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For those who want in on the fizzy St-Jean beach scene, the Emeraude Plage is strategically situated on a lively stretch of white-sand St-Jean real estate, with the big Rock on its right and little planes rumbling in on its left. None of the resort's whitewashed bungalows, villas, or cottages—nestled in a small grove of coconut palms between the road and the sea—is more than a 2-minute amble from the water's edge. Rooms are on the small side but quite stylish, done in hues of white, cappuccino, and tan; each has a full kitchen (a meal money-saver in this high-rent district) and a private terrace or deck if total privacy is an issue, keep in mind that the resort is somewhat cramped, and few terraces are truly secluded. Most rooms are doubles only, but Stone House, Bungalow F, and Villa Emeraude can accommodate up to four. The resort's private Club Eau de Mer is a wooden gazebo on a beachside deck serving breakfast, light lunch, snacks, and sunset cocktails.