One of the best weekend getaways in Bahrain – there are not many anyway – is the Al Dar Islands Resort, off the Sitra coast. It is one of those places that offers a perfect retreat for families and friends who can spend time in idyllic surroundings in the middle of the sea, surrounded by migratory birds, ocean waves and, possibly, if one is lucky, dolphins being spotted as well. The best part of the stay at the islands are the extremely luxuriously appointed chalets, very nicely complimented with a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Another attraction is the millions of fish on the coast, that grow bigger as they move away. It is a sight one can sit and watch for hours. Needless to say, it is a haven for bird watchers and photographers who can spend hours, if not days, indulging in their favourite vocation.