Top 5 holiday destinations for post-COVID overseas travel

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

COVID-19 has sadly put a stop to international holidays — and may continue to do so for a while yet — but that hasn’t stopped Aussie travel-lovers spending 2020 dreaming about their post-pandemic jaunt abroad.

Aspiring vacationers have been busy mapping out their overseas itineraries on Airbnb by saving their top destinations to their wish lists, spawning the term, ‘Wish List Wanderlust’.

Interior shot of an historic cave house overlooking the sea in Santorini, Greece
Aussies are itching to explore far-flung destinations - such as Santorini, Greece - once international travel is back on the cards. Photo: supplied.

According to the brand’s Country Manager for ANZ, Susan Wheeldon, Aussies have their eye on ‘far-flung’ escapes such as Brazil and Greece and unusual accommodation types.

“Not surprisingly, exotic locations and unique listings — such as treehouses, cabins, miniature homes and farm stays — are all highly sought after, as well as homes that are designed for relaxing and unwinding, with everything from panoramic views to outdoor baths,” she said in a release shared with Yahoo Lifestyle.

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Without further ado, here are the most sought-after stays on Airbnb:

5) Luxury villa with 180-degree pool views in Singaraja, Bali, $115.51/night

Luxury villa. 180-degree pool views. Bali. What more can we say?

This luxury villa in Singaraja, Bali comes with a 180 degree view of the pool. Photo: supplied.
This luxury villa in Singaraja, Bali comes with a 180-degree view of the pool. Photo: supplied.

4) Historic Grecian hillside cave in Santorini, Greece, $452.84/night

Carved out of the ancient cliff face over 250 years ago, this epic Grecian ‘cave’ house was once a wine cellar or ‘canava’ before becoming a family-owned summerhouse. Now, it’s an Instagram-worthy vacay spot for world travellers.

A breathtaking historic Grecian hillside cave house in Santorini, Greece. Photo: supplied.
A breathtaking historic Grecian hillside cave house in Santorini, Greece. Photo: supplied.

3) Secluded forest treehouse in downtown Atlanta, USA, $506.36/night

Straight from the pages of a fairy tale is this secluded treehouse nestled in the forest just outside of the city centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. The urban retreat offers a pair of travellers the opportunity to rest, recharge and reflect in nature.

Nestled in the forest is this fairy tale-esque secluded treehouse in Atlanta, USA. Photo: supplied.
Nestled in the forest is this fairy tale-esque secluded treehouse in Atlanta, USA. Photo: supplied.

2) Balinese treehouse with tropical gardens and pool in Denpasar, Bali, $78.75/night

This Balinese treehouse gives guests the choice of taking a dip in the on-site pool or walking just three minutes to the beach. Decisions, decisions.

This Balinese treehouse in Denpasar features tropical gardens and a pool. Photo: supplied.
This Balinese treehouse in Denpasar features tropical gardens and a pool. Photo: supplied.

1) Brazilian beach house on private beach, Santa Catarina, Brazil, $123.06 per night per person

It’s not hard to see why this listing is the most sought-after by Aussie Airbnb users. Catering to eight guests in total, this beach house in Santa Catarina, Brazil, boasts incredible panoramic views and access to a private bay.

There's room enough for eight guests at this Brazilian beach house which boasts its own private beach. Photo: supplied.
There's room enough for eight guests at this Brazilian beach house which boasts its own private beach. Photo: supplied.

Explore your own backyard

Recent Tripadvisor research revealed a whopping 65 per cent of Aussies have turned their attention to their own backyards when it comes to travel.

If that’s you then check out our comprehensive state-by-state breakdown of the country’s must-visit destinations and hidden gems.

From Tassie’s Bay Of Fires to the Abrolhos Islands in WA, there’s something there to inspire all different types of holidaymakers.

Details correct at time of publishing. Consult local government advice before travelling.

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