Saba Divers is the international diving center with 15 years of tradition, 2015 TripAdvisor winner. Saba is a big mountain with outrageous terrain. So much so, that the original King Kong movie used Saba's silhouette as King Kong's "Skull Island" home - and even filmed some of the jungle scenes here. Divers can expect maximum comfort, safety, and individual approach. Saba Divers have two branches on the island. One of them is located directly in the heart of the island in the tourist center Windwardside; the other is located in Fort Bay harbor, where also diving boat Big Blue is anchored. Individual dives are organized on a per-person basis or in a small group of 2-6 divers with an instructor. It ensures maximum comfort and safety for all people under the sea. Divers are served with small refreshment (fruits & vegetables) on the boat between dives. Divers during their stay can expand their skills and get a PADI Scuba Diving Certification by completing specialized courses. Clients with no previous diving experience can gain all necessary skills under our professional guidance and return home as the divers with a PADI certification. Dive shop in the harbor, enables divers sit down together after dives relax and share experiences from the underwater world with the international team of instructors and guides speaking English, German and Dutch. Scuba shop client comfort zone in a harbor also provides divers with diving equipment to rent, including dive computers, and other professional diving accessories. Further there is available Wi-Fi connection for free, and shower with fresh water. Saba Divers can provide divers with photos and videos from our archives. Saba Divers offers Nitrox for free (it is included in diving packages)! Diving with Nitrox is safer, a dive time can be significantly longer and it keeps divers in better condition. In the harbor are DAN oxygen units and a decompression chamber in case of emergency.
Since 1985, the Sea Saba name is synonymous with a first-class diving operation. Whether you're a newly certified diver or a seasoned photographer, our enthusiastic, all-instructor crew assures a safe, professional and fun diving experience. Sea Saba's 40-foot (13m) boats are ideal for Saba's diving conditions. Though built for 25, we max each boat at just 10 divers. Two boats allow us to schedule dives to suit individual needs, interests, and experience level without compromise. We pride ourselves on adherence to the highest safety standards through regular safety training, proper equipment maintenance, and the strictest standards for air and nitrox quality. Our dive guides are dedicated not only to the highest standards of safety, but are also knowledgeable and enthusiastic about marine life. All of our instructors have at least a Level 3 REEF Fish ID certification and are happy to share their expertise with you. Sea Saba’s commitment to environmental education is evident through its status as PADI National Geographic dive center and a Sea & Learn sponsor. This commitment to environmental understanding is well-suited to Saba’s remarkable biodiversity. However, we know that a great dive trip is about more than just great diving...let us help you plan a special trip to Saba with a variety of dive packages from luxury hotels and budget accommodations to eco-style retreats and private cottages. For more information, enjoy our comprehensive website with Just Seen on Saba and News Features page and much more. Let us be your on-island concierge service and you'll see why we say "Dive the Sea Saba Difference".
For more than 30 years I have been dedicated to teaching, instructing and educating those whom, as much as I do, have felt the passion that the sea and all its creatures motivate. With that in mind, my teachings all balance the technical aspects of freediving with a zero impact on ecology while doing an inner travel connecting with Mother Nature.
The stairway begins near The Bottom, a short distance past the hospital. From the lookout at The Gap, continue down a steep road through a residential area. The Ladder begins where the steps veer off to the left. The stairs were used until the 1970's to bring up cargo from the Ladder Bay to the Bottom. This historical trail overlooks the Saba Marine Park and the Diamond Rock. Occasionally, depending on the tide, there will be a black sand beach at the end of the trail in the bay area. The Highlights of this trail include views of coastal bluffs, old Custom's house and ocean vistas.
The Crispeen Track begins a short distance past the dormitory in The Bottom and is well marked. Follow the signs to either bud's Mountain Trail or The Bottom hill Trail. The trail to Rendez vous begins above the last house on the left. The trail enters a rain forest and passes through fields and over a forest ridge. The trail continues into pasture land and on to junction with the Mt. Scenery Trial. Access to Crispeen Track from Mt. Scenery/Windwardside is via Rendez vous trial.
Look for the trailhead signboard on your left as you head up Mt. Scenery from Windwardside. The route passes through landscape with lush vegetation thick with Elephant ears and climbs past tall boulders. If you are looking for a shorter and easier hike, as compared to Mt. Scenery, then this is your go to trail. Although you won’t get the panaromaic views that Mt. Scenery provides, Mas Cahones Hill offers it’s own breathtaking views of the village of Windwardside. Highlights: Views of Windwardside
The stairway to the top of Mt. Scenery begins just west of The Trail Shop in Windwardside. Appropriate footwear is necessary as the steps are often slippery. Mt. Scenery is the highest point in the Dutch Kingdom (877m or 2877ft) and is Saba’s dominant feature. Dense vegetation with a variety of species cover the summit and upper slopes. The Elfin Forest (cloud-forest) dominates the upper 50m (150ft) of the mountain and is comprised of Mountain Mahogany covered with Epiphytes, Orchids and a myriad of other unique and rare plants. Highlights: Secondary rain forest, fascinating changes in vegetation along the way, abundant bird and spectacular views of neighboring islands.
The trail extends from Upper Hells Gate to Troy Hill and is a favorite amongst tourists. For the most part, Sandy Cruz is a relaxing nature trail, although you will find some parts of the trail have quite an incline. Enjoy the tranquility that Sandy Cruz offers, walking along to the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves. Take the time to enjoy the flora and fauna and you might even be joined by a snake or two throughout your hike! Highlights: Primary rainforest, secondary rainforest, abundant bird life and spectacular views.
From the Windwardside, as you pass the church at Hell's Gate, make a sharp left at the second road to your left (which leads to the old Gate House Hotel). Continue driving along he road until your reach the ends of it, there is a private home on the left hand side. At the trail junction, follow the sign and continue down to your right. Once you reach a grassy area overlooking the sea, a short scrabble down the sulphur deposit will lead you to the mind entrance. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to enter the mine, due to safety reasons. However, enjoy the spectacular views that this hike offers, and depending on the time of the day you can even see Saba's only airline making its decent to the shortest commercial airport in the world! Highlights: Views of Green Island, the Pirate Cliffs above the airport and the steeply eroded North Coast. Sea bird watching is exceptionally rewarding in this area.
A road just before the airport building goes down to Cove Bay and Flat Point. At the bottom of the road, walk out to the bluff overlooking the ocean. There is no trail as such. The tide pools are a unique spot on the island and are worth a visit. This area should only be visited when the sea is calm. When seas are rough, waves crash into the tide pools causing them to become dangerous. However, caution should always be taken when visiting the tide pools, due to the jagged rocks that surround the area. Highlights: Tide-pools and views of the remains of the sugarcane boiling house.
From English Quarter, walk down the road to the right of the Agricultural Station. At the end of this road, the trail starts on your left. Continue down the path to Old Booby Hill and further down to Spring Bay. As you near the coastline, the vegetation becomes increasingly dry and the air more hot and humid. For this trail, it's especially important to bring along enough water and use sunblock. Highlights: Spectacular views of the ocean, the airport and the island.
Access to the North Coast Trail is located at the entrance of the main trailhead in Lower Hell's Gate. This trail continues beyond the boundaries of the Saba National Park to Mary's Point and Wells Bay. Only guided hikes are allowed beyond the All Too Far junction. To organize a guided hike, visit the Saba Tourist Bureau or The Trail Shop, both located in the Windwardside. Highlights: Spectacular views of the ocean and the ruins of Mary's Point.
Can be started in Upper Hell's gate or Lower Hell's Gate (Zion's Hill). Starting point in Upper Hell's Gate; the Sandy Cruz Trailhead, connects North Coast Trial. Starting point in Lower Hell's Gate; the Sulphur Mind trail head, connects North Coast Trial. Highlights:Transition from dry forest to rainforest.
From Windwardside: Begin at the Mt. Scenery trail head, at the junction in Rendez vous, the first trail on your left is Mas' Cahone's Hill. The second trail on your left is Crispeen trail,, continue past the ecolodge, eventually you will pass a cottage. On your left is a sign to Bud's Mountain, make a right turn on this trail and it will take you to Mount Scenery. Highlights: Views of Windwardside, St. Johns and secondary rainforest.
Saba Lace is a unique needlecraft painstakingly created by the industrious women from Saba. It is also known as "Spanish Work" and has a history as special as the island of Saba itself. Five square miles in size and rising almost 3000 feet high, Saba tested the skills of even the most skilled sea captains in the 18th and 19th centuries. No wonder Sabans learned to be very industrious! In the 1870's, Mary Gertrude Hassell Johnson was sent by her parents to study at a Caracas, Venezuela convent. While she was there, the nuns taught Miss Hassell to create the intricate designs of this needlecraft. Miss Hassell brought the skill bak to Saba and in 1884, when regular mail service first connected the island to the outside world, the wives and daughters of Saba's seafaring men turned to the craft ito a mail-order cottage industry. Now, more than a century later, the skill learned by a young Saban girl still provides a means of support for many families on the tiny island of Saba. Blouses, dresses, tablecloths, napkins, and bun warmers are only a few of the pieces that Saban women create in a variety of colors. A few of the Saba Lace ladies, gather each week on Thursday to practice their skill and 'chew the rag' as the old-timers would say. Stop by the Eugenius center on a Thursday afternoon to gain some insight into Saba's history and culture. * The Saba Lace ladies will soon be moving to the new Heritage center.
The Foundation Dutch Museum on Saba is responsible for preserving and for exhibiting antiquities inherited by Rene Caderius van Veen. These were first inherited and partly also bought by his grandmother mrs A.J.C. Caderius van Veen-Steenhoff. Unfortunately another part of her collections was lost in WW II in 1944, when her house was torn down by the Germans, because they wanted to have a free shooting field near the bridge in Arnhem. After the evacuation René and his grandmother stayed in Leeuwarden in the province of Friesland in the North of the Netherlands for 7 years. He almost always accompanied her when visiting antique shops and even since he was a little boy of four years old she always asked what he liked the best. This explains his affinity with a large part of the collection. Before moving to Saba in January 2011, his two sons received that part of the collection that was their choose. Everything else was shipped to Saba. To give all those antiquities that are on Saba now a function, exhibitions were organized and now even in a permanent way. The idea is that now and in the future the collection will be an attraction also for tourist visiting Saba.
The museum is an original wooden cottage in Windwardside, furnished in the 19th century style of a Saban sea captain. The cottage stands in a beautiful meadow, which serves as a public park for picnics, Easter Sunday egg hunts and croquet games. Harry Luke Johnson (1914-1972) was a police officer and amateur artist, very interested in preserving Saba's heritage. He began Saba's first museum in 1970, and requested at his death that a public museum be established. The perfect solution was found in a cottage built around 1840 by sea Captain Josiah Peterson and the museum opened in 1977. Very few changes have been made to the original structure. The house conforms to classic Saban cottage architecture by being in two parts, each with a separate roof. This design mitigates wind damage. Red Galvalum recently replaced the shingled roof and the new floor is of Douglass fir. The siding remains the classic white-painted shingles, with white storm shutters sporting the green trim. Saba's museum, its collection, and its unique setting are definitely worth a visit by any tourist to the island.
Frangipani Spa by Queen's Gardens Resort is the one and only spa on our pristine island, Saba. We offer a wide variety of spa treatments. Including full body massages, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures. Our spa is fully equipped with a Finnish Sauna, a Turkish Steam Bath, a Jacuzzi, Herbal Facial Aroma Pots, a Waterfall Shower, a Relaxation Area, and an outdoor Swimming Pool. The Frangipani Spa uses Nectar, its own brand of organic body products especially designed and produced by Nalia of St. Maarten exclusively for Frangipani Spa. It is time to get pampered at the spa, where it is all about you! Book your appointment today!
Saba Carnival, also known as the Saba Summer Festival, is usually the last week in July, depending on the weekend it can run into the 1st days of August. The festival features great music, great food, colourful parades and the friendliest of atmosphere. Each night during the week of carnival offers a different musical performance or show and without a doubt there is something for everyone to enjoy! Carnival 2016 will take place from July 23-31st. Save these dates and come to Saba for the time of your life to celebrate the biggest party of the year! Don't forget to try the famous Jungle Juice! For updated information, like Saba Carnival on Facebook!
Upon your arrival at Saba's Port or Airport you're sure to be greeted by a warm smile from one of Saba's Taxi drivers! No worries they all know Saba like the back of their hands, whether you are staying at one of Saba's Hotels or a private residence they surely know where you need to go. "The Road That Couldn't be Built" is a must see! Travel the length of the road in comfort with one of our friendly & knowledgeable taxi drivers! Taxi Island tours take about 2 to 2.5 hours and cost 50$ for 1-4 persons. If you would like to arrange a tour, the tourist office or your accommodation providers can arrange this for you.
The Bottom is Saba's capital and the seat of Saba's Government. Along with government and medical facilities you'll also find The Saba School of Medicine (Medical students and faculty make up almost a quarter of the islands entire population!). You'll also discover several small restaurants, bars and grocery stores. As you drive from the bottom to Well's bay, you'll see the old customs house that sits atop "The Ladder", the rugged steps that formed Saba's route to and from the sea long before the road was built. Climb up and down the steps once and you'll get a true appreciation of how tough life was for the Sabans, back in the day...
Out of all the villages WIndwardside is the most tourist orientated. Drop by The Saba Tourist Bureau and say hello, you'll be within close proximity of six of the island's hotels and home to many vacation rental cottages You'll have no trouble passing a day wandering through small streets, investigating the museum & shops, a bite to eat is never far away... If you're up for some exercise pay a trip to the trail shop, pick up a map and a keepsake and then ascend the Mt. Scenery Trail to climb to the highest point in the Kingdom of the Netherlands!
St John’s is one of Saba’s smaller villages. Before entering our Capital the Bottom you must drive through this quaint neighborhood. Here you can ask your Taxi to make stops to capture some of our best scenic shots on the island. On a very clear day you can see our neighboring islands St Eustatius, St Kitts, Nevis and, if you’re really lucky, even Montserrat! From this vantage point high above the Caribbean Sea, ships and boats can be seen coming and going to Fort Bay Harbor.. St. John’s played a big role in the island’s history, if a vessel was approaching someone from the village would signal to residents in the Bottom to let them know visitors would soon arrive. Be sure to check out Crispeen trail it will certainly take you back in time and give you a real feeling of the old St John’s.
Zion's Hill is the first town you'll reach after leaving the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. Hell's Gate was officially named "Zion's Hill" after complaints from the church forced the Island's government to change the name. However, "Hell's Gate" is still used by many Sabans and visiting tourists today. Hell's Gate is home to the Holy Rosary Church, a stone structure built in 1962, as well as a community center where visitors can purchase locally made Saba Lace, also called Spanish Work, and Saba Spice, a locally produced and very potent spiced rum. Hell's Gate is about 1000 feet above sea level. Lower Hell's Gate is home to a now-closed sulfur mine where visitors may explore with caution. Hell's Gate is also the start to the Crispin trail which one can take. The trail takes roughly 2 hours to complete and gives stunning views of Diamond Rock and the Saban coastline.
A vist to this historic churches of Saba is a must on your trip to Saba. There are a number of churches on the island: three Roman Catholic, Two Anglican, one Wesleyan Holiness, one Seventh Day Adventist and one Jehovah Witness Hall. The churches are located throughout the villages on the island, and many offer services on Sundays as well as during the week. The oldest church on Saba (Christ Church, Anglican), is located in the village of The Bottom. The actual date of construction is still unknown, however research has suggested that the church did undergo renovations in the year 1977. It is assumed that the church was on Saba for many years before the renovations took place. Other churches dating back to the 18th century, include the Sacred Heart, Roman Catholic Church (1877) and The Holy Trinity, Anglican Church (1877).
The Queen Wilhelmina Park is located in The Bottom beside the Governor's residence, making it easy to find. The park has recently been renovated and looks more beautiful than ever! It is the perfect place to relax, read a book and enjoy the sunshine that is almost ever present on Saba. Enjoy the sound and breeze that come from the tall whistling pines, that have surrounded the park for many years.
Sea & Learn on Saba is a non-profit foundation. Since 2003, a month-long event takes place throught the month of October. Every other night, starting on October 1, a dynamic large screen presentation is provided by one of our invited Experts. These same experts also visit our schools and work with the Saba Conservation and Child Focus after school program to teach our local children the value of Saba's nature and its importance to the region. Local adults and visiting tourists are also invited to join any of the marine and terrestrial field projects that take place. The focus for all events is casual hands-on learning. The month-long event is sponsored by island and regional businesses. With the exception of the school program, all events are open to the public and free of charge.
Saba Day is Saba’s national holiday and is celebrated on the first Friday of December. Although the official holiday is one day, celebrations last from Friday until Sunday and numerous activities are organized for the weekend, including sports, a fishing tournament, food booths, music concerts, games and more. Sabans decided many years ago, that it was necessary to have a special day where we could all commemorate our history, ancestors, culture and more. So if you are on Saba during the first weekend of December, be sure to check out the Saba Day festivities!
On the outskirts of the quaint little village of Windwardside... That's where Brigadoon lies.... Enter an old Saban home, and be surprised at the restaurant you’ll find! Savor the romantic atmosphere and the tantalizing aromas wafting in from the kitchen… Has time stood still? A large selection of Cocktails and beautiful wines are available from your charming hosts, any dish you order will be prepared with love by the chefs. Feel at home at Brigadoon. Cuisine: continental/ Mediterranean/French with a Caribbean lilt. Fresh fish and lobster available.
Looking for somewhere that offers local, caribbean food? an inviting atmosphere? endless drinks? Then look no further! Stop by the hideaway, leave all your worries and stress behind and come escape with us! We offer lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Brunch will be available every other Sunday. We also have daily specials, desserts and cocktails! Like our Facebook page 'The Hideaway' for all the latest information about events and interesting happenings!
Restaurant at the Queen's Gardens Resort is set amid a lush mountain garden with a view to The Bottom and the ocean way below. Its fresh seafood and Saba Lobster are famous samples of the international cuisine. One can enjoy these specialties in the European-styled dining room or outdoors under the moon and stars. It's unique outdoor bar and terrace is well known to hikers. This restaurant is one of the most highly rated on the Island. Breakfast: every day from 7am to 10am Lunch: every day from 12noon to 2pm Dinner: every day with an exception on Mondays from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
The Rainforest Restaurant at the Saba Ecolodge is the highest restaurant in the Kingdom of the Netherlands featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are going hiking we offer lunch you can take in one of our old school lunch boxes. We recommend the jerk chicken wrap, it is the perfect light lunch to enjoy from one of Saba’s panoramic view points or on the boat between dives. Enjoy dinner by candle light while listening to the frogs trill in the rainforest. Chef Keith J. Murphy will treat you to his own brand of indigenous island cuisine using local fruits and vegetables like the bumpy lemon, and breadfruit. Keith’s Rub-a-dub Ribs are a local favorite. Our onsite organic farm provides a portion of our produce so we can serve you meals as fresh as possible. The full bar features signature cocktails like Sabanade and Kelly Killers, made with local fruit juices and premium liquors. Saturday night is Fire on the Mountain, family style Island BBQ, and Bonfire under the stars. Sunday brunch, bring the family to relax and hang out on the patio with some games and Mimosas. Please call to make reservations! Hours of Operation Sunday 8-4 Monday –Saturday 8-8 Breakfast 8-9 Lunch 11-2 Dinner seating 6:30, 7:30
This very popular restaurant features a cozy decor, two must see terraces with ocean & village view where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The restaurant & bar offers a large variety of local, European and American dishes. Scout's is one of Saba's oldest and most traditional places. "Everyday is a special day at Scout's Place". Famous Saba lobster, catch of the day, spit roasted chicken, curry goat and other dishes are some of the daily changing specials. Or choose some delicious food from the regular menu. The main goal is to offer you the most fresh and local food as possible so that you can get the great taste of the Caribbean while staying on Saba. Scout's Place is always open and convenient located in the tiny village of Windwardside: Friday night's Scout's is THE place to be: Saba's best live entertainment "Sabaoke" night is a must see event and shouldn't be missed. Draft beer and a well stocked bar round up the picture. Don't miss the home made Saba Spice, a traditional Saba specialty. Serving breakfast lunch & dinner daily (Sundays, closed for dinner).
Caribbean weekend fun at its best! This brand new restaurant overlooks Saba's only beach. Pick your spot and your view and look out over both the beautiful Cove Bay and the gorgeous Spring Bay. You can easily access the beach from the restaurant on our stone path. You can visit the tide pools and the ruins of the "Indigo Boiling House" when you come to the Seagrape Grill. Test your skills at spotting the numerous sea turtles swimming in Cove Bay or just relax and watch the moon come up over the Bay. The Seagrape Grill was named for the magnificent seagrape tree under which diners can sit. Under the spreading seagrape tree, you can chat with the Saba Johnsons and listen to tall tales. The Seagrape Grill consistently serves the best and biggest burgers, ribs and steaks as well as mouth-watering barbequed chicken and grilled tender chicken breasts. We also have grilled, homemade, yummy veggie burgers and hummus. Come have a drink - perhaps try our "Seagrape Special", while you relax at the Cove. Private parties can be accommodated with advanced reservation. There is seating for 88 outside and under the porches and under the seagrape tree.
Situated in the heart of Windwardside, this popular 69 Seat Restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating on our new covered street side deck. Dinner - the lights dim, the Music gets cranked up, and the good times continue! Choose from our Signature Cocktails and Frozen Drinks, with both local and imported beers. Watch for our popular “Guest Chef Night” – featuring both Local and off Island Chef’s presenting their specialties to you. Sea Witch is your Restaurant/Bar of choice with the Best Pizza on Saba, Steaks, Pasta and Seafood. Finish it off with Homemade Deserts and Ice Cream. Good Food, Good Value, Good Times! Here we go!
Swinging Doors is definitely the place where everybody knows your name. It anchors the corner in Windwardside opposite the Big Rock Market. Prop. and bartender Eddie Hassell has the neighborhood watering hole recipe down pat: a well-stocked inventory, simple fare (hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, etc.), and a wealth of unsolicited opinions-he renamed his "potato offering" Freedom fries after recent disappointments over non-support from European ally. Eddie is a naturalized American citizen and served in the US merchant marine for 13 years. Ask the man for a story and you a likely to get a book. Speaking of Pat - and we were, weren't we? - Eddie's wife Pat does her best to keep the Wild West flavor of the Swinging Doors reigned in: the atmosphere is definitely mellow for families with children. The atmosphere is fun, the chairs comfortable, and the conversation lively. Eddie's specialties are BBQ ribs and chicken dinners on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Quality is consistently excellent, ingredients rigorously fresh. A new offering is char-your-own steak night on Sundays, although Eddie is glad to do the honors if sitting back talking to the locals is more to your liking. Call ahead (416-2506) for a table or take out because chow disappears quickly.
Tropics Café is the perfect place to relax any time of the day. Its charming terrace dining room overlooks the pool with a panoramic view of the mountainside terrain and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea. Enhance your experience by relaxing at the pool with a cool refreshing drink and unique menu choices that only Tropic's can provide. A great way to spend your day! Serving and taking reservations for: Breakfast: Everyday: 7am - 10am Lunch: Tuesdays - Sundays 11am - 3pm Free Wine: Tuesdays - Sundays 4pm - 5pm Happy Hour: Tuesdays - Sundays 4pm - 6pm Dinner: Tuesdays - Sundays starting at 6.30pm "Virtual Hike Film" Wednesdays 6.30pm "T.G.I.F." Fridays starting at 4pm Wednesday Virtual Hike Film Conservationist and government commissioned founder of the Saba Conservation Foundation; Tom van’t Hof narrates this film and takes you on a guided ecological tour of the island. Enjoy this film on Saba’s only outdoor cinema with a 12’X18’ screen and surround sound system. Wednesdays starting at 6.30pm. Friday T.G.I.F. Whew it’s Friday! There is no better way to start celebrating the weekend then at Tropics Café. 2 for 1 beers, free Jell-O shots, and great appetizers platters. Free Wine You read that right. we have a free wine hour! We're serving free wine every day from 4 pm until 5 pm (Except for Mondays) Happy Hour "Two for One Beers" Every day from 4pm until 6pm (Except for Mondays)
Topo Gigio is a bar and restaurant located in the village of The Bottom and throws some of the best parties on the island. Dance the night away to sounds from local DJ's as well as DJ's from neighboring island, St. Maarten. Music ranges from soca and dancehall to rap and house music. Besides the music, the kitchen stays open until late, so you don't have far to go if you get hungry! Put on your dancing shoes and visit Topo Gigio, parties go on until 2:00 a.m.
The Artisan Foundation is located in the village of the Bottom and is a must see on your trip to Saba, especially if you are looking for some unique souvenirs to take back home. The Artisan Foundation sells a variety of hand-crafted items such as bags, Saba lace, dolls, tshirts, artwork, etc. In addition to these items, you can also find locally made rum and liquors, including the famous "Saba Spice."
The newly opened HES Home & Hardware is part of the "Do It Best" buying group, which are over 4000 stores strong worldwide. We offer everything you need in the largest Home & Hardware store on the island. From furniture to pillows, hardware to alarm clocks, and special orders, our friendly staff will attend to your needs. Located behind the RBC Bank in the Windwardside, we have 3000 square feet of inventory and convenient hours
Situated in the heart of Windwardside, in Lambee's former home, Everyt'ings has everything you could wish for to remind you of your stay on the Unspoiled Queen or to take home as gifts for your loved ones. For souvenirs such as tee's, polo's, caps, fleeces, glasses, magnets,postcards, photos, mugs, flags, lo- cal rum, saba spice and lacework etc; as well as handmade jewelry and greetings cards, gifts, toys, games, other clothing, footwear and much more. You will find everything you need at Everyt'ings. Also in the same building: Five square art gallery Experience the art of the Caribbean.
Situated in the heart of Windwardside, five square art gallery offers for sale original paintings, drawings, sketches, giclees, prints, sculptures, carvings, folk art and greetings cards. Saba’s only art gallery has existed since the 1990's: at first called The Breadfruit Gallery, it was renamed The Peanut Gallery in 2003 and purchased by the current owners Gersh Geenty and Emilie Declippeleir in 2011. 2014 it was time for another change to five square art gallery. If the gallery had a mission statement it would be 'to bring the best in Caribbean art, and in particular Saban art, to people on Saba'. With cards from $3, prints from $15, and originals from less than $50, there is something for everyone at five square art gallery.
halfmoon ATELIER, a shop and open-studio, is located in the center Windwardside, Saba, just across from Lambee's Place. halfmoon ATELIER showcases the simple but unique clothing and vegetable tanned leather products made by Meghann Halfmoon here on Saba, under her halfmoon brand. It is also an open-studio where you can watch Meghann hand-build functional stoneware pottery, which is then fired and displayed for purchase in the shop. halfmoon products highlight the natural beauty of the raw materials and stand out thanks to clear attention to simple design, detail, quality and function. A small selection of products from other local makers will soon be available as well, which will follow a similar ethos. halfmoon products can also be purchased online and shipped worldwide!.
Saba Dispensary is a branch of the Friendly Island and Simpson Bay Pharmacies on St. Maarten, and has direct access to all the knowledge, products and services offered by these pharmacies. Our mission is to offer Saba all the services you could expect from a modern pharmacy. We strive to provide you with personalized service and information regarding your medication. Our wide inventory will reflect medication prescribed on Saba but also medication prescribed by medical specialists abroad on islands like St. Maarten (Dutch and French) and Curacao. We can assist you at our "Over the Counter" section in choosing from a wide variety of pharmacy items such as OTC medication, vitamins and supplements, medical aid products like bandages and crutches, as well as incontinence products, eye care, skin care, dental care and diabetes care. We are looking forward to helping you and listening to any suggestions you may have to improve our service.
In addition to offering instruction and excursions in snorkeling and scuba diving, Sea Saba Dive Center also has a wide variety of retail and clothing in its shop at Lambee's Place in Windwardside. Come visit Sea Saba for an extensive selection of sports wear, swim wear, hats, Merrell and Columbia hiking shoes, Kipling bags, Cobian flip flops, and more. Also don't miss out on seasonal and specialty items including sun dresses from JAMS World, jackets, coats, and polo shirts. As a dive center, Sea Saba also specializes in diving and snorkeling equipment including fins, masks, snorkels, and many other scuba diving related products. Let Sea Saba be your outfitters for adventure or leisure
Stylez 416 is a newly opened store, located in the Windwardside. This shop offers everything you need from men and women's clothing and underwear to electronics. In addition to items found in the store, you are also offered the option to order from one of the catalogues on display.
We are the only Saban locally-owned hotel on the island. Perched on the edge of a ridge in the Windwardside like a perfect jewel, we have views of Mount Scenery, English Quarter, and the deep-blue Caribbean Sea. The reception desk and lobby is in a colonial-style natural stone plantation house decorated with elegant antiques. We have ten gingerbread-style cottages with brick pathways lead you to your own cozy private cottage with comfortable interiors, balcony, fully equipped kitchens, dining area, queen-size beds, cable TV, and telephone. We also have a swimming pool with a relaxing sun deck with views of the same including the end of the airports' runway where you can watch Winair takeoff. Our convenient location is within short walking distance to a variety cuisine of restaurants, dive/gift shops, day spa, and museum. The grounds are landscaped with bright tropical flowers and exotic perfumes of the night jasmines and frangipanis. You will enjoy the cool tradewind breezes. Guests will tell you that relaxation is the number one reason to come to The Cottage Club.
Relax in a hammock, read, or just watch the clouds float by in one of the individual off grid cabins. You will fall asleep with the cooling tropical breeze and the trilling of the tree frogs and awake to bird song. Built in the traditional Saban style, the cabins are tucked into lush tropical greenery and terraced garden plots that support our garden to table Rainforest Restaurant. Each cabin has a double bed, solar lighting, and a full bath with composting toilet. Some cabins have a loft for extra sleeping accommodations. The Saba Eco-lodge offers a unique experience for the adventurous tourist. Situated just off the Crispeen Track in an area known as “The Big Rendezvous”, the Saba Ecolodge is a stepping off point for many of the island’s hiking trails. The Ecolodge is perfect if you want to get away from it all and unplug from the stress of the modern world. Come relax on the patio with a cool drink in the tropical rainforest. Please call to make reservations! Price for a cabin is $80 per night for up to 2 people, extra people add $10 per night per person, tax included. Breakfast is not included $15 per person, The American Breakfast includes: Eggs, bacon, bagels, fruit, cereal, granola bars, juice, tea, and coffee.
Peace - Nature - Silence This charming eco hotel with many personal touches and breathtaking sea views offers warm hospitality and a peaceful atmosphere. The service is very friendly and attention is paid to details. The welcoming owners take time to provide tips, background information and insights into the Saban arts and culture. The swimming pool, honor-bar and hammocks all add to the gentle way of life and help you to relax and unwind. The hotel is a tranquil heaven where one can rest and enjoy nature at its best. This is a hideaway where romance and relaxation blend wonderfully. Enjoy fantastic ocean sunsets from October to March. The quiet hotel is located a 10 minute walk up from Windwardside. The owners are fluent in Dutch, English, German and Spanish and also speak some French.
Juliana's is located in Windwardside, the center of island life; with just a few minutes walk from Saba's finest restaurants, dive/gift shops, hiking trails, spa, and museum. This small intimate hotel rests quietly amid well-manicured tropical gardens, their friendly staff will quickly get to know your preferences, giving you a level of personal service unsurpassed anywhere on the island. You should not have any difficulty conveying your requests since their staff is well versed in French, Dutch, and English. Juliana's has twelve rooms; six enjoying ocean-views having hammocks with private balconies and three looking out over the gardens having kitchenettes and air-condition. Each room is equipped with cable-TV, ceiling-fans, mini-bar-refrigerator and in-room coffeemakers. Juliana's two handsome cottages (Orchid and Flossie's Cottage) and the Mango Apartment adjoins the property for those in search of a little extra space and privacy.
For a truly unique getaway join us at the Queen's Gardens Resort, Saba's leading luxury property. Reflective of the resort's theme of casual chic and elegance, our 12 spacious, private one and two bedroom suites are distinctively furnished with antiques, art work and exotic furniture from the East and West Indies. Many of our suites offer large, private Jacuzzi rooms featuring an open wall to the sea and mountains below. Set amid a serene, intimate and wonderfully romantic setting and nested within the semi-secluded area known as Troy Hill, the Resort is perched at a 1200 feet elevation and offers panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea along with dazzling vistas of majestic mountains from all suites. You'll enjoy constant cool breezes, no mosquitoes, the largest swimming pool on island, cable television and internet hookups in guest suites, the island's largest and most fully equipped conference room, easy access to hiking trails, and highly personalized service from our international staff. Our 3-meal, fine dining restaurant, The Queen's Gardens Restaurant, features international cuisine which can be enjoyed in the European-styled dining room or under the radiant stars and moon on our outdoor terraces.
Scout's Place Hotel, Restaurant, Bar & Dive Center is a unique all-in-one resort on Saba. It is one of the oldest, most traditional places on Saba and is designed for divers, hikers and other nature lovers. The hotel is in the heart of the little gingerbread village of Windwardside just a few walking minutes from the Tourist office, Shops, Restaurants and some trail heads. It has 14 individual styled rooms, all of them have ocean view and most of them are equipped with fan, refrigerator, telephone, internet access, private bathroom, balcony & cable TV. Other amenities are a tropical patio, pool, terraces & boutique as well as a restaurant and a bar. From our terraces you have a gorgous view on the village, the mountain and the ocean and at the bar you can meet divers, tourists and locals alike.
Come relax, be inspired and experience the newest boutique hotel on the Caribbean island of Saba! The Unspoiled Queen has a new gem in her crown and we are proud to present "Selera Dunia". Named after the Malay word for "Taste of the World", this new boutique hotel on Saba is ready to offer its guests a comfortable stay. You will experience a true taste of the world where each suite is designed with authentic furniture and accessories of various countries and cultures while the tranquil sound of waterfalls outside creates the perfect relaxing atmosphere. We aim to inspire our guests while also gifting them with a luxurious themed suite with a breathtaking view of Saba, the Caribbean Sea and St. Maarten. The themed suites are over 70 m2 and equipped with wireless internet, cable television, mini bar, coffee and tea amenities. We hope that we can soon be of service to you! For more information call, email or check out our facebook page!
Perched comfortably, high atop exclusive Troy Hill amid the unspoiled tropical rainforests of Saba, Dutch West Indies sits the luxury vacation villa Carolina Cottage. Designed, constructed and appointed with only one purpose in mind - your ultimate and unforgettable vacation experience. This impeccable, custom-built two bedroom, two and one half bath traditional Dutch villa will stun you with her dramatic vistas and rejuvenate you through her peaceful serenity. Leave your cares at home and come let Carolina Cottage pamper you. Savor her exquisite tropical sunrises, the constant refreshing tradewind breezes, and sun-soaked lounging from her multiple terraces, which surround the deepest, bluest private pool on the island.
This luxurious private villa, called the Haiku House is located on Troy Hill and has a magnificent ocean view. The villa offers three bedrooms with bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, living, private terraces with a pool and Jacuzzi. The interior is fully designed by Jan des Bouvrie, one the most famous Dutch interior decorators. It is an ideal destination for your own private holiday or party on top of Troy Hill and in the middle of the tropical rainforest.
Hummingbird Villa is the only secluded, gated, seaside estate available for rent on Saba and is beautifully situated on two walled acres with private pool, magnificent sunrises and unobstructed, panoramic views of the ocean and 6 islands. Hummingbird Villa is located on Windwardside and is a quick five-minute walk to the heart of the village. We offer the discriminating traveler two suites with full baths, ocean views, and walk-outs to the gorgeous, exclusive pool, decks and gardens from the principal rooms. There is a separate poolside guest house with huge bath and sweeping ocean and mountain views. Our den sleeps 2 in comfort and luxury. The Great Room has 20-foot ceilings, six sets of French doors and views of six islands and the ocean. We have a gourmet kitchen; two indoor and two outdoor dining areas; gate house with intercom that leads to a walled patio with lush tropical gardens; wireless, high speed internet; air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout; huge deck and pool deck for sunning; Jacuzzi tub in master suite with pool, mountain and ocean views; and a large, shaded back yard with ocean views.
Island View Villa is a beautiful six room stone crafted Villa with the dwelling area consisting of 2,200 square feet (204 square meters). The rooms include a large fully equipped kitchen; dinette with crystal chandelier; dining room with glass rattan table, 100 year old crystal chandelier and original hand painted tiled faced stone hearth; living room, two bedrooms and large bathroom with full length mirror, water closet, bidet and shower. The terrace, garden and lawn area consist of 1,700 square feet (158 square meters). The views from the Villa are breathtaking and expansive. From the wrap around terrace, or upper garden, looking north east, east and south east are the islands of St. Martin, St. Barths, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Watch cruise ships pass by both night and day, and with some luck you may also see some grey or humpback Whales. From the upper garden looking west is Mt. Scenery, the Dutch West Indies highest point (2,877 ft above sea level) complete with hiking trail, lush green vegetation and tropical rain forest. Grocery stores are located within 800 ft. Gift shops and restaurants are a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride along the main road with spectacular views along the way.
One of the finest views in Windwardside of the Caribbean is yours at The Pilot House, Saba's newest luxury cottage. A short, level stroll down Park Lane (one of the few named streets in town) brings the traveler to the village of Windwardside, the social heart of Saba. The Master bedroom and the Great room open to the ocean view patio with table and chairs for four. Full sized gourmet Kitchen has all new appliances, local phone service and wireless DSL internet connection. The huge master bedroom has a ceiling fan, pillow top queen sized bed, walk in closet, spacious master bath, and totally secluded outdoor shower for two. Guest bedroom has ceiling fan, pillow top queen bed, large closet, and attached bath. Rear patio has a shaded table and chairs accommodating four, prefect for those cool afternoon adult beverages. Spacious great room has 32" flat screen HDTV, DVD player, surround sound & iPod docking station. A matching front patio has killer view of the Caribbean and a lovely visage of your neighborhood, "Under the Hill".
Spyglass is a private villa located on the point at Boobyhill but within an easy stroll into Windwardside shops, restaurants and activities. This villa is a true haven of tranquility and beauty. Spyglass boasts a walkout panoramic veranda and large lower sun deck and patio with extraordinary views of the surrounding islands, Caribbean Sea and Saba. Entertaining is made easy with the rear covered cabana perfect for outdoor grilling, cocktails or conversation. The interior features a large gourmet kitchen, breakfast bar, dining and living area, 2 bedrooms and 2 full generously sized baths. The villa is equipped with all the modern comforts one would expect.
Our beautiful, Saban house "Villa Fairview" is situated in a very unique location on the island Saba. At a 1000 feet, "Fairview" overlooks the charming village of Windwardside in the middle of the island. You will find numerous of fine restaurants and shops, all within walking distance. The house surrounded by beautiful nature is approached from a quiet street, which provides the utmost privacy. Because of the unique location there is a magnificent view from the wide verandas overlooking the town of Windwardside, Mount Scenery and the Caribbean to the South West
Think paradise. Think peace and renewal. Think fabulous views of ocean sunrise, and of the village amenities just 2 minutes away. Think newly refurbished and thoughtfully renovated living spaces. Think hiking through a unique rain forest that you can see from the back patio. Think diving in some of the best dive sites in the western hemisphere. Think relaxing on the large new deck. You have arrived at Althea Cottage, Windwardside Saba.
Situated at around 1,600 feet, on the quiet slopes of Booby Hill, The Anole House sits within a secluded, mature, tropical garden with spectacular views across the azure blue waters of the Caribbean Sea to the islands of St Eustatius, St Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and beyond. This spacious and private property comprises 2 large bedrooms; 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite); living room with French windows onto the pool terrace; large fully fitted, double aspect kitchen / dining room (pool and ocean views); laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer; fresh water swimming pool with underwater illumination; and a number of outdoor terraced areas for eating, entertaining, sunbathing or just relaxing. Its secluded location belies the fact that it is only a ten minute walk from Windwardside. Whether you’re visiting Saba to dive, hike or just to relax, the Anole House is the perfect base from which to enjoy the unique splendour of the ‘Unspoiled Queen’.
Awake each morning to breathtaking sunrises from the patio and enjoy your morning coffee or tea in the comfort and privacy of Catseye Cottage. Get an early start to the wonderful hiking trails or relax until your valet arrives to take you to Fort Bay for some of the finest diving in the world. Or just relax in the teak lounge chairs and watch the village of Windwardside come to life. Regardless of your day's plans, the mornings are a special time to reflect on life and the amazing beauty that Saba has to offer. Catseye Cottage overlooks the village of Windwardside at 1614 feet above sea level and offers one the most spectacular and unobstructed panoramic views of Windwardside with dual ocean views you can find anywhere on the island.
Built in 1930, our airy wooden post and beam cottage has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) with comfortable beds, a living room, fully applianced eat-in kitchen, tile bathroom with ocean-view hot shower, a private front porch and back deck. Located in the village of Hell's Gate, between the airport and the village of Windwardside, the cottage overlooks Saba's postage stamp airport and is on one of the main hiking trails to Mount Scenery, which can be seen from the mountain side porch. At 1,200 feet, you have a more-than 270° view of the Caribbean. From the ocean side deck you can hear the crashing of the surf from Spring Bay Beach, and see Cove Bay swimming area. Sunrises over the sea are spectacular. On clear nights lights twinkle from six neighboring islands. Cruise ships pass so close it feels like you could step off the island and onto their decks. You may even see a pod of whales. Come, make yourself at home, and explore Saba.
"Dushi," a papimiento word for "sweetheart" aptly describes our new cottage located below the church in Hell's Gate. Construction of the Dushi Cottage was completed in January 2004 by the finest local craftsmen and done in the Saban style. The cottage boasts the latest in modern amenities including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, glass fused tiles and beautiful lighting fixtures. A turn-key cottage - you will be provided with new linens, kitchen utensils, phone, dvd, cd player, and Persian rugs. The one bedroom, 600 square foot cottage has a 1000 square foot deck with unobstructed views of the Caribbean, three islands, and memorable sunrises. You won't want to miss a private oudoor shower with views of Mt. Scenery or a soak in the 100 year-old claw foot tub while gazing out the dutch door to the stars. Ideal for weddings or a romantic holiday.
Located in the village of Windwardside, within walking distance of most restaurants, and Saba's attractions. Owners Eve-Marie and Guy, from St. Bart's bought this home after searching 10 year for the perfect Saban cottage. Fully restored and in keeping with "The Saban Style", you'll fall in love with this cottage just like Eve-Marie and Guy have. A private deck with a spectacular view of the ocean surrounds this lovely one bedroom cottage with a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and laundry facilities. Decorated with a collection of paintings from the vacations that the owners Eve-Marie and Guy have made over the years brings warmth to this lovely home and makes it truly special. You're sure to enjoy your stay on Saba in this private cottage!
Booby Hill, just a short walk from Windwardside, Flamboyant Cottage is a picture-perfect gingerbread cottage designed for a relaxing vacation. This quaint Saban cottage boasts two bedrooms, each with private bath, well-equipped full-size kitchen, outdoor dining gazebo, private pool, and extensive tiled decks from which you can enjoy the stunning views of Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis and the Caribbean Sea. The cottage is decorated is bright Caribbean colors and furnished with comfort in mind, including overhead fans, air-conditioned bedrooms, flat-screen cable TV, DVD player, iPod player and Internet access. Flamboyant Cottage is within easy reach of Windwardside's restaurants, shops and activities, but far enough away so that the cottage is peaceful and private. Spend the day diving, hiking, or exploring the island's shops and restaurants, then return to the tranquility of Flamboyant Cottage where the only sounds you'll hear come from nature. Enjoy a cool drink while lounging on the sunny pool terrace, or kick back with a book in the shade of the gazebo or porch. We welcome you to come and discover all of Saba's charms from your private retreat at Flamboyant Cottage!
Juliana's Hotel presents Flossie's Cottage, a traditional Saban cottage one story in height and made of timber-framed construction on a stone foundation with gorgeous hard wood floors. Old timeless pictures of Saba are hung through out the house this 2-bedroom cottage, giving it warmth and adding to its historical theme. Its fully equipped kitchen can cook up any home-style meal, which you can enjoy at the dinner table in this cozy home. The living room opens its doors onto a side porch, which has a view of the mountains, you will definitely feel at home and part of the local culture in this traditional Saban house. Although the cottage is located in a private setting away from the hotel, you can still rely on the friendly, efficient and helpful, but non-intrusive assistance from the management and staff of Juliana's.
Nestled among tropical gardens and flowers, this beautiful cottage, recently built in original Saban style, reflects the tranquility and grace of this pristine island known as "The Unspoiled Queen." The cottage features a large living and dining area with stylish floors, a master bedroom and guest bedroom, both with ensuite bath, a fully equipped kitchen, an oversized patio ideal for entertaining and a private picnic area perfect for barbequeing. From the patio you can enjoy views of the lush gardens with their tropical flowers and breathtaking views of Mount Scenery. The cottage is located within minutes of scenic hiking trails, charming restaurants and picturesque shops. Hibiscus Cottage...for a true Saban experience...
Welcome to "House on the Path". Nestled 1500 feet above sea level, House on the Path is a charming restored, original Saban style cottage. It is secluded by a five minute hike away from neighbors and traffic. The house is surrounded by lush, green vegetation with a view of the Caribbean Ocean and the small Windwardside village below. Tranquility, friendliness and peacefulness are norms on this pristine tiny Caribbean island. Well known for it's exquisite scuba diving and scenic hiking trails, Saba is ideal for getting in touch with your inner being and "House on the Path" is the perfect setting.
Located at 1,400 ft above sea level in the charming village of Windwardside and within walking distance of restaurants and bars is Iris House. The house is one of the best examples of a traditional Saban Cottage and has been lovingly maintained. Set in a 1/4 acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, the house consist of 2 bedrooms each with its own private bath and shower, living room with cable TV/multi-region DVD/CD player and stereo, and fully equipped kitchen. There is a small annex at the back which contains a bunk bed for two which is perfect for kids. Dining is enjoyed in the secluded courtyard dining area off the living room or next to the pool. Outside, a covered balcony with spectacular ocean views is the perfect place for a drink or just to curl up with your favorite book. Sun worshipers can relax on the huge deck surrounding the pool with great views of the Caribbean. Cool drinks are always close by in the gazebo with full wet bar. Iris House is the perfect getaway spot for those wanting to enjoy everything that Saba, the "Unspoiled Queen", has to offer.
Juliana's Hotel presents Lily Pond Cottage a traditional Saban Cottage placed amongst tropical gardens and surrounded by lily ponds and a water fall, which you can enjoy while sitting on a private gazebo "hovering" over the gardens. Pass through the entrance and enter into covered side porch filled with tropical plants and a dining area, and then continue onwards into the fully equipped kitchen, which is complete with the original hearth and has modern kitchen facilities. The great room is spacious and has a comfortable sitting area, which is cozy for two but roomy enough to invite fellow travelers over to share the awe of the cottage. A four-poster, queen-size bed dominates the back half of the room. The private bathroom is crafted from local stones. The cottage has a separate wash room and toilet on the opposite side. Continue onto the side garden, where you can relax on a hammock, while enjoying the cool Caribbean breeze. Although the cottage is located in a private setting away from the hotel, you can still rely on the friendly, efficient and helpful, but non-intrusive assistance from the management and staff of Juliana's.
Juliana's Hotel presents Orchid Cottage also located in the village of Windwardside and most popular for its breath-taking view and private outdoor bathroom; this 2-bed room cottage is comfy enough for two, but can accommodate four persons easily. It's spacious private bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioner and ceiling fans and the large glass living room sliding doors open to a enclosed deck, which is a favorite by all for relaxing outdoors, great for dining or just enjoying the natural surroundings of the Caribbean Sea and Mount Scenery. Steps away, Tropics Café offers you the convenience of having a restaurant where you can have breakfast and lunch throughout the day while relaxing poolside. Although the cottage is located in a private setting, you can still rely on the friendly, efficient, but non-intrusive assistance from the management and staff of Juliana's Hotel.