Island hopping trip no. 3 "Saba, Netherlands West Indies"
The island of Saba rises majestically from her clear azure waters, stretching her summit to caress the clouds... She is like no other Caribbean destination. Untouched by the quickening pace of the modern world, an island caught within a moment.... and the moment within which she's captured you ask? The old Caribbean; safe, friendly and charming with exquisite natural beauty both above and below her waterline.
Traveling to Saba from her neighbor St. Maarten is just the beginning of your adventure. The 12 minute flight aboard a De Havilland Twin Otter is thrilling. Touching down at Juancho E. Yrausquin airport will be a landing that will forever be remembered and frequently recounted.
If you're a seafarer at heart, sailing to Saba is an opportunity not to be missed. As she looms ever closer upon the horizon you'll be distracted from her silhouette by nature, keen eyes will be rewarded by the sight of brown booby birds chasing flying fish, sprightly dolphins and the luckiest of voyager may even spy a breaching whale...
Your choice of accommodation is varied and the island’s handful of hotels, lodges, villas and cottages will satisfy the needs of any traveler.
Saba is known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean”. You’ll find no franchises here. Small eclectic bars and restaurants will infuse your nightlife after you've hiked a mountain rainforest trail, dove a world-acclaimed dive site or just lazed by a pool with a good book.
It's easy to fall into the pace of island life. You'll receive a warm welcome from the people of Saba, people who have not forgotten the benefit of a friendly greeting, which makes wandering through a charming Saban village all the more enjoyable. Idyllic gingerbread houses and well-kept gardens resonate the pride the people of Saba feel for their island.
Before you leave her shores you will have experienced the true beauty and community of Saba, made new friends and, like many others before you, a return visit will be the only thing on your mind...
So if you have a yearning for a different vacation, consider nothing less than Saba