Saba

Copyright: Cees Timmers / Saba Tourist Board

Saba

We welcome you to Saba, the Unspoiled Queen. The island of Saba rises majestically from her clear azure waters, stretching her summit to caress the clouds. She is like no other Caribbean destination. Untouched by the quickening pace of the modern world, an island caught within the moment of the old Caribbean; safe, friendly and charming with exquisite natural beauty both above and below her waterline.

The Island

Saba is known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean”. You’ll find no franchises here. Small eclectic bars and restaurants will infuse your nightlife after you've hiked a mountain rainforest trail, dove a world-acclaimed dive site or just lazed by a pool with a good book. It's easy to fall into the pace of island life. You'll receive a warm welcome from the people of Saba, people who have not forgotten the benefit of a friendly greeting, which makes wandering through a charming Saban village all the more enjoyable. Idyllic gingerbread houses and well-kept gardens resonate the pride the people of Saba feel for their island. Before you leave her shores you will have experienced the true beauty and community of Saba, made new friends and, like many others before you, a return visit will be the only thing on your mind... So if you have a yearning for a different vacation, consider nothing less than Saba.

Diving

Saba plunges below the sea as steeply as she rises above. From shallow patch reefs to deep underwater seamounts, Saba offers sites suitable for any diver’s level of experience. Past volcanic activity has created spectacular formations and structures. Underwater lava flows and hot springs are the most obvious evidence of Saba’s volcanic origins. Saba offers year-round diving with seasonal differences in water temperature and surface conditions. The water temperature varies between 26C and 28C (77F-84F). Visibility ranges from a minimum of 20m (60ft) to virtually unlimited. Swells and heavy rainfall may influence visibility, but typically it clears again very quickly. Due to the steepness of the coastal zone, shore diving is virtually impossible. Therefore all diving must be with one of Saba’s licensed dive centers. Their expertise contributes to a safe, convenient and informative diving experience.

Hiking

Hiking on Saba is an experience like no other. Explore the highest mountain in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or take a relaxing nature stroll on one of the many trails offered for hikers. Trails range from difficulty levels of easy to strenuous as well as distance and hiking times So whether you are an avid hiker or someone who has never experienced hiking, you are sure to find something to your liking with Saba's many hiking trails. For more information about hiking please contact The Trial Shop, located in Windwardside, tel.: +599 416 2630.

Do & See

Saba might be small, but there are a number of things that will keep you occupied throughout your stay. From island tours, to week long festivities in July, Saba is sure to leave an impression that will keep you coming back for more!

Dining

From fine dining in world class restaurants to local taste treats in our friendly snack bars. We offer something for everyone.

Bars & Nightlife

Saba has a number of bars located throughout the entire island and you will find most of these in restaurants. During weekdays the island is generally quiet and comes alive on the weekend. You can dance the night away, join in for a fun night of karaoke or just relax and have some drinks at happy hour.

Shopping

Saba provides great shopping opportunities for visitors and locals alike. From our creative arts and crafts stores to every day needs - Saba has it!.