10 Awesome Airbnb Rentals In The Caribbean

From Aruba to St. Lucia, these vacation getaways deserve a spot on your wish list.

There's no shortage of grand resorts and charming boutique hotels in the Caribbean, but if you're looking for a little local flair, head to one of these Airbnb rentals.

Cooten House on Tortola
Cooten House on Tortola | Courtesy Airbnb

Fully operational after Hurricane Irma hit the BVIs in 2017, Tortola's hilltop, one-bedroom Cooten House boasts some pretty prime Caribbean views. Take them in from the outdoor dining area or while soaking in the sunken hot tub on the bedroom balcony.

Two-bedroom villa in Aruba
Two-bedroom villa in Aruba | Courtesy Airbnb

This sleek, two-bedroom villa (part of a four-villa compound) is across the street from Boca Catalina Beach on Aruba's posh northwest coast. Mid-century-modern interiors lead out to a shared pool area that feels more Palm Springs than Caribbean, but the snorkeling that beckons a few hundred feet away reminds you of exactly where you are.

Tree house in St. Lucia
Tree house in St. Lucia | Courtesy Airbnb

Heads up, honeymooners: There's no roughing it in this tree house in the village of Laborie – you've got an air-conditioned bedroom, a plunge pool, a full kitchen, and a private sundeck. The beach is a few yards away, and your on-site hosts are happy to arrange snorkeling excursions, dinner reservations, en-suite massages, and more.

Summer Hill in St. Maarten
Summer Hill in St. Maarten | Courtesy Airbnb

Families vacationing in St. Maarten can settle in at the five-bedroom Summer Hill villa overlooking Cole Bay. There's a full kitchen, a bunk bed room for the kids, and four bathrooms. Daily gatherings will surely revolve around that extra-large infinity pool.

Villa Tasha in Anguilla
Villa Tasha in Anguilla | Courtesy Airbnb

Plenty of luxurious accommodations await on this 16-mile-long island, including the new Villa Tasha, an uber-modern, one-bedroom space overlooking Limestone Bay. Be ready for spacious living areas, an inviting master bathroom with a spa tub, and million-dollar views from the private pool area out back.

Two-bedroom house in Barbados
Two-bedroom house in Barbados | Courtesy Airbnb

One of the best bang-for-your-buck rentals on Barbados is this oceanfront, two-bedroom house in Saint Joseph on the island's breezy Atlantic coast. (Pro tip: Reserve a rental car for island exploration.) The roomy, plantation-style estate features vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen, a library, and a gorgeous terrace overlooking the beach.

Villa Maria in Jamaica
Villa Maria in Jamaica | Courtesy Airbnb

Everything's handled at the four-bedroom Villa Maria, located a short ride outside of Montego Bay. The villa comes with a housekeeper, a driver, and a private chef, and other perks include a saltwater pool, private beach access, and a rooftop dining area.

One-bedroom apartment in Old San Juan
One-bedroom apartment in Old San Juan | Courtesy Airbnb

Post-Hurricane Maria, many of Puerto Rico's resorts and rentals are reopen or plan to return soon. In the heart of Old San Juan, this funky, one-bedroom apartment is right down the street from the Castle of San Cristóbal. It's a small but well-appointed space, with a kitchenette and a full-sized bedroom.

Cottonflower Suite in Turks and Caicos
Cottonflower Suite in Turks and Caicos | Courtesy Airbnb

The one-bedroom Cottonflower Suite is part of the larger Grace Shore Villas complex, which is great for those who don't want to splurge for the islands' five-star resorts, but still want amenities. Here you'll find three pools and many lounge areas, plus reserved access on nearby Grace Bay Beach, a quick walk or bike ride away.

Three-bedroom cottage on Harbour Island
Three-bedroom cottage on Harbour Island | Courtesy Airbnb

This three-bedroom cottage in Dunmore Town perfectly captures Harbour Island's chic vibe, with interiors that make it feel like it belongs in a home design magazine. When you're able to tear yourself away from your adorable digs, hop in the house golf cart and the beach is a four-minute ride away.