Airbnbs are popping up left and right, all over the world. You have your pick of anything from super-economy stays to over-the-top luxury finds for you and your crew. If the latter is more your speed, consider these options for your next 5-star vacation.
Grab up to a dozen of your travel friends and split the Baan Mika, Koh Samui Luxury Villa in Lo Samiu, Thailand. Close to the city, beaches and a world of its own, this six-bedroom and six-bathroom stay includes breakfast, 5-star service, luxury amenities and a stunning private pool and lounge. Prices range $1,200–1,500 a night.
Another stunner for larger groups, Villa Samira is a luxury retreat from Airbnb’s Luxe collection. This stay includes housekeeping, private chef, six bedrooms, six baths and stunning vistas of the Bay of Bengal. Sit in the open-air great room with friends, or lounge by the infinity pool. This stay in Kathu, Thailand, is available for around $1,250 a night.
Also available on Airbnb Luxe, the Layan 7 Bedroom Seaview Residence in Thalang, Thailand, is an absolute stunner. Each room boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape and a slew of amenities. This luxury stay includes a butler, airport transfer, housekeeping services, a private chef and exclusive add-on services to the tune of $9,766 a night.
Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city (behind Madrid and Barcelona), but, upon first glance, it doesn’t feel too intimidating in terms of size and noise. The unofficial gateway to Southern Spain is rich in Spanish culture, including lazy days by the sea, mountains of tapas and rivers of sangria.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
It’s easy to blow through your travel budget on airfare, accommodations and food before you’ve factored in any downtime or entertainment. Skip the expensive attractions and look for free entertainment while traveling for a budget-friendly adventure.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Travelers looking for the world’s biggest parties tend to flock to the tiny Spanish island of Ibiza where world-renowned DJs play electronic music until the wee hours of the morning. But the island off the coast of Valencia and Barcelona has a lot more to offer than rousing parties and crazy nights followed by hazy mornings. If partying isn’t on your agenda, here are a few other ways to enjoy Ibiza.