When you think about escaping to paradise, does a beachfront villa in the Caribbean spring to mind? Aside from providing plenty of living space—whether traveling as a family or with a group of friends—a villa rental offers privacy, both on the beach and at the pool. Love to cook? With a modern kitchen, it’s easy to delve into local culture by transforming fresh regional ingredients into a communal feast and enjoying at around a dining table with a sea view.
Best of all: The nightly cost per person is usually far less than what you would pay at a resort. Here are 10 beautiful Caribbean beach villas for rent on Vrbo. All accommodate at least six guests (and as many as 16), have a private pool or hot tub and can be booked for about $89 to $140 per person per night at full occupancy.
Sea’s Edge—St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Sweeping sea views—especially from the 42-foot infinity-edge pool—are one of the main selling points of this five-bedroom/five-bath villa set on a 60-foot cliff top overlooking Rendezvous Bay on the south shore of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
But a recent refurbishment has also freshened the indoor and outdoor living spaces with island-inspired décor, there’s a trail down to a small private cove and it’s just a 10-minute drive to Cruz Bay and 2.3 miles to famed white-sand beaches such as Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay Beach.
The villa is adults-only (all bedrooms have king or queen beds) and pets or smoking are not allowed.
Rates from $1,429 night for up to 10 guests, with a five-night minimum stay.
Estrella del Mar—Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Set in a quiet residential area on Playa Bonita Beach and offering direct access to the sand, this four bedroom/four-bathroom villa sleeps six adults and three children, making it ideal for young families looking to get away together or an intimate multigenerational gathering.
A thatch-covered veranda area overlooking the pool features a living area, dining area and hammock. There’s also an onsite housekeeper to keep things today and prepare breakfast and lunch (grocery costs not included).
Rates from $784 night for up to 9 guests, with a five-night minimum stay.
Camden Nook Beach Front Villa—Barbados
Airy and modern, the three-bedroom/three-bath Camden Nook villa is located steps from the sand between Mullins Beach and Holetown on the west coast of Barbados. Outdoor daybeds with gauzy canopies create a chic beach club vibe and a large plunge pool/Jacuzzi overlooks the brilliant blue sea—offering views of magnificent sunsets that guests rave about.
The villa also has a sleeper sofa, so it can accommodate up to eight guests and nearby Holetown, a charming foodie haven lined with restaurants, offers plenty of dining options.
Rates from $850/night for up to 8 guests, with a three-night minimum stay.
With its rattan furniture and soaring wood-beam ceilings, this villa feels right at home on Jamaica’s north shore. Located just yards away from the white sand and aquamarine sea of Bengal Beach, between Ocho Rios and Falmouth, Sandpebbles features four bedrooms/four bathrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests (bed configurations are ideal for six adults and four kids).
Loungers line a sparkling beachfront pool with a swim-up bar and indoor/outdoor living spaces with natural wood furniture make the most of the lush tropical setting and ocean views.
Rates from $890/night for up to 10 guests, with a three-night minimum stay.
Starfish Villa—St. Maarten
Located on Dawn Beach within the Coral Beach Club community on St. Maarten, the three-bedroom/three-bath Starfish Villa sleeps six and offers 5,300-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor living space. A recent renovation has brightened the overall ambience and given the home a modern gourmet kitchen.
Guests can lounge around a magazine-shoot-ready beachfront terrace and pool with a covered gazebo or relax indoors amid breezy décor featuring Tommy Bahama furnishings.
Rates from $575/night for up to 6 guests, with a five-night minimum stay.
Set around a main infinity pool overlooking the tranquil sea just to the east of Anguilla’s stunning Shoal Bay Beach, Bellamare Villa features three bedrooms (two of them with king-size beds and ocean views; the third is much smaller with the option of two twins or a king) and three bathrooms, making it ideal for two couples and two or three kids.
A shady gazebo, lush tropical foliage and natural stone accents outdoors are complemented by polished wood floors and a white, blue, gray and yellow palette inside.
Rates from $770/night for up to 8 guests, with a seven-night minimum stay.
Palm Jewel—Turks and Caicos
With room for 14 guests (eight of them adults), this five-bedroom/four-bathroom villa on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos makes a terrific spot for a small family reunion or a gathering of friends with young kids.
Located just 100 yards away from secluded, quarter-mile-long Sapodilla Beach, Palm Jewel features 2,200-sq. ft. of outdoor living space with a 40-foot infinity-edge pool, hammocks and a shady gazebo. Indoors, clean modern finishes and soaring whitewashed ceilings create a chic yet relaxed ambiance.
Rates from $950/night for up to 14 guests, with a seven-night (Saturday to Saturday) minimum stay.
Yumey Sands Villa—Exuma, Bahamas
Open-air relaxation, panoramic views and serene Out Island vibes are the hallmarks of this new four-bedroom/four-bath villa on Exuma in the Bahamas. It overlooks tranquil Tropic of Cancer Beach, sleeps 10 (eight of them adults) and features soaring ceilings with equally soothing taupe and pale blue décor atop natural wood flooring that brings the beach palette indoors.
An outdoor dining and lounging deck leads to a sparkling pool and hot tub with a stairway onto the beach.
Rates from $1,245/night for up to 10 guests, with a seven-night (Saturday to Saturday) minimum stay.
La Marea Oceanfront Three-Bedroom Villa—Antigua
Gather your best friends for a couples’ getaway at this sophisticated three-bedroom/three-bathroom oceanfront villa located on the northwest coast of Antigua. La Marea’s owner has filled the home with globally sourced, handcrafted furniture and artwork, giving it a Bali-and-Africa-meet-Caribbean ambience that’s rare in a rental villa.
There’s water access for snorkeling and beaches are nearby, but the pool with its surrounding green lawn is the place to be, especially at sunset when tangerine and mauve transform the 270-degree ocean views.
Rates from $760/night for up to six guests, with a three-night minimum stay.
Encantada Vieques Eco-Luxury Villa—Vieques, Puerto Rico
Open-air living is why many travelers escape to the Caribbean—and this five-bedroom/five-bathroom eco-villa on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques takes that concept to the max. Architect John Hix designed Encantada Vieques to be environmentally friendly and that not only means cement construction, no air-conditioning, and outdoor showers, but also no glass or screens in the windows. This provides natural cooling breezes, but also lets in local residents (yes, that means mosquitos and other larger insects).
Gather up to 16 friends or family to fill the various beds and sleeper sofas and enjoy being oh-so close to nature. It’s just a two-minute walk to Coco Beach, but the 94-foot infinity pool steals the show.
Rates from $1,299/night for up to 16 guests, with a three-night minimum stay.