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If your dream of an idyl­lic is­land re­treat in­cludes cast­er­sugar sand beaches, translu­cent jade-green sea as warm as a bath and a laid-back life­style where the big­gest de­ci­sion you’ll have to make is where to go for din­ner, the Gre­nadines – par­tic­u­larly Be­quia, Canouan, Mus­tique, Mayreau – known as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’, are for you. For a re­ally ro­man­tic ex­cur­sion, take a cata­ma­ran cruise to Tobago Cays Na­tional Park.

Where to stay: Buc­ca­ment Bay re­sort, St Vin­cent, is an all-in­clu­sive lux­ury re­sort with in­fin­ity pools set be­fore the white sandy beach. Rooms start from around Dh3,930. Visit www.buc­ca­ment­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Get­ting there: Fly­ing time is 14 hours 50 min­utes. Re­turn flights from Dubai to Bar­ba­dos from Dh4,235 with Vir­gin (www.vir­gin-at­ Amer­i­can Air­lines of­fers flights from Mi­ami to Bar­ba­dos from Dh2,141, and from Bar­ba­dos to the Gre­nadines see­

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