6 Best Hotels in Saba

Cottage Club

$ | Windwardside, Saba

Updated decor with a navy-and-white color scheme, mahogany four-poster beds, kitchens or kitchenettes, and bird's-eye views of crashing surf are among the things that make these 10 gingerbread bungalows (Nos. 1, 2, and 6 have the most striking vistas) as comfortable as they are attractive. A pool with an awesome panoramic view is tucked away in the trees, giving it the feel of a true tropical hideaway. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Pros

  • Walking distance to Windwardside
  • Lushly landscaped pool with a gorgeous view
  • Majestic lobby–reception room

Cons

  • No on-site dining
  • No air-conditioning
  • Steep walks to some rooms
Windwardside, Saba
599-416–2386
hotel Details
10 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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El Momo

$ | Booby Hill, Saba

These modern, ecofriendly tiny cottages—hidden among tropical flora 1,500 feet up Booby Hill—have heated showers and patios, and fans on request, and guests enjoy the informal community feel centered on the cliff-top pool and restaurant-bar with lounges and hammocks. Most of these economical cottages have shared bathrooms, except for Turtle Cottage and Cottage in the Sky, which are ideal if you're seeking more privacy.

Pros

  • Stunning views
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ecocommunity feel

Cons

  • Most cottages are small and basic
  • Lots of steep steps
  • No air-conditioning, TVs, or phones
Booby Hill, Saba
599-416–2265
hotel Details
8 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Juliana's Hotel

$ | Windwardside, Saba Fodor's Choice

This eclectic collection of cliffside accommodations with stunning sea views below has something for everyone—the double-decker building of comfortable basic rooms, some with kitchenettes, are popular with hikers and divers on a budget, while the two charming stand-alone Saban cottages, one with a Jacuzzi, appeal to couples and small families. And the Captain’s Suites, a collection of four spacious ocean-view rooms with private decks and hammocks, cater to those seeking modern luxury. There's also an artist's studio space offering workshops. Golf carts are available for a small fee to get into town.

Pros

  • On-site swimming pool
  • Fun and funky bar
  • Full breakfast at Tropics Café included

Cons

  • It’s a straight uphill trek into town
  • Not all rooms have ocean views
  • Not much going on (except for the famous Friday Happy Hours)
Windwardside, Saba
888-783–3319-in U.S.
hotel Details
17 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Queen's Gardens Resort

$ | 1 Troy Hill Dr., The Bottom, Saba Fodor's Choice
Courtesy of Queen's Gardens Resort

Everything about this romantic mini-resort reflects Saba: the quaint stone stairway that winds past the island's largest pool; the patio fronting the main building, which houses the Queen's Garden Restaurant; the lush cliffside setting some 1,200 feet above the sea; the suites that are dreamily decorated with Dutch Colonial and Indonesian furnishings. There's also a view-tastic bar and lounge, activities like yoga and cooking classes, and the charming Frangipani Spa. Diving, honeymoon, spa, and Island Experience packages are available.

Pros

  • Luxurious but with local flavor
  • Large pool with bar and yoga deck
  • Private hot tubs with sweeping views

Cons

  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Not family-friendly
  • Not much entertainment
1 Troy Hill Dr., The Bottom, Saba
599-416–3494
hotel Details
10 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Scout's Place

$ | Windwardside, Saba

Owned by dive instructors Wolfgang and Barbara Tooten, this resort provides the finned set with everything they need: reasonably priced accommodations, guidance on finding the best dive operators and sites, decent grub, and late-night fun (the bar here is the place to dance and socialize on Friday night). In addition to the 10 rooms, there's a two-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and a living room. Continental breakfast is included, and you can get a full breakfast for an up-charge.

Pros

  • Easy, level walk to everything "downtown" Windwardside
  • Fun, friendly gathering spot
  • Lovely pool with great island views

Cons

  • Smallish rooms
  • Few additional amenities
  • No air-conditioning
Windwardside, Saba
599-416–2740
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Selera Dunia

$ | The Level, Windwardside, Saba Fodor's Choice

The managing director, Hemmie van Xanten, has traveled the world amassing a vast collection of objects from Africa, Asia, and Colombia, which have been used to decorate this tiny boutique hotel's spacious, themed rooms. The Dutch Room is furnished with some of his grandmother's possessions, the Iban Room with carved wooden objects from his Malaysian haul. Wi-Fi, use of the minibar, cable TV, and taxes are included. A colorful, Thai "spirit house" (shrine) sits atop a small pool alongside the Dutch Room.

Pros

  • Very well-appointed
  • Tranquility and privacy
  • Gorgeous gardens and ponds (guests get free fish pedicures)

Cons

  • Car or taxi needed to explore the island
  • Breakfast is included, but no on-site restaurant
  • Very small with few facilities
The Level, Windwardside, Saba
599-416–5443
hotel Details
2 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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