The Best Airbnbs in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an exotic Caribbean island and U.S territory, tucked between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands. It is hard to believe that this tropical paradise is a mere 2-hour flight from Miami and you don’t even need a passport to get there!!! When you arrive in Puerto Rico, you’ll discover lush rainforests, world-class surfing, historic colonial town Old San Juan, and even a bay where you can swim amongst tiny glowing bioluminescent plankton. For all of the trip planning details you need check out my Ultimate Guide to Puerto Rico.
And while I do love a good resort in Puerto Rico, Airbnb’s are skyrocketing in popularity in the area due to the variety of stays and the private experience they offer (especially during pandemic times when the more secluded the better – I’m LOVING airbnbs over hotels these days). So I wanted to round up some of the most sought-after properties in Puerto Rico that will have you swooning in no time!! Start packing those bags!
THE BEST AIRBNBS IN PUERTO RICO
The Best Airbnbs in San Juan
6 bedroom, 13 Guests
This urban beach sanctuary is but a few steps away from one of the best beaches in the San Juan area, Isla Verda. With close proximity to town, you’ll also be within walking distance of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The villa is divided into the main house and a two bedroom casita, but guests will have access to the entire property. With its proximity to the airport, this airbnb is a great starting point for any Puerto Rico trip, you can explore Old San Juan and hit the town before heading on to explore the rest of the island.
3 Bedrooms, 8 guests
This modern sleek airbnb is located just outside of San Juan and only 10 minutes from El Yunque National Rainforest, a total private oasis. The modern architecture and private pool is great for a family getaway, girls trip, or group vacation.
Villa Palacio is a sophisticated luxe resort villa located within the exclusive St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande. This unique villa has abundant living space, a large private terrace with a gas grill overlooking the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course, and a fully equipped kitchen. Villa Palacio guests enjoy full access to the resort amenities which include the Beach Club, Golf Club,, Gym, Tennis Club, Boathouse with water sports, and 483 acres of gated pristine maritime forest.
3 Bedrooms, 6 Guests
Some of the most exclusive beachfront properties in Puerto Rico reside within the Ritz Carlton Reserve, Dorado Beach. Where you’ll have a full time butler on-call, golf carts to bring you from the beaches to the bars/restaurants or even to their 5-star jungle spa. This airbnb is possibly the most luxurious airbnb in Puerto Rico – the beaches are fully private, and you’ll have access to the resort’s multiple pools and accommodations.
The Best Airbnbs in Isabella
4 Bedrooms, 8 Guests
This private villa sits on a 3 acre plot along one of Puerto Rico’s only golf courses and is walking distance to the beach! Often used for yoga and meditation retreats, this modern and airy home has a private pool, outdoor showers and rooftop views. Isabella is on the west side of the island, approximately 12 minutes from the Aguadilla Airport and 1hr 20 minutes from San Juan.
The Best Airbnbs in Rincon/Aguadilla
1 Bedroom, 2 guests
This sparkling clean boho-chic suit is a romantic escape right next to the surf town of Rincon. With it’s own private pool you could stay to recharge, or head out to Domes beach for those surf lessons you keep saying you’ll get one day.
A concrete paradise, this newly built casita has all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. From its salt water pool, fully stocked kitchen and gas grill you’ll be poolside chillin’ and grillin’ with friends or family in no time!! Just a few minutes drive from some of Aguadilla’s and Rincon’s top beaches!
3 Bedroom, 6 Guests
Located on the Northwestern point of the island, Casa Grande sits cliffside in the gorgeous Aguadilla area with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape! Aguadilla is close to Rincon and is also known for its great access to surfing!
7 bedrooms, 14 Guests
This villa has all the boxes checked for me, not one but TWO jacuzzis, an impressive pool, private beach and insane views. If you’re traveling with a large group of friends and want somewhere with space for everyone, this is the spot!! Perfect for poolside lounging and is a great base for exploring the island. Make sure to check out Survival beach while you’re there!
3 Bedrooms, 6 Guests
This two-story modern retreat is positioned on a green hilltop overlooking the turquoise sea below. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with mosquito nets wrap around porch. The house strives to be as sustainable as possible with solar powered pool mechanicals, hot water heaters and a solar back-up system to keep the basics powered at all times. Private chef and on-site massages can be arranged.
6 Bedrooms, 16 Guests
Villa Encantada is an open air, modern eco-luxury villa that seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor spaces. Situated on a gated 5-acre beach front lot, this villa also features a magnificent 94ft pool that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. You’ll be within walking distance of the main drag of the Island, Esperanza, where you can grab drinks at Lazy jacks and traditional Mofungo at El Quenepo.
The Best Airbnbs on Culebra Island
3 bedrooms, 6 Guests
This might be the only villa that has private access to the world famous Flamenco Beach. Known for its long stretches of white sand and shady palms, Punta Flamenco is the best of the best when it comes to location. As if that wasn’t enough, this villa comes with 4 kayaks, 2 paddleboards, snorkel equipment and a private pool to boot.
5 Bedrooms, 10 guests
Culebra is where the locals go on vacation-you can’t argue with white sand beaches like the infamous Flamenco Beach, or swimming with sea turtles. This is the perfect airbnb for a group spring break beach getaway, fitting 10 guests comfortably! You’ll have panoramic views, your own private theater and you’ll also be within walking distance of Zoni Beach!
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