The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is just five square miles in size and boasts a population of just over fifteen hundred. The island’s scenery, from its mountainous terrain to the floor of its surrounding sea, is breathtaking. This Caribbean paradise is perfect for hikers and divers alike. And you will not meet a friendlier people than the people of Saba. Here is the Ultimate Guide to Saba.
The Ultimate Place to Stay: Queen’s Garden Resort. This upscale Hampshire Classic hotel is nestled among the dazzling gardens of Troy Hill. The resort overlooks one of Saba’s most magnificent villages and, of course, the stunning Caribbean Sea. At twelve hundred feet above sea level, the view is certain to take your breath away. If you have chosen Saba as your honeymoon destination, this is definitely the place to stay. Lit each night by tiki torches, it is as romantic a place as any in the Caribbean.
The Ultimate Place to Dine: Willard’s of Saba. At two thousand feet above sea level, Willard’s of Saba is an unbelievable restaurant featuring mouth-watering eclectic cuisine. Since few taxis will dare make the climb up the steep drive to Willard’s, you can contact the restaurant itself to arrange transport. Their number is 599-416-2498. Make your reservations for just before sunset to experience one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. Oh yeah, and make sure you bring your platinum credit card, because nothing at Willard’s of Saba comes cheap.
The Ultimate Nightlife: Hypnotik. If you are not too tired out from hiking or diving, head over to Hypnotik during the weekends. The best House music is spun by hip Caribbean deejays from eight p.m. until the wee hours of the morning. If you are not into House music, check out Scout’s Place, which is more of a traditional bar. Scout’s Place can become fairly crowded, so prepare to take a few elbows on your way to the bar.
The Ultimate Activity: Hiking up Mount Scenery. True to its name, the summit at Mount Scenery is well worth the thousand or so steps. The hike takes about three hours round-trip, and it is suggested you start early in the morning. Be sure to bring a lunch. And a camera.
Saba is a wonderful place for the active. If hiking and diving drive you wild, then Saba is the Caribbean island for you. But if you are looking to lounge on a beach, look elsewhere. Although there is plenty of beauty on the island of Saba, you have to work for it.
I hope you enjoyed the Ultimate Guide to Saba.