My husband and I chose St. Barths as our annual vacation spot this year. After visiting Italy last year, we chose a more relaxing vacation spot this year. We have been to a few islands in the Caribbean, but we wanted somewhere that didn't feel as touristy and didn't have a cruise ship feel. We chose St. Barths after raving reviews from a few friends. We couldn't decide between Isle De France or Eden Rock. In the end we chose ER and KNOW we made the right decision. We stayed in a Rock Suite which was looked out over the ocean. From our bed, you looked straight out into the ocean. The hotel was clean and had a very hip vibe. The chair service on the beach was great too. They bring you water every morning and fresh towels. The location was great. Very close to the airport (which wasn't an issue at all). I saw some reviews that said the airplanes were loud. They were NOT! It was fun to watch the small planes come in for landing while laying on the beach. There was shopping and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel if you don't want to spend $100 on lunch. The hotel had a very private feel to it. We did visit IDF for dinner one night. It was a beautiful hotel but a drive to get there. While ER had a more hip, young, trendy vide, IDF had a more classic, elegant vibe. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. I HIGHLY recommend ER. Also, we were a bit skeptical about the small airplane into St. Barths. It really was a breeze. A very short ride. We flew Winair, which was great. WE got to the airport early and had over an 1.5 wait. Winair let us on an earlier flight, no problem.