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Posted by: kmp (
Date: May 03, 2010 09:52AM

Hi folks,
We will be spending a few days on Saba before our time share wk on St. Martin.Any tips on Saba(restaurants , activities etc) We have a day of diving scheduled and a couple of hikes planned. Do we need to rent a car? Ive read it's pretty easy to get around without on but i don't know.

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: May 03, 2010 10:00AM

Saba (SAY-bahhh), the roads are not user friendly, use a taxi.

Try the Swinging doors for a cocktail and the Queen's Garden for dinner!

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: May 03, 2010 11:14AM

yes, do not drive on say bahhh
take taxis
its a small island. just ask the locals what to do when you get there. they will steer you in the right direction


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Re: Saba
Posted by: kmp (
Date: May 05, 2010 07:26AM

Thanks folks,
Taxi it is!

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Kathy (
Date: June 19, 2010 06:27AM

We have been coming to SXM since 1992 and have never been to Saba.We will be coming back for 2 weeks the first of October. Since we are not divers would it be worth our time going there? What is there to do? I understand there are no beaches. Do you know if there is shopping? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: June 19, 2010 07:08AM

Local Saba Spice Liquor, Saba Lace, hiking, doing nothing (easy to do).

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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Re: Saba
Posted by: pat (
Date: June 19, 2010 07:52AM


Everything Neil and Barbara has already said is right on the money.

As to whether it's worth going or not - we waited almost 25 years before making our first trip over and I can only ask myself why did we ever take so long.

Saba is one of the most beautiful and still pristine islands in the Caribbean, IMO. It's a hikers paradise and a photographer's dream. Shopping is not what you go there for other than some of the beautiful lace works and the typical island souveniers and momentos.

We went the first time just so we could say we had been there, and we went back the second time and stayed over for a few nights because it's one of the most peaceful places we'd ever been. Not for action and nightlife seekers but a great place to chill.

For a very 'nice' dinner I'd recommend Queen's Garden Inn and for a fun evening that won't break the bank, definitely the Swinging Door Saloon. The latter is what actually drew us back after our first day-trip. It was posted on the 'swingin' door' they'd be holding a steak barbecue and it sounded like a fun thing and that's what we actually scheduled our stay-over trip around. It truly was a great albeit different island experience and another of those island memories we've filed away.

And half the experience, IMO, is getting to Saba. Whether you choose to go by boat or by air, either option can be an experience but a good one as far as I'm concerned.


smiling smileysmiling smiley

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2010 08:59AM by pat.

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Kathy (
Date: June 20, 2010 12:28AM

Thank you Pat!

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Re: Saba
Posted by: bettenan (
Date: June 24, 2010 01:26PM

Have a meal at the Ecolodge but if you go for dinner bring a flashlight !!!!

bettenan from beautiful bucks county (pa)

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Zebulon (
Date: June 24, 2010 11:34PM

What............ no Happy Hour.drinking smiley

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Re: Saba
Posted by: Doc (
Date: June 25, 2010 12:20PM

I had a great meal at The Kitchen in Windwardside. Really nice owner, too.

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