Caribbean Tourism

Food & Drink

Windwardside

At Scout’s Place, T62205. Breakfast 0700-1000, lunch, sandwiches and salads. Saba Chinese Restaurant, T62353. Cantonese food, salads, steaks, good food, great view, open Tue-Sun 1730-2300, also lunch on Sun 1100-1500, from US$8, best bet for a late meal, no reservations.


Tropics Café at Juliana’s, Windwardside, T62469. Does daily breakfast, burgers and snacks at lunchtime, sandwiches with homemade bread, full dinner daily except Mon US$9-16, go early, poolside with sea view, takeaway available. Brigadoon, T62380. In old Saban house close to centre, good reputation with locals, open daily 1800-2100, dinner from US$10, lunch for groups by reservation only, international, creole and Caribbean food, fresh seafood, lobster tank. Y2K Café, Lambee’s Place. Bakery, bar and grill, pastries and pizzas, kids’ menu, great new restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner 0630-2130, closed Sun.

Rest of the island

Native specialities and other West Indian food at Queenie’s Serving Spoon, The Bottom. Open 0900 but not for breakfast, dinner served family style, no credit cards, call for reservations T63225. Lollipop, T63330. A small restaurant on the mountainside overlooking The Bottom on the way to St John’s, free taxi pick-up (waiter is also the driver), excellent 3-course meal for about US$20, fresh lobster, conch melts in the mouth, local cuisine including goat and land crab, open breakfast, lunch or dinner, recommended for lunch, walk it off afterwards.

Midway Bar & Restaurant, St John’s, T63367. Local food, goat, chicken, special barbecues, good view, dinner only, reservations required, no credit cards, free transport offered. In Two Deep, Fort Bay, T63438. Used by divers, open 0800-1600, New England style food, overlooks water, lunch US$10-12. Sunset Bar, near Ladder Bay, T63472. Breakfast 0800-1000, lunch 1100-1330, dinner 1900-2230, free transport for dinner, local dishes and seafood, reservations necessary, no credit cards. The Gate House, Hell’s Gate, T62416. Dinner 1830-2100, free transport, closed Wed, Caribbean cuisine, seafood, poultry, meat, locally grown vegetables, and herbs, open all day for drinks on the terrace, good view. Half Way, a bar/restaurant on the roadside between The Bottom and Windwardside, serves local food and is a good place to meet local drinkers.


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Excursions

There are four picture book villages on Saba, connected by a single spectacular 10½ km road which begins at the airport and ends at the...

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,...