Saba is a stunning island located in the Caribbean. A special municipality of the Netherlands Saba is famous for its stunning natural beauty. Once part of the region known as the Netherlands Antilles, it gained its title as municipality with the dissolution of the Antilles in 2010.
A small island, Saba is only 5 square miles and home to less than 2,500 inhabitants. While it does offer some modern types of convenience, it is a world apart from other neighboring more typical “tourist” islands such as its neighboring island St. Maarten. Visitors to this divine island destination are privy to stunning views, mountain vistas and ecological diversity.
Travelers have two options for getting to this island retreat. For those looking for adventure, flying in can be an experience itself. Referred to as the “most dangerous airport” , touching down at the Juancho E Yrausquin airport will be something to remember however, if you enjoy the water ships sail from neighboring St. Maarten at least a few times a week as well.
The history of the island began over 500,000 years ago when the island was born from a massive volcanic eruption. Around 3000 years ago, the native Ciboney people made their way to Saba and here they thrived living off the vast natural resources and bounty from the sea. Later, the Arawak Indians and even later, Christopher Columbus also made their way to Saga. The treacherous coastline made European settlement arrive later to this island than others and it wasn’t’ until the 1600’s that Europeans arrived, by accident, on the island. While slavery was a part of life on this island like many others, it ended much earlier than on other islands and people worked together on this often difficult island.
By the 1970’s, tourism made its way to this beautiful island and today, thousands of visitors come to Saba to enjoy the peace and the tranquility it affords. From the beautiful underwater diversity of the Saba Marine Park to the beauty of Mt. Scenery, the highest point in the Dutch Kingdom, nature abounds and offers visitors a wide variety of opportunities to explore. In addition the lovely villages offer visitors a place to relax and enjoy some food, drinks and the rich culture unique to this divine destination for travel.
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