Accommodations on Saba

The number of lodgings on Saba may be somewhat limited

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Saba is best known for its tranquil and secluded environment, and many vacationers visit this small, peaceful island for a truly soothing and natural experience. Because fewer than 25,000 tourists visit the island each year, accommodations on Saba are somewhat limited. But, just because hotels and other lodgings are few in number doesn't mean vacationers should expect lower quality.

 

Location

Saba is such a small island that where you stay doesn't matter nearly as much as some other locations in the Caribbean – it won't take you very long to get to where you want to be no matter where you choose to stay.

Saba's largest town is also the capital: The Bottom. The Bottom is where the hospital, government buildings, a university, and several attractions are located. This is the closest thing you will find to a city on Saba, though it is still quite subdued.

Hell's Gate is the closest town to the airport, and best known for producing some of the finest lace in the world.

Windwardside, the second largest town on Saba is great for vacationers who like to be near the shops. In this area there are a few landmarks, as well as grocery stores, a few dive shops, and a museum.

Between Windwardside and The Bottom is St. John's, the smallest town on the island. This is primarily where locals live, so finding a hotel in this area can be a challenge.

Quality

As you look through the options for hotels on Saba, take into consideration their Star Rating. Each hotel is giving a rating based upon a number of factors, such as quality of service, décor, amenities, and comfort. These ratings are created completely independently of pricing, so once you set your budget, you may be able to find a few differently rated hotels within your price range.

One and Two Stars

Saba's 1 Star hotels are small, privately owned affairs, often run by the owner. The rooms will be sparsely decorated, and have few amenities, but get the job done for vacationers who plan to spend more time out exploring the island than they do in their room. Currently, we have no properties in our database with a 1 Star Rating.

Next on the rung are the 2 stars properties, which though there is not too much of a difference, you can expect a higher level of service. These properties might be a part of a national chain, and have more access to money to fix up the place. There might also be the option of room service, or a bar in the lobby. Saba's 2 Star properties includes Hotel Scout's Place.

Three Stars

Rooms at 3 stars properties are comfortably-sized; not too large and not too small. The accommodations are quite nice, and guests are well taken care of by the staff. These properties may have a restaurant on site, and will most likely over 24 hours room service. Saba's 3 Star properties includes Queen's Garden Resort.

Four Stars

At a 4 stars property, you really are getting a luxury experience. The rooms are well-appointed, and carefully cared for, with extra amenities, lots of space, and guests receive great care by the staff. Currently, we have no properties in our database with a 4 Star rating.

Five Stars

Vacationers looking for the truly pampered life on Saba will want to choose a 5 stars hotel. These properties are as clean as they come, beautifully decorated, filled with luxury amenities, and include extras like jacuzzi tubs in the bathroom. Currently, we have no properties in our database with a 5 Star rating.

Hotels On Saba

Juliana's Hotel

You will find a few types of accommodations to pick from on the island, including two hotels and one resort. For guests looking forward to enjoying some nice meals, you can find a couple of hotels that offer top-notch dining on-site. Read more details on them by clicking the names.

If you are wanting to stay somewhere with an active bar scene, Juliana's Hotel is one location you might want to think about. Julianna's Hotel offers a unique experience for even the most seasoned traveler. Its rooms cater to a multiple range of guests, offering small traditional cottages, garden view rooms, and an apartment. You can call them at (599) 416-2269.

For visitors seeking to find a property with a good bar scene, Hotel Scout's Place is one location you may want to consider. There are three different room offerings available at Hotel Scouts Place, in Standard, Deluxe, and Cottage Rooms. Every room has recently been completely renovated and offers an ocean view, regardless of room type. All rooms have a shower/bathroom, cable television, refrigerator, telephone, and a common balcony.

The chart directly below lists some details concerning hotel options.

Hotels On Saba
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location
El Momo Cottages Cottages --

 

1.1 mi. East of Central St. John's
Hotel Scout's Place Hotel --

 

Windward Side, Central Saba
Juliana's Hotel Hotel (599) 416-2269

 

0.0 mi. Northeast of Central St. John's
Queen's Garden Resort Resort (599) 416-3494

 

0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central St. John's

Condos and Villa Complexes On Saba

If you are not in the market for a more standard hotel, you might want to think about renting one of the island's nearby condos or villas.

Vacationers wanting to stay on Saba will enjoy properties like Cottage Club. Located Windwardside, Cottage Club is a collection of Saban-style cottages. The grounds are lined with palm trees and perfectly landscaped to be reminiscent of a historic island plantation. If you are looking to call before you go, do so at (599) 416-2386.

Additional information about the one such possibility is listed down below.

Condo and Villa Complexes On Saba
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
Cottage Club Villa complex (599) 416-2386

 

Windward Side, Central Saba Saba

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Saba

Visitors who love the outdoors should check out the one eco-tourism property on the island. In addition to the standard accommodation choices, you can find an eco-lodge.

Visitors hoping to book their stay on Saba will enjoy choices like Ecolodge Rendez-Vous. The cottages at Ecoodge Rendez-Vous are nestled snugly into the rainforest and go out of their way to avoid technology. There are no televisions, radios, or telephones; only the sounds of the trees blowing in the wind. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (599) 416-7428.

Eco-Accommodations On Saba
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
Ecolodge Rendez-Vous Lodge (599) 416-7428

 

Windward Side, Central Saba Saba

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Some travelers enjoy the reassurance of paying for everything on a single bill. There are many reasons why these plans are popular. For example, they let you go full blast without worrying about other costs. The one option below is the only all-inclusive property available here.

If you're trying to plan for a special occasion, or if you're traveling as a large group, you can find a group-friendly property like Queen's Garden Resort. Queen's Gardens Resort is a luxury boutique hotel with 12 rooms only available - one room per floor in each building. Each room has air conditioning, panoramic vistas, flat screen television, WiFi, mini-bar, and in-room safe. They can be found at 1 Troy Hill Drive.

If something is important to you, don't just assume it is included in the all-inclusive package. Be sure to do a little research to verify what's included in the all-inclusive package.

Personal Considerations

As you plan your trip to Saba, a number of factors must be taken into consideration, especially if you are in charge of planning for a larger group.

Party Size

When you travel to Saba with a small party, finding a place to stay won't be such as hassle. However, larger parties will have to do a little more work to make sure everyone is comfortable. Finding a resort that specializes in suites, or a villa or other type of rental property will be the most comfortable option.

Interests

Eco-tourism is really the top reason people visit Saba. Luckily, there are a few eco-lodges and cabins that stick to the principals of green living, allowing vacationers to find exactly what they want in their lodgings.

Length of Stay

The longer your stay, the most comfortable you'll want to be. This is why you should consider a  if you will be on the island for more than a few weeks. The rates will be cheaper, and you'll have more leeway to make the place feel like home.

Depending on your specific vacationing needs, deciding on the right accommodations while visiting Saba may take a little extra effort. But if you're looking for a quiet and soothing island getaway, this tiny tropical island is sure to have something just for you.

 

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