Visiting Saba – The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean

Recently, we had the opportunity to spend some time in the Caribbean – a great place to be in January I must admit. We originally booked a 4-night stay on the island of Sint Maarten. However, as we researched the area and built a 10-day trip around those reservations, our curiosity got the best of us and the trip expanded. In the end we spent time on two additional islands as well as visiting both the Dutch and French sides of Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin. All three islands – Anguilla, Saba & Sint Maarten – were magnificent and distinct, but perhaps the most unexpected was Saba.

Before we started researching this trip, we’d never even heard of Saba and once we were there it was obvious that this beautiful 8 square-mile island composed of several lava domes and a dormant volcano is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. Just under 2,000 people call the island home and only a few hundred more visit each week, most just on day trips from Sint Maarten. With European small-town charm, a hilly rugged landscape and a void of sandy beaches, Saba isn’t your typical Caribbean island.