Caribbean Tourism

Travel Information

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 villages which make strenuous, yet satisfying, walking. The Saba Conservation Foundation preserves and marks trails for those who like a challenge and for those who prefer a gentle stroll. All of them are accessible from the...

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 pier. The road itself is a feat of engineering, designed and built by Josephus Lambert Hassell (1906-83) in the 1940s, who studied road construction by correspondence course after Dutch engineers said it was impossible to...

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, 1300-1700, PO Box 527, T62231, F62350, www.sabatourism.com Plenty of leaflets and maps and the staff are friendly and helpful. Tourist Office Overseas Antillenhius, Badhiusweg 173-175, 2597JP Den Haag, The Netherlands, T31...

Communication

Telephone Services Most hotels have direct dialling worldwide, otherwise overseas calls can be made from Landsradio phone booths in Windward side or The Bottom. Postal Services Airmail takes about 2 weeks to the USA or Europe. Federal Express is available. The post office in Windwardside is open 0800-1200, 1300-1700.

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 House, Windwardside, T62469, F62389; Scout’s Place Car Rental, Windwardside, T62205, F62388; Caralfan Rent A Car Saba, T/F62575, Email: cara...@mailcity.com Doing it through a hotel can cost you US$10 more. Hitchhiking...

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 skid off the end. Winair (T54237 in St Maarten), the only scheduled airline, has 4-5 daily 20-seater flights from St Maarten (15 mins, US$88 return) some of which come via St Eustatius or St Barts. It is essential to...

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 get, the cooler it will be; so take a jersey, if hiking up the mountain. Average annual rainfall is 42 insurance. Documents Saba is a free port so there are no customs formalities. (See Netherlands Antilles section under...

Before Travelling

Climate The mean annual temperature is about 26°C. The dry season is roughly from Jan-Apr. The rainy season starts in May lasting almost to the end of the year. The island lies in lattitudes where the northeast trade winds are an almost constant, cooling influence. Rainfall varies (according to altitude) in different parts of the island from 60 to 138 in....