This Magical Airbnb Will Fulfill All Your Mermaid Dreams

Neighbours include Dory, Nemo and Sebastian the red Jamaican crustacean

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If you’ve always wondered what it is like to live in the sea, Airbnb has revealed the next best thing: A holiday home that floats above one of the richest marine environments on the planet—The Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

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Besides the most awe-inspiring sea view you’ll ever find, the resort-chic “apartment” boasts two open-air bedrooms and an outdoor living deck complete with plush cushions that make sunbathing all the more comfortable. This is the same deck that you can jump off right into the crystal blue waters—together with your host, Pascal and a personal marine biologist, of course, who will take you on the tour of 600 types of vivid corals.

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And if you are lucky, you might even get to see some of your “neighbours”: The surrounding ocean is home to 1,625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, 100 species of jellyfish, 3,000 varieties of molluscs and over 30 species of whales and dolphins.

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The best part of this exclusive one-night-only stay? It is free. Yes, you read right. All you need to do is submit a 500-character letter describing why you and three guests belong on the reef by 30 June.

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Unveiled in partnership with Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory movie (which starts showing today), this exclusive stay is happening 13-14 July — so you better start writing!

Visit https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/gbr for more information.

By Dana Koh

 

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