We’ve scoured the Airbnb listings so you don’t have to! Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, a girlie weekend getaway, or family vacay this list of unique accommodation has got you covered.
Yes, we’ve been there a million times, but there is something about Bali that keeps us coming back for more. Maybe it’s the beautiful landscapes of Ubud, the amazing surf around Bingin beach, the epic beach bars lining the coast, Seminyak’s chic boutiques, restaurants, and bars, or the laid-back hipster vibes of Canggu. We just can’t get enough! And if you haven’t checked out all of the stunning villas available via Airbnb, then you’re missing a trick. We took it upon ourselves to trawl the website for the most unique properties that will make you love Bali as much as we do. What’s more, if you’re a newbie to Airbnb, you’ll get an extra S$50 off of your first booking when you pay with a Citi Credit Card*.
Best for: A crackin’ private infinity pool (Ubud / sleeps six)
Hanging Gardens eat your heart out. For a rainforest retreat complete with your very own infinity pool, this stunning property five minutes drive from cultural Ubud is a no-brainer. Surrounded by dense jungle and overlooking the sacred Ayung River, this property is guaranteed to up your zen levels.
Best for: Shabby chic, Bali style (Kuta / sleeps four)
We cannot get enough of the interior details in this beautifully designed two-bed villa. Hammocks, hanging chairs, pops of colour, four poster beds, lots of outside space, and a generously sized pool for lounging around; if we lived in Bali, this is where we’d like to call home.
Best for: Animal lovers (Kuta / sleeps six)
If you’re bringing the kids along, a trip to this hidden oasis will definitely keep them entertained, for you’ll be sharing the space with a myriad of friendly creatures! Expect to see roaming deer, kasawari, an alligator (fret not, that’s kept securely in a pit), and more exotic birds than you can shake a stick at.
Best for: Beachfront luxe (quiet coastal location / sleeps ten)
Round up your pals and head here for a chilled out break away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak. Step foot inside and you won’t want to leave; sea views, jacuzzis, a private gym, huge garden, and five spacious bedrooms make this our top pick on the list for a luxurious vacay.
Best for: A one-of-a-kind experience (Abiansemal / sleeps nine)
Made entirely from bamboo, this property truly is one-of-a-kind. Close to the Ayung River and surrounded by verdant greenery, expect a secluded, relaxing spot where time will pass at a luxuriously slow pace.
Best for: Lovey-dovey couples (Ubud / sleeps three)
This adorable teeny shack is what romantic breaks are made of. Cute interior, stunning views, and smack back in the centre of rice fields and jungle. It’s close to Ubud but we reckon you won’t want to leave this pretty-as-a-picture Balinese cottage.
Best for: Awesome outdoor space (Seminyak / sleeps twelve)
For the ultimate al fresco experience, this four-bed villa takes the cake. Prop up the bar area with a Bintang, chill at the comfy seating area, or dine under the stars in this super sleek space. The pool and garden area looks pretty darn special to boot.
Best for: The unconventional traveller (Ubud / sleeps three)
Take a gamble and play villa roulette! This cluster of cute properties range in price from $60 – $160 (per night) and your host guarantees you will always be given the best one available. You’ll also find rice paddies, temples, and native jungle all within walking distance. We say this is a risk worth taking!
Best for: The conscious environmentalist (Tegalallang Gianyur / sleeps two)
One for adventurous nature lovers only! This unique dome is located in a working rice field and utilises the latest technology to maintain a small footprint. Expect a composting toilet, local water capture, and it’s created entirely from bamboo and natural materials (fret not, WIFI is available!).
Best for: Quirky cute design (Umalas, sleeps six)
Interior design fans will go nuts for this chic villa a mere five minutes from the Pettinget/Seminyak area. We love the pops of colour, hand-painted walls, clean lines, and cute pool framed with bright bougainvillea. It’s child friendly to boot making it an ideal base for a family vacay.
Source: The Honeycombers