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'll discover a decent selection of beaches to consider on the island. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that beach.

Well's Bay Beach: A road leads down beneath the mountain range which conceals this strip of tan sand below it. You'll need four wheel drive to find your way down this windy road to this speck of shoreline.

Another option worth considering is Cove Bay. Saba is not known for its beaches and the few that are here are more access points to the water than beaches, but Cove Bay has its own appeal. There is a thin stretch of soft sand here and the water is warm and clean.

The island is home to a few more beach choices. Navigate here to visit our page regarding beaches for Saba.

...you'll be shrouded in a swirling mist of clouds...

 

The main attraction on Saba is Mount Scenery, which was named for its lush giant ferns, brilliantly colored wild orchids, and wild flowers that flourish along the mountain's peaks. Get close to nature by hiking up the 1,064 steps chiseled into the windward side of the mountain. Don't forget to bring a jacket or sweater because once you reach about 2,700 feet, you'll be shrouded in a swirling mist of clouds, and the air will take on a chill. The mountain and its forests are home to an array of different wildlife, including rare species of birds like the bridled quail dove and the purple-throated humming bird, as well as various kinds of snakes, lizards, frogs, and many more tropical animals.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You may be happy to find out that the island has a popular nature preserve on it.

Saba Marine Park is a great nature preserve located 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. Other options like these on Saba are shown directly 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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