Experience the Best of Island Life at These 10 Tropical Airbnbs Around Asia

Missing life at the beach? Save these scenic retreats for the future!

If self-isolating inside your apartment has you feeling all kinds of restless, that feeling is mutual. It’s not the right time to pack our bags yet, but hey, we can still dream from afar. Whether it’s romantic forests or coastal escapes you’ve been pining after, these tropical Airbnb homes in Asia will give you the vacation you deserve. 

1. This romantic cottage by the sea in Batangas, Philippines

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: Batalang Bato Beach Cottage – Private and Serene
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests: 12
No. of bedrooms: 1

Kickstart your island-hopping around Southeast Asia with an Airbnb in the Philippines! Found near a marine sanctuary in Mabini, Batangas, the seaside cottage happens to be less than three hours away from Metro Manila. The property can fit as many as 12 people, making it a popular venue for wedding photoshoots and group trips. At night, the lights around the cottage and the dancing fireflies make the place look so magical! Learn more about this Airbnb here

Also read: 10 Airbnbs in the Philippines That Will Make You Fall in Love

2. This secluded beach retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: THE HATCH ❤️ Romantic Beach Front HIN KONG
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

No trip to Asia is complete without visiting one of Thailand’s many beaches, and thankfully, this Airbnb in Koh Phangan has everything you need for a tropical vacay! While many travellers flock to Phuket, we suggest trading the crowds for “The Hatch,” a remote and breathtaking hideaway on the shores of Hin Kong Beach. With your very own hammock to laze on and plenty of restaurants around the corner, you can enjoy a lively atmosphere and still retreat indoors any time you want to tune out reality. Learn more about this Airbnb here

3. This stunning hideaway in Singaraja, Indonesia

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: 180° View, Private Pool Villa
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 2

Your gateway into the wonders of North Bali begins here. From its elevated perch on a mountain, this Indonesian villa overlooks the town of Singaraja and the surrounding forest. Between the delicious meals arranged by a chef to the Balinese massages on the patio, it goes above and beyond to provide memorable experiences as well as sightseeing. You can bask in the infinity pool, watch the sun melt into the sea from the balcony, or explore Sekumpul Waterfall nearby.

 As the owners Ari and Kim describe on their page, this Airbnb in Asia shows you the real “Bali from 25 years ago,” a rare sight that remains unspoilt. And that, right there, is luxury. Learn more about this Airbnb here

Also read: 8 Instagrammable Airbnbs for Chilling Out in Kuta, Bali

4. This super chill cabin in Sabah, Malaysia

Listing name: Barefoot Experience at the Tip of Borneo
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1 

Do you wish that the beach was your backyard? At this charming Airbnb in Sabah, Malaysia, you can feel the sand between your toes just by stepping outside your door! Relish long walks along the coastline, where you’ll find crystal clear water and pristine sands. 

Here are some of the other activities you can do at the “Hibiscus Beach Retreat” in Kudat or the Tip of Borneo: river cruising, jungle trekking, canoeing, snorkelling, mountain biking, touring mangroves, and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. No need to choose between the jungle and the sea, as you’re perfectly positioned to appreciate both! Learn more about this Airbnb here

5. This stylish home facing the ocean in Okinawa, Japan

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: Beach Front. Stylish. Rare in Okinawa. 176sq.m. 
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 2

Awaken your senses in this beachfront home within Onna Village, a quiet neighbourhood in Okinawa, Japan. What makes this Airbnb in Asia unique is that it stays close to famous snorkelling and scuba diving sites like Capa Manza and Cape Maeda, where you can discover mesmerising coral reefs and impressive rock formations. 

Complete with wide windows, this property enjoys views from the living room all the way to the bathroom. Not to mention it’s a great jump-off point for exploring the rest of the Ryukyu Islands, whose subtropical climate stays pleasant all year ‘round! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

6. This rustic bungalow near Hội An, Vietnam

Listing name: Tonkin – The House on Stilts
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Embrace the slow life at this wooden bungalow near the quaint town of Hội An! Keeping away from the commotion of Vietnam’s major cities, this Airbnb beckons to travellers with its laid-back vibe and strategic location that’s a stone’s throw away from An Bang Beach. Meanwhile, the house itself is filled with interesting décor from the host’s travels around Sapa and North Vietnam

For the full experience of this homestay, treat yourself to a traditional breakfast with Vietnamese coffee, fresh bread, and beef pho. Your kind host Sarah would be happy to arrange these for you! Learn more about this Airbnb here

7. This poolside villa in Kep, Cambodia

Listing name: Villa Dharma. Tropical Villa With Pool 
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2

Escape to this hidden paradise near Kep National Park at the heart of Kep, Cambodia Not only does it invite you to relax by the poolside, but it also offers a welcome break from city living. Pass the afternoons on the terrace with a good book or a spa massage. Alternatively, you can doze off in your bedroom overlooking both the sea and the mountain. Don’t forget to head outside when night falls, so that you can spend an unforgettable dinner under the stars! Need we say more? Learn more about this Airbnb here.

8. This idyllic treehouse in Bali, Indonesia

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: BALIAN TREEHOUSE With Beautiful Pool
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Can’t help but fantasise about your own Eat, Pray, Love journey? This well-appointed treehouse in Bali lets you go off the grid without forgetting modern comforts. Highlights of the Airbnb include the fully equipped kitchen, the king-sized bed, the gazebo, and the Eden-like garden teeming with greenery. Sip dragon fruit juice and join a yoga class at Balian Beach, barely five minutes from your door. Learn more about this Airbnb here.

9. This hilltop villa in Langkawi, Malaysia

Listing name: Alamanda Hilltop Villa – Stunning Sunset View
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

Nature lovers won’t be disappointed by this Airbnb in Langkawi, a must-see for anyone backpacking through Asia! With its views over the paddy fields, the hilltop villa lets you admire sunsets from the veranda and grill your own barbecue. You won’t run out of refreshing options to cool down either; the private pool is right under your nose, and Cenang Beach is only a fifteen-minute drive away! Learn more about this Airbnb here

10. This breathtaking abode in Siargao, Philippines

10 Tropical Airbnb Retreats Around Asia

Listing name: Siargao Sunrise, A Tropical Beachfront Residence  
Listing type: Entire home 
Max. no. of guests:  6
No. of bedrooms: 2

Imagine white-sand beaches and coconut palm trees. That’s pretty much every traveller’s fantasy right now, isn’t it? Luckily, we know a serene Airbnb that will help you fulfil your dreams in one of the most beautiful islands in Asia, if not the world. 

Siargao may be legendary for its awesome waves, but you can easily go scuba diving and boating too if you stay at this seafront residence in the village of Burgos. Wake up to birdsong and collect seashells from your basecamp on the shore. No matter what you choose to do, there’s always a good excuse to drop by this tear-shaped island in the Philippines. Learn more about this Airbnb here.

Also read: 10 Beautiful Airbnbs in Siargao to Complete Your Island Experience

As we stay home right now, bookmark these unforgettable Airbnb listings around Asia. When the travel bug comes a-knocking again, you’ll have plenty to look forward to! 


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