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Macaroni Beach, Mustique

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If you came to Mustique (the Grenadines' exclusive retreat just 18 miles southeast of St. Vincent) to sprawl across blindingly white sand or sit beneath a rustic palm hut facing turquoise waters, head straight to Macaroni Beach. This isolated strip of sand along the island's eastern shoreline makes an idyllic spot for sun-seekers and surfers. One TripAdvisor user describes Macaroni beach as "The most beautiful white sand beach with [only] a handful of people on it!"

But this tranquil sanctuary isn't accessible to all. Though you're welcome to lounge along Macaroni's powdery sands free of charge, you will need to charter your own boat to reach the island and make mooring arrangements in advance with the Mustique Company. Dropping anchor here will cost you between $208 XCD and $518 XCD (approximately $77 to $192 USD) per day, depending on boat size (larger yachts are not allowed to drop anchor here). If you would prefer sun and splendor without the high price-tags, head to Bequia.

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This cluster of small, uninhabited isles perched at the east end of Mayreau boasts some of Grenadine's finest underwater sites. The remote cays' calm, clear waters teem with bright coral reefs and exotic marine life. In 2006, the area was named a wildlife reserve to maintain its natural setting. As a result, yachts are not allowed to drop anchor here, so you'll feel like you've discovered untouched Caribbean waters. One TripAdvisor user describes the Tobago Cays as "One of the most beautiful places to sail to and simply relax."

A wide variety of diving, snorkeling, and sailing companies offer excursions to Tobago Cays. Friendship Rose Cruise, a reputable charter company, offers full-day sailing and snorkeling excursions via schooner from Bequia to the cays. Boats depart every day at 7 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.; breakfast and lunch are included. A full-day cruise costs around $380 XCD (roughly $140 USD) per adult; children under five can sail for free. For more information on the Tobago Cays, visit the SVG Tourism Authority's website.

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