Caribbean Tourism

Shopping

Shops open 0900-1200, 1400-1800. Local crafts have been developed by the Saba Artisan Foundation in The Bottom and include dolls, books and silk-screened textiles and clothing. The typical local, drawn-thread work ‘Saba Lace’ (also known as ‘Spanish Work’ because it was learned by a Saban woman in a Spanish convent in Venezuela at the end of the last century) is sold at several shops on the island.


Each artisan has his or her own style. Taxi drivers may make unofficial stops at the houses where Saba lace, dolls, pillows etc are made. Boutiques in Windwardside sell a variety of gifts. There are several art galleries in Windwardside where local artists have their studios and sell their watercolours, oil paintings, prints and sculptures. Ask the tourist office for a leaflet. Saba Spice is the local rum, very strong (150° proof) and mixed with spices, sugar and orange peel.


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Saba

Saba The island is an extinct volcano which shoots out of the sea, green with lush vegetation but without beaches. In fact there is only one...

Before Travelling

Climate The average temperature is 25-28°C, 78-82°F during the day but at night it can fall to 16-18°C, the low 60°Fs. The higher up you...

Getting There

Air Large aircraft cannot be accommodated although there are plans to build a longer runway. Planes do not land in bad weather in case they...

Getting Around

Land Car Hire There are no buses on the island but you can hire a jeep or car. Drive on the right. Johnson’s Rent A Car, at Juliana’s Guest...

Communication

Telephone Services Most hotels have direct dialling worldwide, otherwise overseas calls can be made from Landsradio phone booths in...

Tourist Information

Tourist Office The Saba Tourist Board (Glenn Holm, Zuleyka and Angelique) is at Lambee’s Place in Windwardside, open Mon-Fri, 0800-1200,...

Accommodations

There are no resort hotels yet on Saba and even the most expensive are small and friendly. December to April is the busiest season,...