Villa rentals appeal to travelers for various reasons. Large groups and families have room to spread out, while couples enjoy more privacy than in conventional hotel settings. Villas also give you the sense you’re living in the Caribbean instead of just visiting it. Whether you’ve been saving all year for a getaway to the Bahamas, or have no constraints on your travel budget, here are three villa rentals offering varied price points for your vacation needs.

Water’s Edge Villa (from $225 a night)

Deck view at Water's Edge photo credit: Water's Edge Villa

Deck view at Water’s Edge photo credit: Water’s Edge Villa

Stepping stones guide you to a private, pink sand beach from this two-bedroom, two-bathroom (en suite) villa. Spacious and airy with tropical accents, Water’s Edge is ideal for families or couples.

Located on Eleuthera Island, it’s situated seaside off the cerulean Atlantic, with healthy coral reefs just offshore that provide excellent snorkeling. A protected cove offers calmer waters for kids or timid snorkelers.

A fully equipped gourmet kitchen (with a well stocked spice rack), an outdoor rinse shower, WiFi, and crazy plush towels are perks to staying here.



Waterside Escapes Villas (from $1,175 a night)

Photo courtesy of Waterside Escapes Villa

Photo courtesy of Waterside Escapes Villa

With the master bedroom located in the main house and two detached oceanfront guest houses, this Grand Bahama Island villa is ideal for larger families or couples vacationing together.

Guests here have access to water sports and other amenities within the Old Bahama Bay Resort (which is also your check in point). Savor dramatic sunset views from the heated infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. A private boat dock, WiFi, a wine cave/cooler, and Jacuzzi are other good reasons to stay here.



Three Bees at Harbour Island (from $17,143 a night)

Beach Cottage. Photo credit: Three Bees Villa

Beach Cottage. Photo credit: Three Bees Villa

For larger groups or families traveling together, you can’t go wrong with this luxury compound. It’s nestled on idyllic Harbour Island, which lies just two miles east of Eleuthera. You’ll pretty much have vast stretches of pink sand and azure waters all to yourself here.

Comprised of three separate villas, Three Bees offers 13 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 26 people. The main house, Villa Bee, features a spacious billiards and recreation room. There’s also a two-bedroom children’s wing. The wrap around terrace at the Beach Cottage is a perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Avid glampers will be drawn to Bayside, which offers three bedrooms within two luxury tent.

Water toys, speed boats, and a full staff that includes water sports personnel, a chef, and housekeepers give you that luxury resort vibe. The key difference is you won’t have to clamor for loungers or be dragged into beach Zumba every hour.

Don’t have a large party? No problem. Villas can be rented separately depending on availability.