5 Dreamy Airbnb Luxe Destinations

COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring

The latest endeavour from Airbnb sees the company expand its offering from Airbnb Plus (see 7 of 2018’s most wish-listed homes here) to Airbnb Luxe, a brand-new tier of homes that have to meet a 300+ list of criteria to qualify.

More than 2 000 homes, including this previously featured Clifton house in Cape Town, have been picked as Airbnb Luxe properties, all of which have to meet a certain standard of design and feature the highest quality finishes and amenities.

“Today’s luxury traveller is craving more than just high-end accommodations; they seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination,” says Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community. “With Airbnb Luxe we are applying the same approach we’ve used since we launched Airbnb more than 11 years ago — creating local, authentic and magical travel moments now in amazing places to stay — to reimagine the way people think and experience luxury travel.”

Here are five spots from across the globe that form part of the Airbnb Luxe offering.

1. Clifton, Cape Town

2. Wanaka, New Zealand

3. Atoll de Nukutepipi, French Polynesia

4. Punta Mita, Mexico

5. Provence, France

For more information, visit airbnb.com/luxury.