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Why Saba
is special

The tiny island of Saba (say'-bah) is the exposed tip of a huge submerged volcano. This island is known for diving, hiking, and eco-focus. To pilots, Saba is world famous for its challenging sea-cliff-edged airport (see photo).

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Although Saba is reef-less, its exciting underwater pinnacles, walls, and marine life more than make up for it.


Saba trails pass through lush rainforests. One leads to the summit of the extinct Mt Scenery volcano, the highest point on the island. Views are spectacular.

Windwardside village

This is the main tourism village. Its gingerbread-trimmed, flower-adorned cottages are picturesque. Windwardside has accommodations - and shops that sell Saban lace products, which are hand-stitched by local women.

"The Road"

Saba's only legitimate road winds and hair-pins up a steep grade from the airport to the villages of Hell's Gate, Windwardside, and The Bottom. Driving on The Road is a memorable experience.

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