Is a Caribbean getaway in your future? It should be.
Many of the islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year are making a comeback, welcoming visitors and announcing to the world that they are open for business. Jamaica is booming with standouts like Jewel Montego Bay Resort & Spa and Half Moon, while Puerto Rico is bouncing back with big names like Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve that reopened this month. And those aren't the only options. You can rent your own private villa and have your own pool — with a view.
For many, the word “villa” conjures images of jet-setting celebrities. But the path to your own private villa isn’t as expensive as you might think. If you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, and when, you can easily come out ahead. Do your homework, taking time to sleuth properties on Google Earth and Street View, and always use a secure payment system to ensure you don’t get scammed. For more tips on renting a villa with confidence, this guide should be a great help.
If money isn’t an issue, but you aren’t sure where to start looking, allow us to present this curated list of Caribbean rentals you need to book now. In sunny Antigua and Barbuda, a stylish oceanfront villa boasts a top-level room with a sun deck. In Jamaica, you can forgo the all-inclusive scene for something much more luxurious: your own spacious villa with all the trimmings one would expect from a five-star resort. Not convinced renting a villa’s the best way to go? Villa Nonna, a five-suite manse in St. John with an infinity-style pool overlooking the ocean should help change your mind.