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Laid-back beaches, lush mountains, and that unbeatably blue ocean: Jamaica has lots to offer in every corner of the island. Cramming endless adventures into a relatively small space, you could spend weeks exploring Jamaica’s treasure trove of natural beauty. If you’re looking for relaxation, head to Negril for lazy days spent swimming in the sea. Or visit The Blue Mountains, which offer a misty escape with some seriously unique Airbnbs tucked away.
Explore the rest of the island for Reggae bars, snorkeling or diving opportunities, and plenty of culture in between. Read on for all of our favorite Airbnbs in Jamaica.
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Palm Villa is exactly what its name suggests: a luxurious, airy villa swathed in palm trees. This spacious villa has room for 10 guests with five bedrooms and 5,000 square feet of beachfront space in total. Tucked beneath the palm trees just off Seven Mile Beach in Negril, this gorgeous rental is only steps from white sands and turquoise waters. The home’s relaxed, open interiors promise a relaxing vacation, with king beds en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and ocean views. Though chef service is included in your stay, the villa has a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar for a slow family morning. It’s easy to socialize or spend a quiet afternoon reading at this magical spot. Open the double doors in the living room to let in breezes from the outdoor dining area or gather around the bar for refreshments. Palm Villa also has its own private pool, surrounded by a terrace with plenty of loungers, a breezy outdoor living area and a shaded al-fresco dining room.
This huge, fully-staffed beach house sits on a quiet lagoon, providing a peaceful backdrop in a stunning setting. With room for eight guests, it’s perfect for family vacations or large groups of friends looking to spend some time chilling in Montego Bay. The best part about this property? Its private beach, which you can access in just a few steps from the doors. While the inside of this spot is pretty impressive, the outside is where you’ll likely spend most of your time. Here, the options are endless: Lounge in the sunshine by the infinity pool, sip on margaritas at the alfresco bar or grab snorkeling gear, sailboats or kayaks to explore the bay. A range of beds across the four bedrooms means both adults and children will sleep happily here, and the fully equipped nature of this spot means all needs are covered. The villa has a dedicated pool deck and manicured gardens for you to enjoy, too.
This cozy one-bedroom apartment sits inside a luxurious gated community, which means it comes at a slightly more budget-friendly price tag but also with free access to all of the amenities inside of the community. And that’s a pretty long list, once you’ve explored the entire place. The apartment itself has room for four guests in one bedroom and comes with a vibrant color palette that promises to wake you up each morning before you head out to explore. There’s one King-size bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, for four guests in total. The living room has a 50″ Smart TV and a four-seater dining table. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout, so you can easily show off those stunning bedroom views to all of your friends back home. Outside, you’re free to use the gym, infinity-edge pool, and playground. The ground floor also opens onto a cozy backyard space that flows into an open green area.
Trade Winds offers unbeatable views over the ocean in a breathtaking setting that ensures you always feel relaxed and at peace. Everything about this Airbnb is suitably swish, designed to cater to expensive tastes. With space for 10 guests across five bedrooms, everyone will be more than satisfied enjoying the infinity pool, outdoor lounging and dining areas, al-fresco wet bar and barbecue. There’s also an Apple TV, a Sonos sound system, a foosball table and Wi-Fi, so you’ll always be entertained one way or another. Dark-wood furniture and roll-arm sofas set the scene for a chilled vacation in the living and dining rooms inside the villa. There are three bedrooms in the villa’s main house and two in a cottage; all five have en-suite bathrooms. In the main house, you’ll find two bedrooms with king beds and one bedroom with a queen bed. Both cottage bedrooms have king beds and al-fresco showers, making it perfect as a honeymoon-style retreat for a couple or a quiet spot for a family traveling with younger children.
You’ll never feel more like a celebrity than when you’ve checked in and made yourself at home at The Palms at Galinia. This stunning property consists of multiple sprawling buildings all interconnected, with its own fairytale-esque turret and vibrant color all around. Perfect for larger groups, it easily fits 14 guests throughout seven bedrooms. And, with the size of this place, you’ll likely feel like it would fit a lot more. This all-inclusive property comes with everything so that you’ll never need – or want – to leave. All bedrooms here have their own AC, TV and ensuite bathrooms, while the huge master bedroom boasts a personal veranda and Jacuzzi tub with a custom-built shower that has a Bluetooth radio. Downstairs, there’s a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee/tea maker, cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware. And outside, you’ll find poolside lounge chairs and multi-colored jet lights, which means enjoying the pool even at nighttime. Housekeeping and chef services are included in the rental price, adding the cherry on top of the cake.
This luxurious five-bedroom villa is one designed for guests looking for a truly relaxing break in Jamaica. Designed to include everything you could possibly need for a stress-free vacation, it’s got room for up to 12 guests and goes above and beyond with impressive amenities. For water lovers, there’s a large pool at the property, offering swimming and tanning opportunities all day. There’s also the ocean not too far away, with views of the sea from many of the rooms here. Set on a beautiful hillside with a panoramic view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, this villa is one of the most popular in the area. The two acres of private tropical gardens that house this luxurious villa are set in the heart of Spring Farm Estates, and you’ve also got free entry to Rose Hall Beach Club, only four minutes away by car. Here, you can enjoy its gorgeous white sand beach with a swimming pool, bar, and grill.
The vibrant colors of this two-bedroom villa personify everything that Jamaica offers as a vacation destination. With room for up to six guests, this luxury villa is one you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out, with a private pool, easy beach access and plenty of spots for relaxing. Furnishings here are a cool combination of Asian antique and tropical colonial, so you’ll likely take lots of photos before you’ve even admired the breathtaking views of the deep blue sea to the north and magnificent lush vegetation to the south. Set in the private and gated enclave of Spring Farm at Rose Hall, this villa features a main house and a cottage, with two private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen opens up into a spacious, natural light-filled living and dining space with a large six-seater dining table and comfortable sofa and daybed. If you’re traveling in a larger group, you can fit another adult on this bed.
This seriously cool eco-retreat lets you see a whole different side of Jamaica. Set in Hope Bay, it’s situated right next to the river, ensuring a chilled-out backdrop to fall asleep and wake up to each day. With one bedroom and room for up to three guests, this guesthouse is a perfect mix of rural charm and modern comfort. A nature lover’s dream, with stunning views and fresh mountain pools on your doorstep, there’s nothing beyond this Airbnb except for the uninterrupted mountain path leading straight to Blue Mountain peak. Walk a few footsteps from your room and jump in for a swim in the mountain river pools. The Airbnb features all the necessities: a kitchen, bathroom, Wi-Fi and breakfast. And then there are the cooler parts like weekly dances in the village square, where guests can experience the rural Jamaican party scene with music, rum and lots of dancing.
City Nirvana is sleek and stylish, a building that looks like it would fit in just as well in Western Europe or North America. But instead, it’s based here, in Kingston, Jamaica, providing a beautiful setting for your vacation in this country. This cool cabin has room for two guests in one bedroom, but that one room brings together all of the essentials and more. A safe, urban retreat that’s hidden in plain sight, it’s a wooden cabin in the vibrant Liguanea area. From the queen-sized bed upstairs, you’ll be able to gaze out at the garden or stare at the floral mural on the wall. Downstairs, there’s a kitchenette and living room, as well as a large bathroom with an outdoor shower. The conch shell showerhead and surrounding palm and heliconia plants promise an Instagram-worthy refreshing start to the day. This is a place renowned for its relaxation: reconnect with nature, enjoy amazing mountain views, stroll through the verdant garden and listen to birds during the day and creatures at night.
The Love Shack is a cute, brightly colored cottage in Little Bay, which is perfect for a couple looking for a different experience in Jamaica. This authentic spot brings together the best of Jamaican culture, with its gorgeous garden and its own Reggae Bar. Open skies, phenomenal sunsets, and beautiful seaside views are just some of the reasons you’ll want to stay here. The best part about this Airbnb? If you’re traveling as a couple, you can book one individual cottage. But if you’re traveling in a larger group, you can book the entire place. Staying here gives you access to the communal garden and bar areas, the pool and seaside, as well as the villa’s kitchen and 3rd-floor observation deck. If you don’t fancy cooking for yourself, you can also order some or all of your meals in true delicious, authentic Jamaican style straight from the owners.
Your stay at Villa Elia promises to be nothing short of amazing, with its spectacular beachside location and affinity for pure relaxation. This tropical paradise sits in a popular spot in Treasure Beach, with picture-perfect features that make it seem like something out of a movie. You’ll be greeted by real-life sea turtles when you first arrive here before you’re inevitably distracted by the incredible base that Villa Elia offers. A place that guests report looks even better in real life, it offers a panoramic view over Treasure Beach, a private deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, a bathroom with an open sky shower and swinging chairs in the sand dunes just out the front of the property that faces the sea. Basically, if you enjoy sea and sky views, this is a definite place to stay. In total, it can fit eight guests across three bedrooms, and there’s plenty more fun activities to explore in the nearby area.
This Airbnb might call itself a cottage but it’s definitely one of the most stylish cottages we’ve ever seen, in a sleek white design with plenty of natural light and balconies sprinkled throughout. With two bedrooms and space for four guests, it’s an ideal setup for families in Montego Bay and comes with everything you need for a Jamaican adventure. Set in a perfect location, you’re only five minutes away from the world-famous Doctors Cave Beach here and pretty close by to the airport, too. As well as all of the essentials at this property, you’ll find a beautiful garden area, a Bose music system inside the cottage for entertainment and views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The cottage is set on the grounds of the host’s own house, which means there’s always someone nearby to offer recommendations.
If you’re looking to party it up in Jamaica, you probably won’t like the location of this property. But, if you’re looking for close proximity to the sea and a wonderful setting for rest and relaxation, it’s one you’ll definitely want to book. Set inside a larger, vibrant yellow proper, this one-bedroom unit is spacious and airy. Its main starring attraction is that it’s the only Airbnb in the area, which is otherwise populated with expensive hotels. The apartment is best suited to two people, and includes one double bed in the bedroom, a cozy living room with sea view and a kitchenette with everything you could need for cooking. You’re also free to enjoy the Jamaican garden at the back of the house, with exotic plants like coconuts, guinep, soursop, breadfruit, ackee and almond trees. You can also try fresh plantains and bananas if you come at the right time of year.
Everything about Calypso Shores is pretty much perfect. From its location in Montego Bay, which puts you in a prime position for all kinds of adventures, through to the property itself, which is like something off of a movie set. This seriously spacious house has room for up to eight guests, with four bedrooms and endless amounts of communal space. You’ll probably spend most of your time here outdoors, tanning under the palm trees or relaxing in the pool. This beachfront luxury villa sits within the Lagoons, a gated community with its own private beach. Gorgeous alfresco living spaces, breathtaking lagoon views, exquisite living and dining areas and four suburb bedroom suites ensure you feel like a total celebrity while staying here. The rental also includes a cook, butler, gardener, and housekeeping, as well as water sports and leisure equipment like a thirteen-foot Hobie sailboat.
Tumbleweed Cottage might not be luxury living but it’s a wonderful escape for golfers, writers, painters and other weekend travelers. This cozy cottage sits in Ocho Rios, perfectly located for switching off and making the most of nature while you’re in this part of the world. This charming, chic, cut-stone cottage is set in a lush tropical garden, full of hummingbirds, crickets, lizards and butterflies. With one bedroom and room for three guests, split between two beds, it comes with one A/C unit as well as ceiling fans and screens to keep the place cool. This rustic spot has its own outdoor shower under the open sky, as well as a living room and kitchenette for relaxing during the day. Outdoors, there’s a private pool hidden away in a dense garden, as well as a smaller massage pool on top of the main pool with a waterfall.
This beautiful villa merges the gap between luxury living and laidback Jamaican charm, with a building connected by bamboo and an infinity pool overlooking the deep blue sea. The entire villa has two bedrooms with space for four guests, who will all love its facilities like the pillow top, deep filled mattresses, beautiful rock shower and private pool. The decor here is stylish and tailored, with a standalone bathtub and robes free for guests to use. Located in the exclusive area of Treasure Beach, it’s within easy walking distance of nearby restaurants and bars and comes with breathtaking mountains and ocean views. A perfect choice for those looking for a vacation to soak up the sun, sea and sand without staying somewhere too touristy, this gorgeous villa is a real hidden gem.
This treehouse in the sky offers a bird’s eye view of Tower Isle, in a unique spot that you’ll remember forever. A larger Airbnb than it looks from the outside, you’ll comfortably fit six guests into this treehouse, spread throughout three bedrooms with plenty of communal space for all to enjoy. Known as the biggest and most unique treehouse in the Caribbean, it’s nestled among numerous fruit trees and sits 50 feet above the river. While this place does fit a larger group, it’s also a truly romantic place that couples will love, too. There’s a veranda with a table for two in an intimate setting overlooking the river below, as well as a kitchen, a bar and a large dining room table with seating for eight and a large bathroom. Pick mangoes from inside the treehouse or wander down the rope bridge for a closer glimpse at the water.
You’ll spot this majestic villa from miles away before you’ve even got up close enough to appreciate everything it entails. A wonderfully airy villa set in Tower Isle, it’s got space for up to 10 guests with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Set right next to the ocean, you’ll wake up to the sounds of the sea every morning here with the sea on one side and luscious greenery on the other side. Known for its relaxing atmosphere, this property is tucked away in a quiet, safe residential area. Tranquility, beautiful scenery and the variety of palm trees and fruit trees ensure full appreciation of everything Jamaica has to offer, all tucked away inside one house. Bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room are on the lower floors here. The upper level is the coolest one: home to a minibar, multiple porches and amazing views of the ocean.
Drew’s Escape is a popular Airbnb spot in Treasure Beach, providing a chilled-out rental for you to enjoy with your other half. More than 100 positive reviews ensure you’ll almost definitely have a great time while staying here, thanks to its laidback appeal and great location. While it’s not a luxury Airbnb, it does come with everything you’d need. Each cabin here is designed in a traditional, rustic style, fitted with a queen-sized bed and a fan to keep you cool. Set only 500 feet from the beach, you’ll likely spend your days here tanning, swimming or surfing, before heading back to lie in the hammock and relax under the trees. Only walking distance from the nearest shops, this Airbnb is the perfect fusion of escapism and accessibility.
This rustic Airbnb promises a carefree adventure in the depths of Jamaica, in a perfect setting that intrepid explorers will adore. With two bedrooms and space for up to four guests, it’s a great spot for groups of friends or a family looking to head a little off the beaten track. This mountain-based spot sits nestled at 4,200 ft in the Blue Mountains between the border of Portland and St. Andrew. Its idyllic setting consists of 25 acres including a small coffee plantation and two acres of gardens. An older – and seemingly wiser, with all of its character – Airbnb, it’s made up of a charming wooden chalet with a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, a double bed in one room and twin beds in the other, and two bathrooms. There are several walking trails nearby, as well as one of the largest collections of lilies in Jamaica.