The island of Saba rises majestically from her clear azure waters, stretching her summit to caress the clouds. She is like no other Caribbean destination. Untouched by the quickening pace of the modern world, an island caught within a moment and the moment within which she’s captured you ask? The old Caribbean; safe, friendly and charming with exquisite natural beauty both above and below her waterline.
Traveling to Saba from her neighbor St. Maarten is just the beginning of your adventure. The 12 minute flight aboard a De Havilland Twin Otter is thrilling. Touching down at Juancho E. Yrausquin airport will be a landing that will forever be remembered and frequently recounted.
Your choice of accommodation is varied and the island’s handful of hotels, lodges, villas and cottages will satisfy the needs of any traveler.
Dutch Caribbean Saba is known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean”. You’ll find no franchises here. Small eclectic bars and restaurants will infuse your nightlife after you’ve hiked a mountain rainforest trail, dove a world-acclaimed dive site or just lazed by a pool with a good book.
It’s easy to fall into the pace of island life. You’ll receive a warm welcome from the people of Saba, people who have not forgotten the benefit of a friendly greeting, which makes wandering through a charming Saban village all the more enjoyable. Idyllic gingerbread houses and well-kept gardens resonate the pride the people of Saba feel for their island.
Daytime temperature on Saba averages 80°F., give or take a few degrees. Easterly trade winds and the mountain create ever changing cloud movements. Winter evenings often require a light sweater. Temperatures will always be cooler on the top of Mt. Scenery.
For more information visit the Saba Tourist Bureau: www.sabatourism.com
Events & Festivals
April: Coronation Day and Queen's Birthday
July: Carnival & Saba Summer Festival
October: Sea and Learn (Environmental awareness event)
December 1st week: Saba Day
- Registration & Notification of Marriage: This must be done in advance and can be done via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a letter requesting permission to be married on the island addressed to the Lt. Governor of Saba.
- The documents should be presented 3 weeks before notification of marriage.
For the 'Notification of marriage' both parties must submit:
- An original birth certificate mentioning the names of the parents, also whether the parents are living or deceased. Maiden names of 'mothers' also necessary Birth certificates should be no older than 1 year, and must come with an 'Apostille' or legalization by the Dutch Embassy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, depending on which country you were born in
- An original proof of 'Single' state, no older than 6 months, with an 'Apostille' or legalization by the Dutch Embassy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, depending on which country you were born in.
- If previously married an original entry of dissolution of marriage is required (Divorce decree). Complete with 'Apostille' or legalization by the Dutch Embassy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, depending on which country you were born in
- Copy of passport.
- Request to be married written to the Census Office
- Written request to be married somewhere other than the Government Building (if so desire), to the Lt. Governor.
* We try to keep this info as current as possible so please contact the local tourism
office for any changes.
Top 5 Things to See and Do in Saba
1. Visit Saba Marine Park
2. Hiking the Sulphur Mine trail
3. Visit The Bottom Town
4. Visit Harry L Johnson Memorial Museum
5. Visit the rocky beach at Fort Bay
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