Jardines de la Reina, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
Imagine 250 virgin coral islands set in a sea of turquoise and jade. Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), some 60 miles off the mainland of Cuba, is a completely undeveloped spot of natural wilderness, extending for over 75 miles. In 1996, Jardines de la Reina was declared a Natural Marine Park. Access is restricted and limited exclusively for Avalon Fishing and Diving Center. Commercial fishing has been banned, except on the outermost edges of the Park.