Known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean,” Saba is an island in the Caribbean, located 28 miles south of St. Maarten. If you’re looking for peace and tranquility for your next vacation, Saba is the perfect getaway when you want to leave the everyday grind behind.
Unspoiled means that Saba is an island that hasn’t been touched by any franchised hotels, and you’re not going to see jam-packed tourist attractions. However, don’t think that vacationing on Saba means that you’re ‘roughing it.’ There are plenty of accommodations on the island, including hotels, lodges, villas and cottages, for you to relax and enjoy the views of the water, beaches and mountains.
According to its history, Saba’s birth was traumatic. It was formed in 500,000 BC when the top of a volcano became active during the middle of the late Pleistocene era. Today the volcano dormant, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do but relax on the beach (although that’s not a bad thing either).
Check out The Harry L. Johnson Museum, which is located in a 19th-century sea captain’s cottage and includes collections from the 19th and early 20th century and artifacts from the Amerindian archaeological sites around the island. The Dutch Museum Saba includes Dutch collections of antiques that are anywhere from 150 to + 400 years old.
Whatever you do, do not leave the island of Saba without taking the 30-minute drive which shows you how beautiful this island really is.
When you’re done with your scenic drive, it’s time to get into the water. Here you can take a relaxing boat tour, or dive deep or go snorkeling and see what’s beneath the ocean – and there’s a lot to see. Saba’s National Marine Park has 150 species of fish, including Great Barracuda, Wahoo, Tarpon and 5 species of shark, Surgeonfish, Parrotfish, Triggerfish, Angelfish and so much more. You’ll see turtles, Conch, Lobster and a variety of Crabs on your dives as well.
Maybe you prefer to get out of the water and go up high to take pictures of views you’ll really never forget. Remember, this was island was a volcano at one point, so you take a hike up the mountainsides and check it out or explore the island and also see a tropical rain forest, a beach, and a backcountry all on the same hike.
If you’re interested in this tiny island that packs a punch of vacation memories, contact your travel agent to arrange your next vacation.
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