Set on a sandy bluff on the less-trammeled side of St-Jean, these quaint red-roofed bungalows come with covered terraces and full kitchens (note: hot plates in place of stoves). Les Ilets is a prime spot to catch the St-Jean action, from windsurfers riding the trade winds to the parade of puddle-jumpers zeroing in on St. Barts' notoriously abbreviated runway. Of the one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, the four beach villas are right on the sands; the seven garden villas are terraced in the gently sloping hillsides, some with sweeping views of St-Jean Bay. Rooms are nicely outfitted with teak tables, tile floors, and linen-white walls. The resort is fringed in a tangle of tropical gardens; red and lavender bougainvillea make a colorful grace note throughout.
St. Barts› Hotel
Les Ilets de la Plage
Baie de St-Jean
Our Rating Neighborhood St-Jean Phone 590/27-88-57 Prices Winter €570 beach villa, €460–€720 garden villa; off-season €360–€420 beach villa, €210–€410 garden villa; rates include morning pastries; extra person/bed €50/night Units 11 Amenities Babysitting, concierge, grocery shopping service, outdoor pool, watersports equipment, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Les Ilets de la Plage