Even on an island known for gourmet cuisine and luxury hotels, this icon stands out—thanks to two Jean-Georges Vongerichten eateries, spacious rooms, stunning bay views, and cosseting service. St. Barth's first hotel, Eden Roc opened in the 1950s on the craggy bluff that splits Baie de St-Jean. Since then it's not only kept up with the times, but evolved into one of the island's top properties (and a favorite with celebs who'd rather relax than make the papers.) Each of the rooms, suites, and villas is tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed, with plasma TVs and high-speed Internet. Large bathrooms have either deep soaking tubs or walk-in showers; all have loads of fluffy towels and Bulgari amenities. The magnificent beachfront villas sleep up to eight, with full kitchens and beautifully appointed modern living areas. Two enormous (two- and three-bedroom) superdeluxe villas each come with two private pools, an art gallery, butler service, private cinema, and use of a MINI Cooper. There is a well-equipped gym and more than a dozen spa and wellness services that can be brought to your room. The terrific breakfast buffet, included in the rate, is for hotel guests only.