Tackling Saba: An all-purpose guide for living on and loving the Caribbean gem

Cranford - Vantage point from Saba Heritage Trail

Photo by Selma Neel

By Aaron Cranford

Hell’s Gate, Saba — There are many extraordinary places around the world you have never even heard about.

Saba may be one of those places, but luckily, you can find all you need to know about the Caribbean emerald in this guide.

The Caribbean island is officially a public body of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and is often referred to as “The Unspoiled Queen.”

The small bit of land is just a quick 15-minute plane ride away from popular Caribbean destination Saint Marin. Saba is largely made up of a potentially active volcano named Mt. Scenery, the island’s tallest point at 2, 910 feet (887 meters). It’s last eruption came in 1640.

Although that may sound intimidating, visiting Saba is a must for any and all adventures. The hiking and diving are superb, and the uniqueness of it all should only be experienced firsthand.

Before you begin to tackle a trip to Saba, you can find all of the information you need here:

HIKING

Difficulty scale: Child-friendly (🐐) — Easy (🐐🐐) — Moderate (🐐🐐🐐) — Strenuous (🐐🐐🐐🐐) — Guide recommended (🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐)

Mount Scenery (🐐🐐🐐)

Saba Heritage Trail (🐐🐐🐐🐐)

Sulphur Mine Track (🐐🐐)

Sandy Cruz (🐐🐐🐐)

Maskehorne Hill (🐐🐐🐐)

All Too Far Trail (🐐🐐🐐)

LIVING

Saba may be sensational, but it’s an expensiveΒ eat

Hitchhiking is not dead on Saba

ENJOYING

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of SabaΒ Day

Video: There is a beach on Saba, and it’s breathtaking

Video: A stunning time-lapse of a Saba sunrise

Video: See Saba through snorkeling

Video: Shortest commercial runway in the world


Have you been to Saba? Planning a trip? Any questions or concerns on your mind?

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