Saba is a small special municipality of the Netherlands that is only 13 square kilometres in size. Saba is dominated by the dormant Mount Scenery volcano, and is surrounded by extensive coral reefs with rich marine life that offer excellent diving and snorkelling. The island, however, lacks beautiful beaches compared to its other Caribbean counterparts.
Don’t expect any fancy towns and cities, as Saba is all about raw unspoiled nature. Probably the most interesting feature about its capital is its name – The Bottom. It is a small town that hosts a few buildings, churches and the annual ‘Saba Carnival’. The region’s second-largest town Windwardside is home to few shops and has a hiking trail to the volcanic Mount Scenery – the highest point in Saba and also the Netherlands. Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport houses the world’s shortest commercial runway.
Going on a trip to this tiny island is way different than most other Caribbean islands. It sure lacks the typical white sand beaches but it has a distinct charm of its own, packed in its tiny size. Saba offers an abundance of virgin beauty, which are perfect for outdoor activities. Bring out your adventurous side and explore Saba by rock climbing, hiking, trekking and going underwater.
Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport has the world’s shortest commercial runway.