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The Coolest, Cheapest Airbnbs in the Caribbean

Caribbean Epic Stays
by Matthew Meltzer May 10, 2024

There is a way to enjoy sandy beaches and tropical views without dropping a ton of cash. If you’re into a more rustic experience, you can find clean, comfortable Airbnbs all over the Caribbean islands for well under $100 a night. Many are under $50, some nicer than fancy hotels. So if the Caribbean is on your mind for a future vacation, here are 10 places you can stay for pretty cheap.

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1. St. Vincent and Grenadines: Bottle House — $50 a night

Bottle N Conch tiny house Airbnb in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Though tiny-house living might not be for everyone, the views from this one — out over the lush Buccament Valley — will cure any lingering claustrophobia. The cottage is part of the Spirit of the Valley retreat, a series of four such houses with a private dam for swimming and their own donkey paddock. The house itself has a bamboo ladder you’ll ascend to the airy sleeping loft, where you’ll slumber nearly 2,000 feet above sea level. And if you get thirsty in the middle of the night, there’s fresh spring water coming out of the tap.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $50 per night

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2. Jamaica: Artist’s treehouse in woods — $100 a night

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Artists aren’t exactly known for living in the lap of luxury, so don’t expect a butler and Egyptian cotton sheets in this bungalow atop a hill. But who needs high thread counts when you wake up every morning to mountain-top views of the Caribbean? This cabin is in the Maryland District so if you’re looking for parties it’s not your spot. But it will be peaceful and allow easy access to hikes, beaches, and the rest of St. Andrew.

Two guests, two bedrooms
Price: $100 per night

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3. Aruba: Apartment three minutes from the beach — $79 a night

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This is the smallest of the sleek, modern Lagoon Studios, a recently renovated efficiency complex a brief stroll from the white sands of Aruba’s Renaissance Beach. It has no kitchen and no refrigerator, which might sound a little bare — until you think about what’s included in your average hotel room. The fixtures and furnishings are all up-to-date, and nearly every guest comments on the cleanliness. Plus, you get free beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas so you don’t go home sunburned.

Two guests, studio
Price: $79 per night

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4. Curaçao: House with private terrace and pool — $97 a night

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Though you might be tempted to spend all your time in Curaçao lounging atop the comfy chairs on your private terrace here, one trip to the sprawling pool deck at this gorgeous house and you’ll have a tough decision to make. The pool offers unparalleled views over the surrounding valley and the home is quite comfortable, the best you’ll find at this price point anywhere on the island.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $97 per night

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5. St. Lucia: Chalet le mar — $35 a night

Chalet Le Mar Airbnb with patio view overlooking St. Lucia

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St. Lucia is still a rugged, natural paradise, but parts of the island have gotten a little… overrun. To experience the tropical wonders of the island in complete serenity, head to this little cove near the village of Laborie, where your rustic wood cabin has a hammock on the porch with a direct view of the Caribbean. Stroll down the hill and you’ll be on a beach all by yourself, making for one of the most romantic — if not scaled back — vacations in the region.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $55 per night

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6. Dominican Republic: Gorgeous Airbnb in the heart of Santo Domingo — $39 a night

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Most trips to the Dominican Republic are of the beach-vacation variety, but if you want to check out the fascinating history of one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere, you won’t find a better apartment to rent. Here, Tory rents you his rooftop bachelor pad, with a big rooftop deck boasting white couches, a couch swing, plants on the wall, and views of the entire city. Inside, the bedroom has the same views, and the bathroom looks like it came from a boutique hotel. It’s a beautifully modern apartment that’s easily the best value in the Dominican capital.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $39 per night

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7. Guadeloupe: Airbnb bungalow with an epic view — $95 a night

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If you’re into island green — and who isn’t — this might be your bucket-list Caribbean Airbnb. Set in a tropical garden in the middle of the little island of Guadeloupe, this charming bungalow features vaulted ceilings with a large deck, island-themed bathroom décor, cozy chairs in the living room, and tropical accents pretty much everywhere else. It also has a beautiful view you’ll share with nobody else. And though beaches are up the road, this retreat will make you feel like you’re staying in a refined, colorful jungle.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $95 per night

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8. Puerto Rico: Treehouse — $136 a night

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They pretty much had us at “treehouse,” but in case you needed any more convincing to stay in this wee home set 20 feet up in a Flamboyan tree, the thing is pretty much all outdoors, with a cool breeze passing through from the kitchen to the bedroom. The walls in this Puerto Rico Airbnb find are all lined with natural grass, the bed has a veil over it, and there’s even a tire swing in front. Do heed the warnings, though: This treehouse is out in real nature. So there’ll be a symphony of frogs putting you to sleep, roosters waking you up, and neighboring dogs barking the rest of the time.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $136 per night

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9. Dominican Republic: Private villa with a pool and incredible view — $99 a night

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Not only does this historic two-bedroom house have enough room to sleep two couples comfortably, but it also has that rarest of amenities in cheap Caribbean Airbnbs: a view of the sea that is unobstructed by other vacation rentals. So after a hard day on the sand, you’ll trek home to chill out in climate-controlled comfort. The complex also has a spacious pool deck, which is only slightly closer than the ocean. Plus, the interior offers those island vibes that brought you to the Caribbean in the first place.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $99 per night

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10. Curaçao: Bohemian surf apartment — $31 a night

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Here’s another title that doesn’t exactly scream “five-star luxury” — but for private accommodations on a luxe Caribbean island, this is one incredible value. For less than the price of in-flight WiFi, you get Kokolishi, a space full of light tropical breezes designed by an artist who works with recycled materials. It’s a short walk to surfing beaches, and the owners even offer a special “surf shuttle.” Though if your definition of “bohemian” involves laying in an orange hammock all day, you can do that too.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $31 per night

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Curaçao: Stylish apartment in Willemstad – $96 a night

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Curaçao has some cracking sunsets, so you need a rental with outdoor space to enjoy them. This condo has a terrace where you can kick back after a day exploring the island. Talking of exploring, the Airbnb is located in a quiet neighborhood within a 10-minute drive of famous beaches like Zanzibar and Mambo Beach. So it’s ideal for those who want to get up early and go for an ocean swim. Or you can jump in the rental’s outdoor pool before having breakfast on the deck.

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Saint Martin: Beachfront one-bedroom apartment – $166 per night

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It might not be a massive surprise that luxury resorts in Saint Martin can cost several thousand dollars per night. Of course, that’s for an uber-opulent all-inclusive with adults-only pools and a butler cabana service. But who needs that? Instead, check out this cute one-bedroom apartment that’s literally on the beach. There’s a sea view from the outdoor sitting area, pool and charming garden of plum trees where you can grill fresh fish from the local market.

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Anguilla: One-bedroom cottage near Island Harbor – $215 per night

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Anguilla is another island where you need to do some homework to find an affordable vacation rental. Although this Airbnb is a smidge more expensive than many others on neighboring islands, it’s a steal for Anguilla. The place has one bedroom and sleeps three, so it’s perfect for a small family or couple. It sits on the eastern side of the island, a five-minute drive from Shoal Bay and just over three minutes to Island Harbor.

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Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Charming two-bedroom apartment steps from Fort James beach – $120 per night

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The host states this two-bedroom rental is the perfect base for horse riding and Segway tours. Located steps from Fort James beach – a soft white sand beach that’s one of the best places for clear water swimming and snorkeling on the island – the rental is part of a larger property, but you have access to all the facilities. It even has a dedicated workspace for digital nomads who’d prefer to work from the Caribbean.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis: Elevated cottage overlooking Turtle Beach Cove – $179 per night

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This island-style artistic cottage is situated on the hillside in Saint Kitts and Nevis. It overlooks the quiet Turtle Beach Cove and offers stunning ocean views. The rental is designed with natural materials and features hardwood floors, a king-size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The cottage is ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway in a beautiful Caribbean location. It’s worth noting there are quite a few steps leading up to the cottage without handrails, but the view is a nice reward.

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Turks and Caicos Islands: Beachfront condo with three private balconies – $239 per night

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This condo is part of a complex of stunning modern condos on the beach of Cockburn Town, on the west side of Grand Turk. Pillory Beach stretches right along the town’s main street. The sand is powder white, and the water is clear and calm, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You can rent snorkel gear from several shops in town. As the complex sits directly on the beach, you can step out your patio door and onto the soft sand.

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St. Vincent and Grenadines: Villa with a view of Grenadines – $97 a night

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This affordable villa should cost more for the views alone. It’s also worth noting that the house is spread over three floors. On the top level, you’ll find the master suite. On the middle, the kitchen, dining, and living room, plus two queen-sized bedrooms, and the bottom floor, you’ll find the laundry. A lovely wooden deck stretches from the living area to outside, where you can enjoy your money coffee with a view of the ocean. [mn-post-emder]

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