Saint Barth - Hotel La Banane. Excellent value yet still romantic and trendy. It's not beach-side, but Baie de Lorient beach is just a few minutes stroll away. Instead, views are over the lovely, flower-filled gardens. Feels like staying at a friend's villa and everyone from staff to other guests is friendly and welcoming. This is a fab spot for a relaxed stay in St Barths, and a welcome escape from the hectic social scene.