Countdown to 2019 in the Caribbean: Trending Destinations

On the heels of the news that Airbnb and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have strengthened their Caribbean partnership, Airbnb is revealing the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. travelers on New Year’s Eve.

“Whether looking for a romantic getaway or an over-the-top celebration, a Caribbean vacation is the perfect way to ring in the New Year,” said Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. “Each of our countries has a unique way to celebrate, with Airbnb hosts offering one-of-a-kind accommodations, but one thing remains the same – you can leave your coat at home!”

When the clock strikes midnight, there’s no better way to toast 2019 than with an umbrella drink in one of these trending Caribbean destinations for U.S. guests. Let the countdown begin with a sampling of homes on the platform in these destinations. Percentages indicate the jump in bookings from last year.*

5. Jamaica (58%)

4. Cayman Islands (66%)

3. Turks and Caicos Islands (79%)

2. Bahamas (102%)

1. Puerto Rico (1235%)

*Based on internal Airbnb data measuring future U.S. guest bookings for New Year’s Eve 2018 in the Caribbean (with a minimum of 50 guest arrivals) compared to future guest bookings last year for the same time period and parameters.

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