At just 13 sq km, Saba is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean.
However, what this tiny island lacks in size, it more than makes up
in the incredible wealth of beauty found in the waters surrounding
it. On Saba you will not find ritzy hotels, casinos, resorts, shopping
or any sort of nightlife. Rather what you will discover are some brilliant
dive sites, long meandering hiking trails and excellent ecolodges.
Currently there are only 3 dive operations on the island, but you
find several tour agencies that offer diving
expeditions to undersea shipwrecks, coral reefs, a wealth of marine
life and stunning pinnacles.
Like no other place on earth, what is so unusual about Saba is
that here you can find a plethora of activities to keep you busy
for days on end. In fact you will need at least 2 whole weeks to
explore the entire island and enjoy all that it has to offer. There
are 12 main hiking trails in Saba and countless dive sites, making
vacationing here ideal for the active tourist. And what’s
more is that with only 1600 people living on the island, you slowly
become part of a giant family where everyone knows your name.
Administered directly by the Netherlands, Saba was first discovered
by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the Caribbean. And
though the Bottom is the capital, Windwardside is the most important
town on the island and is where you will find most of the tourist
infrastructure. There are plenty of good comfortable accommodations
to be found on Saba with a surprising number of quality restaurants
as well. The best time to visit the island is from December to July,
when the weather is dry and trade winds keep the temperature nice
A trip to Saba is often referred to by many as a journey back in
time as the entire island has an 18th century feel to it and life
moves at a slow and leisurely pace. One of the most quaint features
of Saba is its white homes, which all have green trimmed doors and
shutters and red rooftops.