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It's just a 10-minute flight from St. Martin, but few travellers make the trip

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Hiking routes head to the summit of Mount Scenery, and offer grand views of the town below.

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Below the surface of the clean Caribbean Sea, Saba drops away precipitously, making for sublime diving.

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Diving off Saba Island in the Caribbean.

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Every building – from churches to cottages to the former governor's residence – is identical: whitewashed walls with red tin roofs and green shutters.

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Perched high on a dormant volcano, the view from Queen's Garden Resort is more Tahitian than Caribbean.

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At the Queen's Garden Resort, take your breakfast in the restaurant, on the terrace or by the pool.

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