Mount Scenery, Windwardside, Dutch Museum Saba, Tent Reef Wall, Saba National Marine Park, Cove Bay
There is no easy way to get to Saba, but the remoteness of your destination is what has kept this island so beautiful for so long. First, you’ll need to fly to the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten. Then, hop aboard a pedal jumper for a 12-minute flight to Saba! Or, if you’d rather not get on another plane, there is a ferry that takes about 90 minutes. For more detailed instructions, visit the Princess Juliana International Airport webpage or the ferry page.
Once you step foot onto the Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean, you have two options for traveling around. You can reserve a taxi, get the driver’s card, and make trip arrangements with them. Or instead, you can rent a car and explore the island on your own terms. There is more information available, plus a list of taxi drivers, on Saba’s tourism website.
Saba is relatively untouched, and the people of Saba work very hard to live in harmony with their natural surroundings. With few roads, few buildings, and a modest airport, it is obvious that the natural beauty of the island takes center stage. You can go snorkeling to see the sea turtles or beachcombing for tide pools. Or stay relatively dry and go hiking through the rainforest and cloud forest to see orchids, green iguanas, hummingbirds.
Mount Scenery is the tallest mountain in the Dutch Kingdom at 877 meters, so avid hikers can stretch their legs and see how far they can climb.
Dutch Museum Saba – this museum houses Dutch artifacts from the 1600s. Visitors can get their own little slice of the Netherlands and enjoy tapestries, porcelain, furniture, lacework, and plenty more.
Harry L. Johnson Museum – home to the archaeological findings of Saba, visitors can learn about the Amerindian peoples that once called this island home. The museum is located within a preserved 19th-century home with stunning gardens and walkways.
Eco-Tourism in Bonaire
Saba is the eco-tourist’s ultimate destination. The old growth rainforests and cloud forests make for an unforgettable hiking excursion. Or instead, the depths of the Saba National Marine Park offer visitors another glimpse of the island’s natural beauty. The island is relatively hilly, and so wherever your journeys take you, you are sure to see stunning viewpoints of the natural wonder all around you.