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Airbnb reveals the top 10 places Britons in lockdown 3.0 are dreaming of visiting

Wish you were THERE? The top 10 places from Zanzibar to Ibiza Britons in lockdown 3.0 are dreaming of visiting once travel reopens (and an amazing Airbnb you can book in each one)

  • Zanzibar has taken the No1 spot in an Airbnb ranking of Britons’ top 10 ‘wanderlust destinations’ 
  • The island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand takes second place in the ranking, while Bora-Bora is third 
  • The ranking is based on year-on-year growth in Airbnb searches – January 1-9, 2021 vs January 1-9, 2020 

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Britons have been pining for lots of things during lockdown 3.0 – a handshake, a hug and a beer in a pub.

Holidays, too. In particular, it seems, to the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar, which has taken the No1 spot in an Airbnb ranking of Britons’ top 10 ‘wanderlust destinations’, based on search spikes in January 2021 compared to 2020.

To help turn searches into bookings, Airbnb has handily released pictures of hot properties available to rent post-lockdown in each of the locations that on the list.

The Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar has taken the No1 spot in an Airbnb ranking of Britons’ top 10 ‘wanderlust destinations’. This four-bedroom beach villa there is available for £258pn

The island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand takes second place in the ranking. There you can book this 'magnificent' £1,364pn waterfront home

The island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand takes second place in the ranking. There you can book this ‘magnificent’ £1,364pn waterfront home

Third in Airbnb's wanderlust list is Bora-Bora in French Polynesia. There travellers can rent this water bungalow for four, which costs £294pn

Third in Airbnb’s wanderlust list is Bora-Bora in French Polynesia. There travellers can rent this water bungalow for four, which costs £294pn

For Zanzibar, a £258pn solar-powered four-bedroom beach villa by the ocean is highlighted.

According to the host, it’s a ‘relaxation oasis’ and according to reviewer ‘Megan’, who stayed in July 2020, it’s ‘absolutely perfect’.

The island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand takes second place in the ranking.

The village of Sant Jordi de ses Salines in Ibiza is fourth in the ranking and Airbnb has pulled out a jaw-dropping £2,607pn villa that's available to rent on the island (pictured)

The village of Sant Jordi de ses Salines in Ibiza is fourth in the ranking and Airbnb has pulled out a jaw-dropping £2,607pn villa that’s available to rent on the island (pictured) 

The ski village of Courchevel, France, is fifth on the list. This incredible five-bedroom chalet is available on Airbnb for £1,965 per night

The ski village of Courchevel, France, is fifth on the list. This incredible five-bedroom chalet is available on Airbnb for £1,965 per night

Ski in Norway comes sixth in the ranking. Airbnb has picked out this stunning £171-a-night villa for seven, which is just north of the town

Ski in Norway comes sixth in the ranking. Airbnb has picked out this stunning £171-a-night villa for seven, which is just north of the town

Seoul in South Korea is seventh on the list. This penthouse in the trendy Gangnam area of the city is available on Airbnb for £224 a night

Seoul in South Korea is seventh on the list. This penthouse in the trendy Gangnam area of the city is available on Airbnb for £224 a night

There you can book a ‘magnificent’ £1,364pn waterfront home that sleeps eight and was named ‘best honeymoon hideaway’ by the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London in 2015.

Third on the list is Bora-Bora in French Polynesia.

There travellers can rent a water bungalow for four that costs £294pn.

Guests comment on its cleanliness, comfort and love the fact that you can go snorkelling in the waters around it.

Sydney is eighth on the list. For £7,215 a night you can book this stunning Airbnb villa for 10, which features a breathtaking infinity pool

Sydney is eighth on the list. For £7,215 a night you can book this stunning Airbnb villa for 10, which features a breathtaking infinity pool

Sussex in Wisconsin is ninth on the list. Airbnb has put forward this enticing £527-a-night cabin for 10 on the prestigious Lake Denoon estate as an option for a visit to the state

Sussex in Wisconsin is ninth on the list. Airbnb has put forward this enticing £527-a-night cabin for 10 on the prestigious Lake Denoon estate as an option for a visit to the state

Maafushi in the Maldives is 10th on the list. The South Malé Atoll harbours this villa, which is rentable for £1,130 a night through Airbnb

Maafushi in the Maldives is 10th on the list. The South Malé Atoll harbours this villa, which is rentable for £1,130 a night through Airbnb

The village of Sant Jordi de ses Salines in Ibiza is fourth in the ranking and Airbnb has pulled out a jaw-dropping £2,607pn villa that’s available to rent on the island.

It’s called Can Savi, sleeps 12 and comes with a beautiful outdoor pool and exquisite interiors.

The rest of the top 10 wanderlust list comprises Courchevel, France (fifth); the town of Ski in Norway (sixth); Seoul, South Korea (seventh); Sydney, Australia (eighth); Sussex, Wisconsin, US (ninth), and Maafushi in the Maldives (10th).

The top ten wanderlust destinations are based on year-on-year growth in searches on Airbnb by Britons – January 1-9, 2021 vs January 1-9, 2020.

Rentals for all the top 10 locations are pictured here. Visit the Airbnb wishlist page for them here where more details are available. Other portals for dreamy rentals are available.

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