Gatsby party is definitely on the cards.
THB 20,000/night. Click here to book.