Saba Attractions

Saba offers vacationers a chance to experience something different in the Caribbean

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Even though it isn't one of the Caribbean's most popular tourist destinations, Saba has several great attractions for travelers to enjoy while visiting this quiet little island.

Saba is most known for its unspoiled natural habitats, which boast some of the most unique and thriving wildlife in the region. Besides its natural attractions, the island is also home to several landmarks that will allow vacationers to learn about the island's culture and history.

Beaches

Because the coasts of Saba are made of rocky ledges and cliffs, the selection of beaches on the island is limited. In the traditional sense, there are no true beaches on Saba. The small strip of dark sand at Well's Beach is as close as you'll get. Although you won't find expansive stretches of white sand here, you can explore the waters with a diving or snorkeling trip.

You will discover a decent selection of beaches to consider on the island. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that beach.

Well's Bay Beach: On Saba's west coast, there is a path that leads beneath an imposing mountain range to a tiny strip of shoreline beneath them known as Well's Bay Beach. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and a fantastic sunset view, especially if you hike up to a lookout point above the beach.

Another option for beach-goers to consider is Cove Bay. The cove provides a visually stunning view of the ocean and the rock cliffs that line the entirety of the cove. There are snorkeling opportunities here.

Saba offers quite a few other beaches to choose from. To read our page about beaches, go to this page.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy being seeing the local flaura and fauna? You might be pleased to know the island has a nice nature preserve on it.

Saba Marine Park is a popular nature preserve found in southwestern Saba. One of the only self-sustaining marine parks in the world, the Saba National Marine Park, which was established in 1987, raises money entirely through visitors fees, donations, and souvenir sales. The Park surrounds the entire island, promoting conservation throughout all local waterways.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Saba
Name Type Location Island
Saba Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.9 mi. South West of Central the Bottom Saba

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Saba are provided in the chart below.

Land Formations On Saba
Name Type Location
Cove Bay Bay 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Windward Side
Fort Bay Bay 0.8 mi. South of Central the Bottom
Gore Cut Bay Bay 0.9 mi. East of Central Windward Side
Great Love Bay Bay 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central the Bottom
Green Island Rock Formation 2.0 mi. Northeast of Central the Bottom
Ladder Bay Bay 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central the Bottom
Ladder Bay Bay 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central the Bottom
Tent Bay Bay 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central the Bottom
Tent Reef Reef 0.9 mi. South of Central the Bottom
Torren's Point Point 1.2 mi. North of Central the Bottom
Wells Bay Bay 1.0 mi. North of Central the Bottom

Despite the absence of beaches on Saba, this little natural haven still offers plenty to see and do on your Caribbean vacation.

 

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