The Caribbean is the perfect destination for the laid-back tropical lifestyle that us luxury travellers adore so much. Stay in a luxury vacation rental with your family and friends and make a little corner of paradise your own. Caribbean rentals are your ideal partner when choosing a rental; whether you’d prefer to be right on the beach, tucked after up a quiet hill with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea or you want a golf course on your doorstep; whether you’d prefer a contemporary, minimalist villa or a classic Colonial property, there is bound to be one that perfectly matches your requirements in their large collection. Here is our pick of the top 5 luxury vacation rentals in The Caribbean…
Best for Sheer Luxury: Over Yonder Cay, Private Island, Bahamas
If your budget will stretch to the ultra-exclusive and ridiculously stunning Over Yonder Cay (which is one of the most expensive properties in the Luxury Retreats collection) then seriously, why not. The title doesn’t lie; you have your own private island. This is total paradise and it’s all yours. There are 15 bedrooms across four villas, you have a dreamy beachside location, of course a vast private pool that wraps half the property plus two other pools as well, a golf course, tennis courts, water sports equipment, a home theatre, gym, sauna and steam room and your every whim is met by the full staff. This is total heaven and a once in a lifetime experience that you’ll simply never forget. Bring 30 of your nearest and dearest, or for the ultimate in romance; just the two of you.
Prices start at $44,000 per night so it might not be accessible to everyone, but it’s always nice to have dreams.
Best for Colonial Style: Putt for Dough, Bahamas
The fabulously named “Putt for Dough” is a dose of sheer Colonial heaven. Sleeping 8 across 4 ensuite bedrooms, the beautiful luxury property is perfect for beachgoers and golf-lovers alike. Situated right next to a championship golf course, you’re a very short stroll from the first tee and about a 1-minute drive to the beach! Surrounded by lush gardens the house enjoys views across Winding Bay and you can enjoy the facilities at the local club too including the infinity pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, spa and restaurant.
Prices start from just $1,899 per night which for 8 people is impressive considering you have your very own Caribbean hideaway.
Best for Beachfront Living: Sentosa, Turks and Caicos
With the ultra-chic Sentosa, the sand is literally your front garden. Climb out of the infinity pool and onto the beach. Or stroll out of your bedroom in the morning straight onto the warm, soft sands; what a way to wake up. If you are seduced by the idea of beachfront living, this is the villa for you. There are 8 ensuite bedrooms and the villa is achingly stylish and very contemporary. The entire property is built for the ocean views and you could be forgiven for forgetting that you’re not actually sleeping on the beach half the time! Designer furnishings, high-vaulted ceilings, an open-plan layout and a wonderful terrace right by the beach make it feel very luxurious and very sociable; it’s the location of some incredible parties I have no doubt.
Prices start from $15,000 per night.
Best for Views: Endless Summer, Montego Bay, Jamaica
The gorgeous turreted mansion, Endless Summer, is one of Jamaica’s real stand out villas. Standing proudly in the lush hills overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, it affords spectacular views. The villa itself is very grand and striking; with red roofs, a vast sweeping white staircase, a gallery balustrade and wonderful grounds. It sleeps up to 16 across the 7 ensuite bedrooms and you have a full staff. There’s a charming swimming pool with a separate hot tub and a vast area for alfresco living; all of which enjoy those staggering views. You are just 15 minutes from downtown Montego Bay but still removed enough to be able to enjoy your own idyllic piece of paradise.
Prices start from just $1,214 per night which seems very reasonable for such a well-located and beautiful house.
Best for Contemporary Style: Beach Enclave 4, Turks and Caicos
For a more contemporary feel, the stunning Beach Enclave Beachfront Villa had me seduced at first glance. It’s true open plan living, with high ceilings and massive doors that open completely to bring the outside in so your alfresco space connects totally with the spacious lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. The property is mainly decorated in white which gives a clean, fresh and very modern feel. It sleeps 8 across 4 ensuite bedrooms and there’s also a swimming pool and a gym. You have private beach access via a beautiful carved limestone staircase. The villa is located on International Drive, a sought after address known for its prestigious designer homes and secluded living.
All these properties are from the Luxury Retreats portfolio. Luxury Retreats are a full service villa rental company who have everything from secluded homes to lavish beachfront estates. They can cater for large groups or arrange that special break just the two of you. Their fabulous guest support services not only help you with finding the villa for you but give you a 24/7 personal concierge service too. The concierge will take care of you beautifully; arranging car rentals, catering, spa treatments, sailing excursions and just about anything else you desire. Simply turn up and check into paradise, they’ll do the rest.
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