Fodor's Expert Review Baie de St-Jean
Like a mini–Côte d'Azur—beachside bistros, terrific shopping, bungalow hotels, bronzed bodies, windsurfing, and day-trippers who tend to arrive on BIG yachts—the reef-protected strip is divided by Eden Rock promontory. Except when the hotels are filled, you can rent chaises and umbrellas at La Plage restaurant or Eden Rock, where you can lounge for hours over lunch. Amenities: food and drink; toilets. Best for: partiers; walking.