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

There are multiple types of accommodations to choose from on the island, including two hotels and one resort. For travelers planning on enjoying some nice meals, you can find a pair of hotels that provide first-rate on-site dining. Click on each link to read more info.

For night owls seeking to stay somewhere with a good bar and club scene, Juliana's Hotel is one destination you might want to think about. Guests at Juliana's Hotel can choose from nine guest rooms with a variety of views, or stay in the apartment or five room cottage. The guest rooms all have a full spectrum of amenities, from air conditioning to television, and cable television. If you have questions, call them at (599) 416-2269.

For night owls wanting to stay somewhere with an active late-night scene, Hotel Scout's Place is one destination you might want to think about. Hotel Scouts Place is truly a treasure on Saba. The limited amount of rooms and calm atmosphere transplant the traveler into a new world allowing for a calm and relaxed vacation.

More details about each of the hotels are listed below.

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're not in the market for a more typical hotel, you just might enjoy renting one of the island's nearby condos or villas.

Cottage Club is one property of this type found in Windward Side, in central Saba. 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're looking to call ahead of time, do so at (599) 416-2386.

The following table provides some details regarding the one such possibility.

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

Travelers who want to be close to nature should check out the one eco-tourism property available. Alongside the standard hotels, you can find an eco-lodge.

Visitors hoping to book their stay on Saba should consider opportunities like Ecolodge Rendez-Vous. Is there anything more peaceful than relaxing in a cabin set in the middle of the rainforest, far away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life where your worries can't follow you? Ecolodge Rendez-Vouz doesn't think so! If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so 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 added certainty of an all-inclusive package. There are multiple explanations why these plans are popular. As an example, they let you go all out without having to think about your budget. The choice just below is the only all-inclusive property available here.

If you're hoping to plan a sizable get-together, or if you're traveling as a large group, you can find a group-friendly property such as Queen's Garden Resort. Perched high up in the mountains, Queen's Garden Resort encompasses everything that is great about Saba. The resort is hidden, quiet, and surrounded by nature's splendor, while at the same time, luxury and pampering exists within the wall. Guests will find them at 1 Troy Hill Drive.

The fine print is that different properties offer different levels of quality and amenities under the title of all-inclusive. Be sure to do a little research to confirm what's actually included in each 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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