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St. John doesn't have many beachfront hotels, but that's a small price to pay for all the pristine sand. The island's two excellent resorts—Caneel Bay Resort and the Westin St. John Resort & Villas—are on the beach. Most villas are in the residential south-shore area, a 15-minute drive from the north-shore beaches. If you head east you come to the laid-back community of Coral Bay,
where there are growing numbers of villas and cottages. If you're looking for West Indian village charm, there are a few inns in Cruz Bay. Your choice of accommodations also includes condominiums and cottages near town; one campground at the edge of beautiful beaches (bring bug repellent); eco-resorts; and luxurious villas, often with a pool or a hot tub (sometimes both) and a stunning view.