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Visiting Antigua? Here Are 10 Of The Best Airbnbs

By Rachel George

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Recognized as the luxury destination of the year, Antigua should be next on your travel bucket list.

Antigua is home of beautiful secluded beaches, welcoming smiles from locals, and Caribbean culture and food. It’s also a popular destination for tropical fruits, exotic birds, and luxurious resorts on private islands.

Traveling to Antigua soon? Here are some of the best Airbnbs for families, solo travelers, and couples.

For Families/Groups

Quaint Studio for Girls/Guys Trip

Falmouth Harbour

Don’t let the size fool you. This cool studio can sleep 4, maybe 5, comfortably for about $80/night. Antigua Carnival is right around the corner and most people are only worried about where they will sleep (if they plan to sleep at all). While you’re in town, you can sign up for a 1-week membership to the Antigua Yacht Club to use their boats and learn to sail.

Blue and White Oasis with an Oceanview

St. John’s

This listing includes beautifully decorated walls with paintings and photos from local artists, granite countertops, and a private patio to read or watch the birds. Guests have full access to the resort amenities such as a daily maid, free WIFI, taxi service, water sports booking, and a Rum Punch Party every Monday by the pool for $151/night.

Note: the property does weekly discounts for stays longer than seven days.

5-Bedroom Villa On Top Of a Mountain

English Harbour

The Cole House is ideal for large groups and families. The five-bedroom villa is surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees and includes a large courtyard area, swimming pool on top of a private mountain, and a dining area that seats eight.

Think before inviting unaccounted for guests as unused rooms will remain locked with power and water turned off to conserve their short supply.

Live in a Luxury Beach house

Jolly Harbour

This high-end luxury beach house is one of Antiqua’s hidden gems. It’s surrounded by garden walkways, reflective of Caribbean outdoor living. You’d never want to leave this sleek black and white outdoor open concept with hints of color. Suitable for 14 guests, you can never be cramped. Cook in the custom made German kitchen, enjoy a cocktail by the beach, or watch the stunning view of the sunset from the wrap-around bar for $1,400/night.

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For Romantics

Private Cottage Overlooking the Falmouth Harbour

Cobbs Cross Hill

Imagine waking up in a king-sized bed next to bae in the woodland forest overlooking the beach and Falmouth Harbour. There’s a full-length mirror in the walk-in closet. Eat dinner next to the outdoor kitchen after a dip in a private pool for $150/night.

Escape to the Caribbean.     

St. John’s

Couples can get a true Caribbean experience at this Seahorse Suite located near the heart of Antigua’s food and nightlife scene. Guests have access to the suite, along with a private patio and shared gardens with tropical fruit trees and seasonal fruits and vegetables. This is the perfect place if you’re into month-long vacations, as the hosts allow guests to stay 28 days or more.

Italian Gem With a Fabulous Balcony View

English Harbour

The host at this beautifully decorated home stocks the fridge with food essentials (eggs, milk, juice, butter, coffee, water, bread) and offer tours of the town. This European designed pad provides spacious decks, a hammock, and a day bed, perfect for the long hours you’ll spend watching the sunset from the veranda.

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For Solo Travelers

Tranquility at Sea

English Harbour

Past guests appreciated simple thoughtful touches like wine, food in the pantry, or the basket of spare adapters provided by the host. This newly renovated studio cottage is great for solo travelers who love the simplicity of a quiet neighborhood on a beautiful island. There are bars and restaurants just five minutes down the road near Downtown English Harbour.

Caribbean Coastal Home

St. John’s

This host and their property come highly recommended, especially for first-time visitors to the island. The pictures don’t do this cozy Caribbean home justice. Water excursions like snorkeling and kayaking are not far from the villa. The host is great at recommending nearby restaurants. Each room is book individually with a shared bathroom for $100/night.

Eco-friendly Cabin in the Woodland

Sawcolts Village

This super secluded eco-friendly cabin reminds me of Janie and Tea Cake’s Hut in the film Their Eyes Were Watching God, with the exception of a few modern amenities. Don’t worry about your bags, Flossie the donkey will carry your luggage through the woodland for you since it’s a three-minute walk from the parking area. Enjoy white linen, wood furniture, and an outdoor shower watching over the peaceful serene view.

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