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Thailand: at one end, you’ll find dense jungles and verdant nature. Travel downwards and you’ll stumble across miniature remote islands, azure waters, and white sand beaches. When we say Thailand offers a lot of variety, it’s hard to put into words exactly just how much it encompasses. And that’s something that applies not just to its dramatic landscapes and scenery but also its accommodation.
Sure, you could stay in a hotel here. But you could also stay in a castle, in a luxury tent up in the mountains, a tiny structure perched in the trees, or something else entirely. Read on for all of our favorite unique Airbnbs in Thailand.
This earth house takes the phrase “getting your greens” to the next level, offering a small, dome-like structure set in the midst of the countryside with an experience you’ll never forget. Known as the Snail Dome, it’s just as cute and cozy as its name suggests. Though it may look small from the outside, there’s actually room for up to eight guests here, across two bedrooms with plenty of space both indoors and outdoors. Leafy Greens was originally built as a retreat center where people could visit to refresh their souls and mind. Nowadays it’s open to the public on a rentable basis, offering a brilliant location for taking a deep breath and enjoying the fresh air and organic environment. When you’re not relaxing inside, make use of everything outside, including the greenery-filled garden with its swings and the lovely, serene deck overlooking the creek where you can enjoy the peaceful setting or do some gentle exercise.
NagaNoi Private Villa takes exclusivity to the next level – a four-bedroom villa accessible only via boat set on a private island reserved just for you. A great spot for feeling like a total celebrity, it ensures pure privacy restricted for you and your traveling companions, with the blue sea waters all around and white sand in every direction. If you’re looking to switch off and spend your days in Thailand relaxing, swimming and sunbathing, you’ll fall in love with this spot. And, with only a few day-trip visitors, you can experience the peacefulness of the island without any kind of distractions come day or night. The Hiranprueck villa was built in 1980 and is located on the northeastern side of the island. 28 years later it was renovated, adding lots of fancy features for Airbnb guests. It’s only a 15-minute long-tail ride from Ao Po pier and also comes with a one-kilometer-long private beach.
It’s hard to beat the location of this jungle hut if you’re looking for a fully immersive stay in Northern Thailand. Taking authentic jungle experience to the next level, this treehouse is perched high in the trees, set within a local community that also call the Kanchanaburi jungle their home. This popular treehouse features plenty of impressive amenities that you’ll make use of during your stay like a large swimming pool just steps from the base of the house. There are two spacious bedrooms with one double bed and one set of twin beds, as well as a large terrace overlooking the nearby trees and two bathrooms. Guests here love the stunning views and tranquil setting, as well as its proximity to the river Kwei, Saiyok Elephant Park, Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park and Erawan national park. There’s room for up to six guests here in total.
Thought overwater bungalows only existed in the Maldives? Think again. Take a trip to Phanom to spend your days swimming in the refreshing waters with a beautiful backdrop. These overwater bungalows are a perfect fusion of nature lodge and honeymoon levels of luxury, based inside the national park and offering a fully inclusive stay. You’ll get breakfast, lunch and dinner served in your bungalow here, which you can enjoy either inside your brightly colored lodge or sitting outside on the terrace as the water flows by. Designed for two people inside one bedroom per lodge, this romantic getaway is a one-of-a-kind adventure in Thailand that’s sure to impress. Spend your days here exploring the national park by boat or simply lying back in pure bliss. You’ll also love the daily beautiful sunsets, enjoyed directly from your bedroom.
Cocoons look a little different in Thailand and by “different” we mean “seriously impressive”. These ones really go all out, based in Koh Yao Noi and offering a unique experience in a breathtaking location. With space for up to four guests per dome in one bedroom, it’s a place loved by both families and groups of friends exploring the region. Designed for healing and empowering your mind, body, and spirit, these magical domes feature not only accommodation but also healthy plant-based meals, engaging island activities and cultural discoveries. The entire resort facilities are accessible to you during your stay, with owners ensuring every guest is treated more like family than just a temporary visitor. Inside the domes, you’ll find a variety of comfortable beds as well as a full bathroom. Outside, there’s a large pool, a hot tub, a spacious and vibrantly decorated bathroom and even a gym.
Come to Mulberry Farm Stay if you’re looking for not just temporary accommodation but also an entire experience that you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out. Escape society and come for a visit to the forest-covered hills of Phrae, on a spacious fruit farm with plenty to explore. There’s room for up to four guests here but, with three bedrooms, there’s a lot of space per person. And that’s something that extends beyond the sleeping spaces: you’re free to roam anywhere on the farm without restrictions, relax in your hammock in a jungle paradise, interact with the locals in the nearby village or simply explore everything else here. The stay comes with three meals per day and free drinks, all crafted by one of the owners whose cooking is known as being pretty legendary. It’s a place you’ll never want to leave.
This triangle house in Tambon Khuekkhak is one of the most modern in the area, crafted to look totally one of a kind and filled to the brim with high-tech features and stylish decor. Come here if you’re someone who loves snapping a good photo or two or someone with a passion for architecture. This tiny house strikes the perfect balance between modern and traditional Thai living, surrounded by nature giving you endless peace and quiet and offering a fantastic option for nomads, couples, friends and families looking to stay in a comfortable spot. Grandfather Khao Lak Resort Triangle Villa is an air-conditioned unit and is furnished with endless functional features. Upstairs you’ll find the bedroom with space for three guests while downstairs there’s a 75 inch TV with a backdrop of Thai and Balinese designs throughout. Conveniently located in the heart of Khao Lak Beach, there’s a good number of restaurants and the town center accessible by foot or by a few minute’s drive.
You’ll spot the four-bedroom Castle Koh Samui from miles away no matter how you’re approaching, as it sticks out high above the trees with its serene color scheme and suave, stylish design. With room for up to nine guests, this spacious spot is one of a kind, offering a true getaway experience in an unbeatable setting that’s sure to impress everyone. This modernized, double-towered castle comes with not just a huge swimming pool but also a jacuzzi and even a rock pool and waterfall that you’re free to jump from into the water below. A place for adventurers just as much as it is a spot for relaxing, this castle lies on the highest peak of a security-protected luxury park named Santi Thani, often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Koh Samui. Surrounded by exclusive mansions and jungle, you’ll experience nature and wildlife like never before, as well as incredible sunsets amidst the islands of the Ang Thong National Marine Park.
This quaint farmhouse sits in the Nong Sida, Saraburi region of Thailand, and comes with everything you need for a relaxing escape to the country. Designed as a form of communal living, it’s perfect for a group of friends looking for a new experience together. You’ll fit up to 10 guests at this farm stay across one bedroom, with one queen size bed and eight single beds. Each morning you spend here, you’ll wake up to beautiful views of nature directly from your bed. When you’ve got up and ready for the day, you can cycle through the fields, have a picnic in the expansive garden, swim in the pool or hang out under the large, sheltered terrace and relax. There’s plenty to do in the evenings too, with a BBQ on-hand for fun nights together where you can get to know anyone else staying at this spot.
Imsuk Na Boklua comes with an almost mythical appeal, thanks to its sky-high base up in the mountains and the mist that floats by every morning. This mountain view canvas tent leans more towards the rustic end of travel rather than the luxurious, but still brings together all of the essentials. The main attraction of this unique Thai Airbnb is those stunning views of surrounding nature, ranging from rice fields to mountains stretching far into the distance. Enjoy the lovely setting of this romantic spot in nature with your other half, as each tent is designed for two to four people. Here, there’s not only a private bedroom but also a private bathroom and a spacious terrace promising a panoramic view of the beautiful mountain valley. The structure is supported by bamboo, so you’ll always feel comfortable even though it seems like you’re floating above the world.
There’s glamping and then there’s Signature Glamping, which is exactly what you’ll get when you check into this Chang Wat spot. While you might be sleeping in a tent, it’s one that opens up to spectacular azure ocean views. There’s also access to a huge swimming pool, so you’ll have your daily pick of choosing where to cool off. This glamping experience comes with a private seafront with Phi Phi islands views. Based down in Southern Thailand, you can expect perpetual warm weather and golden sand, offering an experience quite unlike any other. Inside each quilted dome, you’ll find a large comfortable bed, AC, a bathroom and even a few plants. You can rent free kayaks during your stay here, or just spend your time tanning on the deck, eating in the restaurant or swimming in the ocean.
Arguably the most modern tree-based structure you’ll find in the country, the Khaoyai Tree House turns the very notion of sleeping in a tree into something even the fussiest of campers will enjoy. Based high up against a sturdy tree, this large structure comes with plenty of space for you and one other companion to enjoy. You’ll love the bedroom views here, with panoramic nature and sunlight blazing through all of the windows. There’s also a full bathroom and an expansive terrace with no distractions around other than the sounds of the birds. This remote spot is one for those looking to really switch off: with nothing around, it’s welcoming and relaxing and perfect for chilling out. While it’s remote, it comes with the essentials like Wi-Fi, a TV and air conditioning.
Head to Thung Samo, Phetchabun, to stay in a castle that seems a little out of place for such a setting. A true fairytale of an Airbnb, this spacious spot is brilliant for larger groups, with space for up to 16 guests and five large bedrooms. Based in the coldest district in central Thailand, it comes with everything you need to feel like royalty without any pesky humidity, starting with the gated turrets at the entry point and continuing with the dramatic decor inside. Four-poster beds, dark curtains, and ancient-looking structures are just the beginning of the interesting features you’ll notice here. It’s a place you’ll want to spend some time just wandering around and exploring at first, with uniquely designed bedrooms and bathrooms that look a little like they’re fresh from a movie set. There are even tents outside if you’re visiting with additional guests.
This tiny lake house is probably as close as you could get to sleeping on the actual lake without waking up floating away. Cute and cozy, it’s a small property that crams a lot into not much space, still managing to feel spacious enough for two guests without stepping on each other’s toes. This lakehouse is surrounded by nature and water views in every direction, so you’ll wake up to the gently rushing water and be able to enjoy your morning coffee gazing into its colors. With glass walls on every surface, it’s impossible not to soak up the location while you’re staying here. As well as the comfortable double bed, there’s a large sofa, basic cooking amenities and a full bathroom. Look up to the ceiling and you’ll spot a charming chandelier and a green, plant-like design stretching from wall to wall.