We just returned from our second vacation at Villa Beach Cottages. Quite simply, this is an amazing place! Beautiful and thoughtfully appointed,very clean,full service villas are set literally at the water's edge on the north end of the island. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath unit that was more than spacious enough for our family of five adults. Fully equipped kitchens are provided and grills can be rolled up to your door, if you feel like staying in and cooking. Otherwise, there are many excellent restaurants nearby. We spent hours relaxing on our private "porch" that was just a stone's throw from both the beach and the pool. We also went on two snorkeling trips (arranged by the resort and not to be missed), explored Pigeon Island Park and went horseback riding.VBC is a small, family owned and operated resort, which is what makes it so unique on an island seemingly dominated by large, all-inclusive resorts. The owner, Colin Hunte, and his front desk staff (Nadia, Neva, Olivia and Cassie) take care of their guests' every need with a combination of friendliness and professionalism that is not to be beat. They arrange everything from dining reservations (always the best tables in the restaurant) to excursions to other parts of the island. We have already reserved the same unit for two weeks next year and feel as if this is fast becoming our home away from home. If you don't want or need a big resort, and do want to be pampered by a caring staff and wake up with your toes practically touching the ocean, then this is the perfect place for you!