Vacation Rentals Versus Hotels in The Caribbean

May 11, 2015

When planning a luxurious retreat in the Caribbean, the accommodations you choose make a big difference in your experience—but you know that. While you can’t go wrong with any of the first-class options at the gorgeous Bahia Beach resort in Puerto Rico, it is safe to say our vacation rentals ensure you have the most relaxing, enjoyable time. Here’s what you get in a vacation rental that a hotel just can’t compete with:

Full Kitchens

Whether you love cooking yourself, or you want to hire one of our private chefs, having a full kitchen opens up your dining options tenfold—because you can only do so much with a mini-fridge and microwave. Our vacation rentals come stocked with dishes, pans, and everything else you might need to savor a five-course dinner or a simple brunch with friends. The restaurants in the Caribbean are surely exquisite, but sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet evening at 'home.'


Many of our vacation rentals in the Caribbean include a full-sized washer and dryer for your laundry needs. Of course, you can always choose to use our laundry service, but sometimes it’s quicker and easier to just wash a few things on your own—especially if you have little ones. Our vacation rentals come equipped with laundry soap.

Private Pool

While the pools at most resorts in Puerto Rico are quite nice, they aren’t even close to the indulgence that having your own private pool delivers. If you choose one of our vacation rentals that have one, you can take advantage of endless sunbathing and swimming without having to worry about kids splashing.

More Square Footage

It's true that our hotel accommodations are some of the finest in the Caribbean, but they are still limiting in the amount of space they can provide for your relaxing pleasure. With our vacation rentals, you can get more than six times the space (our largest vacation rental is 6,000 square feet) than an average hotel room at the resorts in Puerto Rico. Enjoy it all for yourself, or consider vacationing with friends or family to make even more memories.


From having to pass through the lobby to sharing walls with someone else, hotels aren’t exactly popular because of their privacy. On the contrary, when you stay at some of our vacation rentals (we have some houses and some condos), you get the same amount of privacy that you would at home.

At Bahia Beach, we offer something that you can’t find at other resorts in Puerto Rico: you get to reap all of the benefits of vacation rentals, yet you still have access to all of the impeccable services we provide (twice daily housekeeping, resort concierge, villa catering, and more). Our Caribbean vacation rentals are truly the best of both worlds—you get to be pampered while living in luxury. There is no better way to enjoy the natural beauty that is surrounding you at Bahia Beach.