The Tobago Cays | Parting shot

Near the southern end of St Vincent & the Grenadines, the Tobago Cays Marine Park protects one of the most stunning seascapes in the Caribbean: a sandy lagoon fringed by coral reefs and studded with five tiny islets. They’re a stark contrast to the mainland, where the Soufrière volcano towers over 4,000ft above the coastline. Up to 8,000 yachts visit the Tobago Cays each year, drawn to the clear turquoise water and abundant sea life — from green turtles to starfish. Fun fact: the Cays were also used as a location in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.