This article was originally published on the flight comparison site Skyscanner.
Those of us who love to travel are always looking for alternatives to the resorts and hotels which dominate Asia's best vacation destinations.
It's a lot of fun to splurge on the five-star experience of course, but sometimes it's wonderful to experience something else, something slightly off the beaten path.
That's why it's such a nice surprise to see how many local Asian options Airbnb has. Have you seem some of the jaw-droppers available on Airbnb?
Airbnb, headquartered in San Francisco, has only been around since 2008, but they have quickly grown to be the place for finding short term rentals offered by ordinary people around the world, with a dizzying array of nearly a million units in more than 34,000 cities in 190 countries around the world.
If you are looking for an alternative to the norm, check out Airbnb for some amazing deals in spaces that rival (and sometimes even beat) the traditional travel accommodation experience.
You can book online or from your handphone, and whether you get an apartment for a night, a yacht for a week, or a villa for a month, you will find the right space for you at the right price point.
If you're busy researching your next CNY trip to Bali, take a look at Airbnb to see their local options. Not only did they have choices by the hundreds, they had fantastic ones, ranging from immaculate beachside huts to baller status villas with private pools.
There are selections for everyone, from beachfront to mountaintop, from urban to rural. Families looking for all age accommodation; honeymooners looking for seclusion and romance, and group options for fun with all of your closest friends.
You'll struggle to narrow down your list of favorite choices, just as we struggled to narrow down this list to eight, so be sure to check Airbnb for the full range of options in Bali and beyond!