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If you prefer a low-key, hermetically unsealed beach vacation over the glitzy, ultra-pampering resort life (or just don't want to pay glitzy resort prices), these good-value villas have a lot to offer. The location is amazing: right on the beautiful beach at Shoal Bay. Each villa (studio doubles and one- or two-bedroom suites) comes with an upgraded full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, renovated bathrooms, and a patio or balcony overlooking Shoal Bay or the pool (although we gently urge you to opt for an oceanfront room). Rooms are on the small side, with wicker furniture and tile floors, and only the bedrooms have air-conditioning. The resort added 10 new rooms in 2012, which are a little more spacious than the old (some of which are showing their age), as well as a small gym and spa.