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Saba Travel Guide

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Plan Your Saba Vacation

One of the Dutch Caribbean islands, tropical Saba (pronounced say-ba) explodes out of the Caribbean Sea. Though just south of St. Maarten (if you've seen the original King Kong, you'll recognize its majestic silhouette from the beginning of the film), the island couldn't be more different. While St. Maarten is all beaches, gambling, and duty-free shopping, Saba is ecotourism, diving,

and hiking.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Diving Divers flock to Saba because of the clear water and spectacular ocean life.
  2. Hiking Hikers can climb the island's pinnacle, Mt. Scenery, but the less intense trails offer many sweeping vistas as well.
  3. Authenticity Saba reminds you of what nearly all of the Caribbean used to be the locals are genuine, and tourist traps are just about nonexistent.
  4. Ecotourism Several hotels cater to ecotourists, with resident nature pros who can tell you everything about local flora and fauna.
  5. Quirkiness On this unusual island, the airport landing and “the Road” are thrill rides, Wells Bay beach disappears at the end of every summer, and the Bottom is not on the bottom.

When To Go

When to Go to Saba

High season runs from mid-December through April. The Saba Day long weekend is usually at the end of the first week of December, and Carnival...

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