Amazing Caribbean Homes

Steal some style cues from some of our favorite tropical homes.

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Moonhole began in the 1960s, long before green architecture became vogue. American photographer and conservationist Tom Johnston and his wife, Gladys, bought the 25-acre property with plans of building a few modest, low-impact dwellings.

Home on the Rocks

On the remote island of Bequia, in a community hand-sculpted out of stones and shells, John and Lusan Corbett live deeply connected to the sun, wind, and sea.

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The window’s old brass curtain rod “came in handy when I had some Italian friends staying with me,” painter and homeowner Graham Davis says. “They draped fresh pasta right over it.”

The House That Time Forgot

Raindrops seeping through the roof and floorboards creaking like old bones only add to the beauty and character of this 250-year-old home on Jamaica’s north shore.

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“I love bedrooms that are almost empty because I find them peaceful,” she says.

Living in the Landscape

With astounding views of the mountains and the sea, this Caribbean “great house” provides painted Judy Ann MacMillan with endless inspiration.

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Virgin Gorda Getaway

Catch Island fever by exploring the five pavilions of this Caribbean compound.

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Jaw-dropping View

Crazy about Carriaçou

This island home blends the best of Caribbean culture and contemporary design.

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Perfect Complement

Island Style

French West Indies-style and natural building materials are on display in this island home.

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Perfect Placement

Mustique’s Blessed Simplicity

Nature’s breezes and breathtaking views abound in this island retreat.

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