When you travel to the Caribbean, you have several choices for where to stay. Nearly every island has hotels, and most have private villa rentals. What’s the difference between the two, though? Caribbean Villas offer world class luxury, space for your friends and family, and endless privacy all under one roof.
Renting a villa is a completely different experience than staying in a hotel. Here’s why:
Cook your own food or hire a private chef
Every island has several restaurants to try, but when a late night craving or early morning wake up call comes, most venues are closed. The solution? Cooking your own food in your villa. Not only does this give you more control, it also protects you from foodborne illnesses. If you would rather let someone else do the cooking for you, many villas include a private chef or have the option to book one. Villas have gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, ample utensils, and quality cookware, a dream for any cooking enthusiast.
Fully-furnished common areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms
Villas are bigger than hotel rooms, and designed to feel like home. Design schemes vary between Balinese, warm and earthy, ultra modern, and traditionally Caribbean. Well-maintained villas have modern amenities like Smart TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathrooms usually have deep soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and large walk-in closets. There are even outdoor tubs and rain head showers in some bathrooms to add a heavenly feel. The bedrooms are spacious, and usually have a private sitting area and balcony or terrace access.
Attached, private swimming pools
You and your guests can throw your own pool party whenever you want, thanks to villas’ privacy and exclusivity. At a hotel, you would have to stake out a lounger, share the pool with strangers, and are limited to open hours. The pools are nicely maintained, and usually surrounded by large decks with lounging chairs and al fresco dining. With no lifeguard to lock up, you can float around the pool until the sun comes up.
The beach in your backyard
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing outside the back door, and open the windows in the morning to watch the sunrise over the horizon. In a villa, you have total control of how close you are to the beach, what beach you’re on, and how often you visit it. Vacation rentals are all over the Caribbean, so travelers can sleep on almost any beach by renting a villa. For example, St. Martin has over 30 beaches on island, and several St. Martin Villas to choose from.
A unique way to spend time with friends and family
The strains of everyday life pile up, and taking a beach vacation is like hitting the reset button. Vacationing to the Caribbean is relaxing no matter what, but staying in a private home takes the stress of crowds, queues, and shared amenities out of the picture. In a villa, you have full control, full privacy, and full service. Everything is catered personally to you, and every home has a manager available around the clock.
Why would you ever stay in a hotel when a villa is waiting for you?