This tiny island is one of those underrated, almost unknown destinations that is truly a hidden gem. Nicknamed the "unspoiled queen of the Caribbean," it is easy to see why the locals want to keep this place hidden. This island is clearly visible from other buzzing tourism destination like St. Martin and St. Bart's, but it is far less travelled. The green mountains jet out from the blue sea and cut through the clouds. It is a hiker's dream and one of the most peaceful places you'll ever visit.
Scout's place - $
If you're looking to save a bit of money on your trip, without having to sacrifice quality, Scout's is the place for you. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers a scenic view and accommodating staff. If you would like a vegetarian option, just ask your server and the chef will be happy to assist. Ask for the fresh catch of the day, famous Saba lobster, spit roasted chicken or the local goat stew!
Brigadoon - $$
Right in the heart of town in Windwardside is Brigaddon - a charming spot for lunch or dinner in Saba. Grab a seat on the patio that overlooks the street for some people watching. Known for spectacular presentation, all menu items are prepared with care. The lionfish is very popular, and you can finish it with crème brule and sour sop ice cream, for a real island taste.
Tropic's Cafe - $$$
Saba is not a pricey destination to visit, compared to the islands that surround it, so even the most "expensive" dining experience will not break the bank. Tropics Cafe serves a great breakfast, affordable lunch, and an exquisite dinner. The options for wine, cocktails and beer are endless and the selection is very impressive. The dinner items are all fantastic, but the surf and turf, stuffed lobster and snapper are phenomenal. The view across the pool is amazing as the hills open up and you catch a glimmer of the sea under the moonlight.
Haiku House - $$$
If you're looking for a super private, high-end, once in a lifetime experience in Saba, then consider staying at the Haiku House. This is a luxurious 3 bed 3 bath wooden house in the hills. It's one of the highest spots on the mountain, so you can imagine what the views are like. You may even wake up in the morning with the clouds just above the house itself. An infinity pool stretches through the tree tops, accompanied by an inviting hot tub and a wrap around patio so you can easily access all entrances to the house.
Queen's Garden - $$
The Queen's Gardens Resort and Spa is truly a magical place. If you want to unwind and take in the sights of Saba, this hotel is for you. The rooms are spacious and quaint, and you'll have a view of the ocean and town beneath the resort. Relax in the jacuzzi and book a treatment at the spa for ultimate relaxation. The service is impeccable, and you'll feel like you are a VIP guest. You'll also have access to a beautiful restaurant, open for all meals of the day.
Saba is known internationally for it's amazing diving. The waters are warm, clear and very deep, so you'll be able to see everything from sea turtles to reef sharks. The dive operators are very knowledgeable and friendly, and will make sure that you're comfortable. You wont have to travel far to reach the dive spots, and will have absolutely incredible views of the island from the boat.
You can venture off by yourself, or take a hike with an experienced guide like Crocodile James. There are a large variety of trails to choose from, that wind around the hillsides. The views from the top are spectacular, as you can see far across the ocean to other islands, and the waves crashing on the shore thousands of feet beneath you. The lush foliage is unspoiled and the sounds of nature will make you feel like you're a million miles from civilization.
Jo Beam has been living in Saba for decades and she's famous for making stunning glass beads and jewelry right in front of your eyes. Her charming little shop is just off a small side street and is filled with colorful crafts and souvenirs. If you catch her on a good day she may even let you take the torch and show you how to make beads of your own.
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