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ANGUILLA

Anguilla is known for the natural beauty and
quiet atmosphere, the 33 sparkling white
sand beaches, art galleries, and other histori-
cal and cultural offerings.

For seaside vacation experiences, the beach
options are seemingly endless: Rendezvous
Bay, Cove Bay and Mead’s Bay beckon with
long curved strands of sand. Smaller pocket
beaches include Limestone Bay, known for
its snorkeling, and Little Bay, reached only by
boat. Captain’s Bay and Junk’s Hole Bay are
more remote. Shoal Bay East is undoubtedly
the island’s most popular beach while Scrub
Island, Prickly Pear and Dog Island are excel-
lent snorkeling destinations.

The water, flled with Crayola-colored tropical
fsh, is often so transparent it’s like foating in
air. The resorts range from clean, simple and
on the sand to some of the world’s best. As
for the restaurants, you’d have to be a shark
to get fresher seafood. And the beaches?
Merely the fnest collection you’ll fnd on any
single island in the Caribbean.

SABA

Saba is ideal for the traveler looking for a
secluded haven, in peaceful and friendly sur-
roundings. Rising steeply from the azure sea,
the tiny island in the Caribbean is a magical
experience far away from the cares and wor-
ries of today’s hurried world.

Four small villages are as quaint and charm-
ing as the gentle, friendly manner of the Sa-
ban people, descended from hardy 17th cen-
tury pioneers. Visitors feel they have stepped
back in history, yet many modern luxuries are
here to be enjoyed. Saba is a monument to
nature’s best above and below the ocean’s
surface. The famous Saba Marine Park is
second to none. Saba is a magical place for
scuba diving, hiking, admiring the nature or
honeymooning!

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ST BARTHS

This arid, volcanic rock of just eight square
miles is home to an eclectic mix of iguanas,
night-blooming cactus, and fabulous beaches
as well as luxury yachts, designer boutiques,
and celebrities. Peopled primarily by de-
scendents of the original French settlers and
transplanted Europeans, this is an island with
a strong, independent personality. Through
the vagaries of its history it became a duty-
free port and more recently liberated itself
from the administrative yoke of Guadeloupe.
It is certainly the most unusual of the French
West Indies islands.

The island of Saint Barth is the host of many
cultural and sports activities as well as local
fetes. Featured are nautical events such
as the St Barth Bucket, The Cata-Cup, Les
Voiles de Saint Barth and the St Barth
theatre, music, and flm festivals.

TINTAMARE

Uninhabited, Tintamare is part of Saint Mar-
tin’s natural reserve and is environmentally
protected. The name of this undeveloped
little Island comes from Spanish “tinta mare”.
The color of the sea. A crystal-clear turquoise
that you want to dive into immediately, in
the anchorage located on the southwest of
the island, in front of a beach of soft white
sand. Permanent moorings places at the
disposition of boat owners by the Reserve
Naturelle help limit damage to coral and plant
beds. A very pretty site for snorkeling along
the length of the north point is accessible by
just a few fipper strokes. A coral labyrinth
shelters dozens of species of tropical fsh in
a garden of underwater plants that have re-
generated after years of degradation caused
by Hurricane Luis in 1995.

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