Caribbean Vacation Rentals

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One of the best ways to ensure that you will have an unforgettable Caribbean vacation is to find a retreat where you can relax and regroup after an exciting day of snorkeling and sailing, hiking or off shore diving or gazing at a black sand ...Read more


 

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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Overview
One of the best ways to ensure that you will have an unforgettable Caribbean vacation is to find a retreat where you can relax and regroup after an exciting day of snorkeling and sailing, hiking or off shore diving or gazing at a black sand beach or taking in a game or golf or tennis. While there are many great places to stay in the Caribbean, there's nothing like having your very own villa tucked away from the hustle, bustle and flash of massive motels and hi-rise hotels. There are many Caribbean villa rentals available throughout the year and whether its hi-season or low, VacationHomes.com offers an extensive list of Caribbean vacation rentals to suit a variety of styles, tastes and budget.

If you're in the beginning stages of planning your trip, a great place to start is by choosing the perfect vacation island from one of the endless number of exotic islands that are the Caribbean. You can find listings of Caribbean villa rentals throughout all of the islands including popular destinations like: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Aruba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Belize, and the British Virgin Islands.

Weather
When searching for Caribbean villa rentals, be sure to also research current weather conditions for each specific island in your search as the amount of showers, sunshine or overcast skies depends on the locale. For example, the island with the least amount of rain is Aruba. Humidity and Hurricanes are the two weather conditions that can affect your travel plans and what to pack. Temperatures hover around 80°, year around and during the mid-afternoon hours, the heat and humidity can be stifling. There is relief—expect a significant dip in temperatures during the evening through early morning hours.

Attractions and Activities
The Caribbean and it's denizens welcome millions of visitors each year as they flock here to relax on some of the worlds best beaches, snorkel in crystal clear waters, scuba dive, sail, golf, hike through rainforests, take snapshots of magnificent volcanoes and sample everything the vibrant and diverse Caribbean culture has to offer.

There are so many islands in the Caribbean, each with dozens of attractions and activities, that weeding through all there is to do might be a bit overwhelming. Here, we will highlight a few of popular locales and attractions, each with its fair share of Caribbean villa rentals, Caribbean vacation homes and many other Caribbean vacation rentals. If you're interested in destinations like Aruba or Jamaica, there are many Caribbean villas and Caribbean vacation homes available. In Aruba, you can relax at Palm Beach. This white sand beach is said to be one of the best 12 beaches in the world or you can head to the Northeast coast (Weg Mar Fontein, Aruba) for amazing sights and photo ops. The Fontein and Quadiriki Caves are one of the main attractions here and there's plenty of filtered sunlight, so no worries about your photos. Besides a few hundred harmless bats, this attraction is virtually hassle-free.

If you find your perfect vacation retreat among the many Caribbean vacation rentals in Montego Bay, Jamaica, head to Montego Bay Marine Park where you can engage in a variety of water sports, go diving or snorkeling or take a guided tour or sightseeing trip to explore the many waterfalls, rivers and wildlife.

If you're considering staying in one of the many Caribbean villas or Caribbean vacation homes in the Bahamas, one of the biggest attractions among the 700 islands in the Bahamas is Grand Bahama. It's true, many visitors do come here to gamble, shop and lay-out on the beach, but this location also offers an abundance of wildlife, some of the whitest sand beaches and lush forests filled with Cuban pine. The Bahamas is also a great destination for families. Search through a variety of Caribbean villa rentals and Caribbean vacation rentals to find many Caribbean vacation homes near the beach where kids can build sand castles during the day and unwind under the stars at night.

Booking Caribbean vacation rentals in the islands most popular area—Lucaya/Freeport—would be a great way to stay in close proximity to the islands variety of nature trails, museums and popular Lucaya National Park, which claims to house the worlds largest underwater cave system, complete with blueholes, bats, swamps, kayaking and beaches. When searching through listings, be sure to note Caribbean vacation homes or Caribbean villa rentals near the western end of the southern shore.

During low season, travelers benefit from a savings of up to (and in some cases, exceeding) 40% on Caribbean villa rentals and Caribbean vacation homes. Check for Caribbean villa rentals in the Cayman Islands where you can take advantage of the sparse visitor population and the laid back atmosphere to indulge in the islands two most popular activities: snorkeling and relaxing on the world famous, Seven Mile Beach. The lifestyle here revolves around the sea and not much else, so when searching for Caribbean villa rentals keep the three islands and what each has to offer in mind: Grand Cayman—more developed and shopping is available; Little Cayman and Cayman Brac—much smaller in size, not a major tourist attraction and you'll spend the majority of your time relaxing on the beach or lounging around one of the islands Caribbean villas. So if you're on a honeymoon and you want lots of privacy or you just want to escape from the rest of the world, search through Caribbean villas or Caribbean vacation homes in Little Cayman or Cayman Brac.

If you're mesmerized by intense black sand beaches, search through Caribbean vacation rentals in Dominica. The youngest of all the Caribbean islands, Dominica is nature at its best. Referred to as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean," rivers, waterfalls, lush forests, rolling hills, unspoiled woods and secluded coastlines, make Dominica a nature lover's paradise. Dominica's hiking trails are among some the best and most challenging in the world. Boling Lake (six hours round trip) and Morne Diablotin (Devils Mountain), are two of the Islands most challenging trails. With the help of a local guide, hikers have a front row seat magnificent rainforests, rare tropical animals and two of Dominica's endemic parrots – the Jaco and Sisserou. To catch a glimpse of these birds is the light at the end of a long tunnel as you have to reach the islands highest peak (4,747 feet) to get to them. It can be extremely challenging, but not impossible. Devils Mountain is a day long hike.

Restaurants
There are literally thousands of excellent restaurants to choose from for tourist staying in Caribbean villa rentals. So the task of selecting and highlighting the best one or two can be daunting. If you have a taste for just about any type of ethnic cuisine, rest assured, there is a restaurant or two or three or four for you. Most Caribbean restaurants offer a mélange of food types, usually all in the same dish! Culinary influences include: African, British, Chinese, Dutch, Danish, French, Indian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and the list goes on and on. So whether you're looking for a gourmet dinner, casual dining, breakfast or brunch—the Islands of the Caribbean offer more options than you'll know what to do with.

Nightlife
While much of the Caribbean is known for its tranquility and many come here to relax on the beach, connect with nature or sample everything the sea has to offer, party-goers can still find many Caribbean villas or Caribbean vacation rentals near casinos, clubs, live music, bars and bodegas. Destinations like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico offer the most in the way of discos and clubbing while Aruba is a hotspot for casinos with cabarets & comedy shows. Head to Curacao where jazz music abounds or if you're interested in live reggae music or impromptu dance performances—Jamaica is the place for you! You may even find a variety of Caribbean villas within earshot of all the music and festivities—privacy with a sprinkling of background hubbub.

Accommodations
Visitors to the Caribbean have a plethora of options when it comes to lodging. Searching through Caribbean vacation rentals can be made easy by first choosing an island or area, then deciding if you would like to search through Caribbean villa rentals on a weekly basis or Caribbean villas at a monthly rate, if possible. Do you know how many beds and baths a you would like your Caribbean vacation home to have? Next, choose a price range. Depending on whether you want maid service, a pool, food, etc, the prices for Caribbean villas rentals can range from roughly $600-700 per week well into the thousands—also dependent upon location. Private owners also offer Caribbean villa rentals with interiors and services ranging from the modest to the lavish.

Once you have compiled a list of the most attractive Caribbean villas to suit your taste and budget, VacationHomes.com provides you with the contact information you will need in order to inquire about availability and ask any additional questions you may have.

So whether you're interested in snorkeling or sailing, dancing or scuba diving, relaxing or shopping, playing the slots or hiking, there are hundreds of islands to choose from and VacationHomes.com can help you navigate your way through a vast selection of Caribbean villa rentals to suit your interests.

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