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- Location: In Netherlands Antilles in Windward Group of Islands in the Caribbean Sea
- Attraction type: Island
- Significance: A volcanic island with tropical vegetation
- Best Time to visit: All through the year
- How to reach: By flight from St. Martin; OR by ferry from St. Martin
- Nearest Airport: St. Martin Airport
Saba of an approximate area of 5 sq. miles is the smallest of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The word ‘Saba’ is either derived from the Dutch word for ‘shoe’, the main industry of this place, or from the Arawak Indian word ‘siba’ meaning rock signifying the rocky structure of this island. Initially colonized by the Englishmen it later was claimed by the French and ultimately by the Dutch in early 19th century. Unlike other Caribbean islands which have reefs and sandy beaches, it is volcanic in nature with rugged coasts and rocky cliff faces.
Activities in Saba
Saba with its incredible landscape is an enthralling destination for adventurous hikes and enticing water sports. Mount Scenery over 850 meters offers a thrilling hiking trial to all enthusiasts. The Booby Hill on the windward side also offers another interesting walking trail. On this route you could explore guava orchards, JoBean’s glass studio and an abandoned building which offers a
If you love underwater expeditions, then the waters of Sana offer interesting possibilities. Diving along the coastal wall you would discover stunning marine life in the crevices, holes and corners. The Saba National Marine Park was set up in 1987 to protect the coral reef and marine flora and fauna. In case you are a beginner you could take the assistance of a diving instructor to help explore the depths of these waters. Being in the windward side sailing is a very popular sport in Sana. Fishing is another inspiring activity to spend some quality time.
Restaurants and Hotels in Saba
Saba is the ideal place for spending your vacation with family and friends. The cottages here are elegant and provide all modern amenities. El Momo, Cottage Club, Scout’s Place, Queen’s Garden, and Juliana’s are among the notable places to put up. Contrary to the size of the island, the food varieties that you get here is baffling. Chinese Bar & Restaurant serves exotic recipes, while Saba Treasure Inn and Tavern has an offering of the best sandwiches and pizzas. For an open air dining experience there is nothing to compare the ambiance of My Kitchen. A candle light dinner amidst the sounds of a tropical night forest would be an unforgettable experience at the Rainforest Restaurant.