Caribbean Tourism

Festivals

Coronation Day & Queen’s Birthday

Coronation Day & Queen’s Birthday is 30 April, when there are ceremonies commemorating the coronation of Queen Beatrix and the Queen’s birthday.


Carnival

Carnival (Saba Summer Festival) is a week near the end of July and is celebrated with jump-ups, music and costumed dancing, shows, food, games and contests including the Saba Hill Climb. There are parades on the last weekend and Carnival Monday at the end is a public holiday.

Saba Days

Saba Days are a mini-carnival at the first weekend in December, when donkey races are held, with dancing, steel bands, barbecues and other festivities.

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, Queen’s Coronation Day (30 April), Labour Day (1 May), Ascension Day (Thursday), Saba Days (beginning of December), Christmas Day, Boxing Day.


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Walking

Before the road was built people got about Saba by donkey or on foot and there are still numerous steep trails and stone steps linking...

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,...