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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.