There once was a man and a woman who lived in a perfect garden. They were welcome in this idyllic thicket so long as they didn’t eat the fruit of one particular tree. You probably know the rest of the story, but what you didn’t know is that although Adam and Eve ruined it for the rest of us, you can still have the chance to find your way back to Eden.
Paradise takes the form of a spiky volcanic peak called Saba (pronounced ‘say-bah’), whose winning combination of ocean vistas and white-green-brown architecture sits but a mere 15-minute flight from the garish casinos and condominiums on nearby St-Martin/Sint Maarten. And just when you thought that nothing could be more beautiful than the island’s jagged landscape, dive down below to find a colorful kingdom of neon coral that teems with fat reef sharks, sea turtles and slippery fish.