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Best things to do in Saba
Top 15 things to do in Saba
1. Mount Scenery, Windwardside
Hike to the top of Mount Scenery, a dormant volcano that represents the highest point of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The volcano island features many different types of vegetation--the upper slopes include a rain and cloud forest covered in epiphytes, orchids, and many other unique and rare plants. The climb offers a moderate challenge of steep slopes and rugged trails. Far-reaching views meet you at the summit, so don't forget your camera or binoculars.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Mount Scenery
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2. Sea Saba Dive Center, Windwardside
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Sea Saba Dive Center
3. Windwardside, Windwardside
Visit the quaint mountain town of Windwardside. Nestled in the lush green hills of Saba island, the town has everything you’ll need in close proximity, from restaurants and museums to diving and gift shops. Take a hike up the trail to Mt Scenery for panoramic views of the town and the ocean beyond. Peruse the Dutch museum or chat to the friendly locals to hear some island stories. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of the island hilltop town.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Windwardside
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4. Saba National Marine Park, Fort Bay
Dive in the protected and diversely inhabited waters of Saba National Marine Park, a 5 sq mi (13 sq km) designated diving zone, consisting of around 20 dive sites. Sharks, eels, and sea turtles among a vast array of colorful fish are regular visitors to these reefs which burst with life. The island had the foresight to protect these waters in 1987, giving them the chance to thrive. This being the case, you cannot dive unaccompanied here, but you'll find plenty of well established dive shops on the island to fulfill this need.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Saba National Marine Park
5. Ladder Bay, The Bottom
Experience natures cliffside as you explore the shores of Ladder Bay. Climb up several hundred steep stairs to the former Customs house, which served as the only port in the island. Although physically intense with twists and turns, the hike rewards those who persevere with views of the bay, sailing boats, and the rock-ribbed landscape. Serene and secluded ambiance makes the bay an ideal destination for swimming and snorkeling.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Ladder Bay
6. Dutch Museum Saba, Windwardside
Learn more about Dutch colonial history at Dutch Museum Saba. The small cottage features numerous displays hanging from the ceiling and peeking out from shelves. Examine a book several hundred years old, discover the art of Dutch crochet, and learn more about history of Dutch tiles. The antiques from 150 to 400 years ago provide a unique perspective of the Dutch culture in the Caribbean. Tour guides will strive to make your experience memorable.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 minLearn more about Dutch Museum Saba
7. Tent Reef Wall
Take to the sea and witness the varied marine life at Tent Reef Wall. Novice divers generally stick to the shallow end of the reef, while the more experienced underwater explorers prefer the huge drop-off at the reef wall, where sharks and sea turtles populate the waters.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Tent Reef Wall
8. Jo Bean Glass, Windwardside
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Jo Bean Glass
9. Tide Pools at Flat Point
Witness the power of nature at its finest at Tide Pools at Flat Point, as waves crash over steep, sharp cliffs to form tide pools. The water carries all the exotic and bright colored plants and animals of the seaworld into this area. Check with a tour guide before going to the tidal pools, as they only form at certain times of day.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Tide Pools at Flat Point
10. Marie De Saba, Windwardside
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Marie De Saba
11. Harry L. Johnson Museum, Windwardside
Enclosed by towering trees and exotic plants, Harry L. Johnson Museum reminds visitors of its origins of a modest sea captain's cottage. Filled with displays of the local Saba community, the museum showcases items from the late 1800s. Main features include a massive mahogany four-poster bed with pineapple carvings, hand-made and improvised instruments, and artifacts from numerous archeological excavations. A tour guide is provided.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Harry L. Johnson Museum
12. Saba Trail Shop, Windwardside
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Saba Trail Shop
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13. Well's Bay
Ideally situated for some secluded snorkeling, swimming, and unwinding, Well's Bay is a rocky bay at the bottom of some very dramatic cliffs. You can reach the beach using a natural trail leading down from the top of the cliffs, but if you prefer to save your strength for swimming, visit as part of a boat tour. Once there, look out for sea turtles and colorful schools of fish.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Well's Bay
14. Cove Bay
Surrounded by cliffs and green hills, Cove Bay attracts visitors with its scenery and warm, clear sea. The calm waters make it a destination for swimming, while the diverse tropical seascape draws divers. The views here include sharp ridges, deep blue sea, and grey pebbled rocks. You'll find amenities near the airport, just above the bay.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about Cove Bay
15. The Bottom
Surrounded by steep hills lies the small and charming town of The Bottom. Slow paced and still undiscovered by mass tourism, the capital of Saba attracts those seeking to get away from the bustle of everyday life. Visit the local artisan shop and discover the arts and crafts of the local community or drop by the small public library. Highlights include the Roman Catholic Church and many hiking trails.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 minLearn more about The Bottom
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