Jan 13th, 1997, 01:16 PM
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Saba is a 5-square-mile fairy-tale isle that is not for everybody. If you are looking for exciting nightlife or lots of shopping, forget Saba, or make it a one-day excursion from St. Maarten. There are only a handful of shops on Saba, even fewer inns and eateries, and the island's movie theater closed with the arrival of cable. Beach lovers should note that Saba is an essentially beachless volcanic island: Steep cliffs ring the isle and plummet sharply to the sea. Nevertheless, it's a paradise for hikers and divers. Goats line the roads and tidy houses with red roofs line the hillsides amidst the bromeliads, hibiscus, orchids, and Norwegian pines. Any more questions? Make another posting.
Jan 13th, 1997, 02:36 PM
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Spent 3-4 days on Saba two years ago in combination with a visit to the French and Dutch sides of St. Maarten. I stayed at the Captains's Quarters and found it pleasant and clean with a beautiful view out over the ocean. Although not a diver, I enjoyed my stay very much - particularly the sense of security and informality -- so room keys it is considered so safe (or at least at that time). There was a samll but good choice of restaurants and a bakery that made the best Danishes I have eaten in a long time run by an expatriot New Yorker. Several small boutiques. The hike up to the top of the volcano through the rain forest was superb and I also walked over to the Bottom, the capital of Saba. - hithhiked back as everyone on the Isalnd does with no problems. A great place for some very laid back R&R.(Bring some good books)..
Sep 28th, 1999, 10:38 AM
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My husband and I are going to Saba for a week this Nov. Any advice on restaraunts and must go dive sites? Also, are hiking boots really necessary? Thanks for your help.
Oct 2nd, 1999, 10:58 AM
Joe Raphael
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Picture a 5 square mile rock, like the Rock of Gibraltar coming out of the sea, and you have Saba. It's a nation of white descendants and that makes it unique in the Caribbean. Forget about those Caribbean beaches here, And yes, you'll need those hiking boots. Saba is simply different, that's all I can say.
Aug 29th, 2001, 09:00 AM
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The road (the only one) in Saba is very steep and has many hairpin turns. What are the traffic-accident stats?
Aug 30th, 2001, 10:58 AM
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Have any of you that have visited SABA flown in?

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