Travel to the Beautiful Island of Saba!

Facts about Travel to Saba 

You want to travel to the beautiful island of Saba! Known as “The Unspoiled Queen” of the Caribbean. It lies south-east of the Virgin Islands. Together with Bonaire and Sint Eustatius it forms the BES islands. Saba has a population of 1,915 (2019). Saba is predominantly Christian. The capital is The Bottom. Food specialty is Calaloo soup, a thick green soup made from dasheen leaves. And also curried goat. 

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When you travel to the beautiful island of Saba, it’s important to know that:

  • The official currency is the US Dollar
  • Te official language is Dutch. And the recognized regional language is English.
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code +599-4
  • There is an airport called the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. It is a 1,300 ft (400 metre) landing strip. And thus the world’s shortest commercially used runway. Only small airliners as well as helicopters can land there. Travel is also provided by ferry services to and from Sint Maarten. The pier is in Fort Bay. 

Best Time to go to Saba

Saba can be visited all year round. It is pleasantly warm (77-86° F / 25-30° C). Sea temperature is 79-84°F / 26-29°C). Although there is no beach on Saba where you can swim.

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Towns Of Saba

The major towns are:

  • The Bottom, the capital. The Saba Carnival is held here during the summer. The island comes together to sing, dance and enjoy the festival! At Saba Day there is a concert at the sports field. And fishing competitions at sea. 
  • Windwardside. Mostly visited to dive and enjoy the Saban nature. 

Attractions of the Beautiful Island of Saba

Saba is “The Unspoiled Queen” of the Caribbean. The most popular attractions are:

  • Scuba diving. The waters around Saba are designated as the Saba National Marine Park. With about 150 species of fish. 
  • Climbing. Mount Scenery is 2,910 ft / 887 metres high. There is a cloud forest at the summit. 
  • Hiking. There is a hiking trail all the way up Mount Scenery. One of Saba’s biggest tourist attractions.
  • Saba is well known for its ecotourism.
  • There are several hotels, inns, rental cottages and restaurants.

A vacation in Saba! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!