The 10 Best Airbnbs in Phuket, Thailand

Rocks mountain and longtail boat at Phuket, Thailand.
Rocks mountain and longtail boat at Phuket, Thailand. | © Prasit Rodphan / Alamy Stock Photo
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2 October 2018

Seeking somewhere fabulous to stay in Phuket? Feel right at home in one of the island’s excellent Airbnbs.

Whether you’re planning to spend long sunny days lazing on Phuket’s splendid beaches, partying the night away in Patong, or sightseeing around Thailand’s largest island, you’ll want a comfortable and attractive base to return to each evening. From family-friendly homes, romantic accommodations, and pads that are perfect for solo explorers, check out our recommendations for the best Airbnbs in Phuket.

Unique Private Beach, TropicalGarden House SeaView

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Sleep well in a beautiful room near the sea
Sleep well in a beautiful room near the sea | Courtesy of Cho And Yick/Airbnb

If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own slice of paradise, complete with a private beach and tranquil tropical garden, this Airbnb home could be ideal. Just steps from the sea you can hear the waves as you doze. Located on the lesser-visited Ao Yon Beach in the southern part of Phuket island, you can be assured of a peaceful stay. The family-owned property is situated in a quiet local village and promotes the use of local services. The exquisite home has beautiful artisan furnishings in a Northern Thai style, and large windows on three sides make the place light and airy. Wake up to fresh coffee and traditional Thai snacks and enjoy some DIY meal preparation in your own basic kitchen or in the well-equipped shared kitchen.

About this place:

Beach, Remote, Relaxed, Hidden Gem, Romantic

Luxury 3 Bedroom Private Pool Villa on Golfcourse

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Stylish and unique Airbnb in Phuket
Stylish and unique Airbnb in Phuket | Courtesy of Ying Metharat/Airbnb

Located in Kathu, this gorgeous three-bedroom villa boasts its own private outdoor swimming pool along with a secluded outside seating area, al fresco shower, lush garden, and roof terrace. Large windows let plenty of light into the unique three-level villa and the stylish and modern designs are sublime. Each of the three bedrooms is furnished to a high standard, and the master bedroom comes with a large en suite bathroom complete with a jacuzzi bath tub and a rainfall shower. One of the bedrooms doubles up as a home cinema and the villa has a spacious and elegant dining area. Overlooking a golf course, it’s also close to some of Phuket’s best beaches, Central Festival shopping mall, and an array of attractions.

Thai-themed Boutique Villa, Salt Pool, 3 bedrooms

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Airbnb near Rawai, Phuket
Relax in the salt-water pool | © Airbnb

This stylish boutique villa in Rawai stands out for its enticing private salt-water pool and exceptional quality and comfort. Great for a family holiday or getaway with friends, the villa can sleep up to six guests in three beautiful king-sized bedrooms. All rooms open up onto the pool area and private terrace. With a BBQ and a well-equipped kitchen, everyone can enjoy their favourite meals. The interiors are spacious and you can feel right at home in the open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. Two bathrooms add to the convenience. Round-the-clock airport pick-ups facilitate your arrival at this exceptional villa. While situated in a quiet neighbourhood the property is just a short walk from the area’s main tourist amenities.

About this place:

Boutique, Stylish, Family Friendly, Self-Catered

Koh Sirey Beachfront Pool Villa

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Living room looking out over pool and sea
Hop from pool to sea in Phuket | © Airbnb

Accommodating up to four people, this is a terrific family villa with one king-sized and one single bed in the bedroom and a pull-down sofa bed in the handsome living area. The spacious living room has sliding glass doors that open up to the pool area, a big TV, and a dining table, providing an ideal place to chill. Neutral shades help to accentuate attractive artwork and textiles, and the overall air is one of class and sophistication. With two bathrooms, there’s no hopping from foot to foot while another person takes a shower. Arranged over two floors, it has a home-from-home feel and affords plenty of privacy to guests. The outdoor infinity-edge pool looks out over the deep blues of the ocean and the soft sands are just a short stroll away.


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Why travel to watch one of Phuket’s striking sunsets when you can do so right from the comfort of your own lovely balcony? This stunning and spacious Airbnb is a haven for those who like the finer things in life without compromising on location or privacy. Close to a wide range of amenities and attractions, it’s in the south of the island near the beaches of Khao Kard and Ao Yon. Despite enjoying peace and quiet, it’s just a ten-minute drive from Phuket Town. The Western kitchen has, rather unusually for many Thai properties, an oven, along with a stove, microwave, fridge, and everything else you’ll need to prepare a delicious meal. The kitchen, living room, and dining area are on the upper level, letting guests make the most of the incredible views. There are three gorgeous bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and the villa can sleep up to eight. Even better – visitors have use of a swimming pool and there are lovely tropical gardens for pleasant strolls.

About this place:

Beach, Relaxed, Self-Catered, Stylish, Family Friendly

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  • Thai Wood Design House UniquePrivateBeach, View

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    Traditional Thai home
    Enjoy a rustic stay in nature | © Airbnb

    Situated in a remote part of southern Phuket, far removed from the crowds and chaos, this Airbnb is a tranquil retreat for people looking to escape from the world and switch off. Located right on a private stretch of beach, the traditional Thai bamboo and wood house is rustic and quaint. While you may find the odd bug or small lizard sneaking into the home it is really comfortable, with beautiful Thai patterns and elegant furniture in a Northern Thai style. The rich colours of floor cushions, throws, and drapes complement the dark wood and teak flooring. Overhanging trees afford plenty of shade. The large veranda is an ideal place to sit and simply be, while inside has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a basic kitchen. Guests also have use of a shared kitchen with more facilities. A scooter is available for guests to explore the peaceful surroundings.

    Whole House in Phuket Town,7 People, FREE SCOOTER!

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    Comfy room in Phuket Town
    Comfy room in Phuket Town | Courtesy of Mellow/Airbnb

    Experience Thai living in the heart of historic Phuket Town with a stay at this charming two-level house. In a residential housing estate, you can mingle with Thai and foreign neighbours and really feel at home. Sleeping up to seven people in three bedrooms, it’s a top place to take the family or to enjoy privacy with friends. Two bathrooms means there’ll be fewer arguments when getting ready for days and nights out too! Whip up a feast in the kitchen or enjoy some al fresco cooking with the BBQ. A scooter is included in the rental price, perfect for grabbing last-minute supplies or for a couple to explore the island. With a washer and dryer and family-friendly amenities, this house is a comfortable base for all.

    Luxury Condo Close to Beach, Bangla Rd, Jungceylon

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    Modern art deco lobby
    Modern art deco lobby | Courtesy of Gareth/Airbnb

    A fabulous condo for party-loving travellers, sun-worshipers, and people who like to be in the thick of the action, this beautiful Airbnb not only has a terrific location but also offers a luxurious place to rest and recharge between lively days and nights. Enjoy staying a stone’s throw from the best of energetic Patong and the infamous Bangla Road while being able to unwind in peace. The rooftop infinity-edge pool and large ground-level pool will help you to cool down in the sun and guests also have full use of the on-site gym, steam room, tropical gardens, and sunbathing areas. Soak up beach and mountain views from your balcony and benefit from all modern conveniences in your stylish room. The one-bedroom apartment has a kitchen if you feel like taking a break and staying in to chill in front of the TV with a home-cooked meal.

    Wonderful Fully Equipped Studio @Karon, beach-800m

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    Condo in Karon, Phuket
    Colourful condo in Karon, Phuket | © Airbnb

    Just a short walk from the golden sands and clear waters of Karon Beach, this apartment provides a colourful, and romantic escape for two. A fold-down bed also makes it suitable for a couple with a young child, or maybe a third wheel! Unlike many Phuket properties, this stylish studio has a fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for laid-back nights in. Dine indoors in front of the TV or on the balcony with the cooling sea breeze blowing against your skin as you overlook tropical gardens. Guests have use of the building’s large outdoor swimming pool, gym, and car park, and the property has its own washing machine, ideal for getting the sand out of your clothes. At around just 18 GBP (780 THB) per night, it’s a steal too!

    Unique studio Bangla Road, Patong

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    A romantic retreat in Patong
    A romantic retreat in Patong | Courtesy of Mike/Airbnb

    Breathe some life into your stay with bursts of colour and high standards of comfort in the heart of busting Patong. Couples can hit up the many bars and clubs close to hand along Bangla Road. The beach is nearby too, along with an abundance of restaurants, cafés, and shops. Inside the Airbnb studio, the deep red sensual tones set the scene for romance and seduction. Soak in the large private Jacuzzi, cuddle up on the plush bed in front of the large TV, or cosy up together on the soft sofa. Prepare a tasty meal in the well-equipped Western-style kitchen, dim the lights, and make eyes at each across the dining table. The condo building has excellent facilities too, including a rooftop swimming pool, a restaurant, and a sun deck.