A Look at Saba, The Unspoiled Caribbean Queen

Saba Caribbean

Saba. I had known about her for years, but as I sat on the balcony of my St. Maarten hotel room, I could see the dark outline of the island sitting in the distance. It called to me then, it calls to me know. It's about time to answer that call. Sharing this passion for the Caribbean is what I love to do. But sometimes I hesitate to write about a particular place. That hesitation is born out of … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

When in the Caribbean, transportation is always an adventure--boats, planes, switch-back roads, trails. I didn't set out to do this, but this week's Caribbean Wrap Up deals with moving around the islands in different ways. You'll read a excellent story about driving up a mountain road on St. Kitts, hiking up Mount Scenery on Saba, walking around The Gap on Barbados and exploring a trail on St. … [Read more...]

How To Sail Into Saba

sailing to saba

Not a lot of people visit the island of Saba, and when they do it's usually via a short flight from St. Maarten. Sailors usually pass by Saba due to the fact it doesn't have a protected harbor. Though this makes sailing here a little more tricky, it's not impossible. Here is a great video from the Distant Shores sailing website describing how to make the passage from St. Maarten/St. Martin. … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

The pull is growing strong. It's hard to explain. There's something in my DNA. There are walls that need to be overcome, but it will happen. Is it the color blue? Is it the wind in the sails? Maybe it's just the freedom. The pull is growing strong. Maybe it's reading stories like the ones that populate this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Rum, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Caymans, and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Wrap Up

Good day Castaways! I think you're really going to like this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. New amazing rum bar...check. Lobster Festival in the BVI...check. Exploring the treasure that's known as Saba...check. Relaxing on a floating bar on St. John...check. Yeah, like I said, it's a good week! Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Rum Journal: This Is the Caribbean’s Best New Rum Bar: In a Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

A new beach bar on St. Kitts, hiking on Saba, and a big music festival coming to St. John--these are some of the stories in this week's Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up. My favorite story though is about Fowl Cay in the Exuma islands of the Bahamas. These luxury villas come with everything, even their own powerboat so you can explore the surrounding cays. Talk about heaven! Caribbean Weekly Wrap … [Read more...]

Saba, A Raw Caribbean Island Adventure

Saba's Airport

For someone looking for something different in a Caribbean island, Saba may well be the place for you. Saba is a small island that has just became a municipality of the Netherlands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on October 10th, 2010. At only five square miles it makes Saba the smallest of the Netherlands' Caribbean islands. Saba is home to a now inactive volcano, known as … [Read more...]

Saba – Shortest Commercial Runway in the World


Saba is a five square mile island in the northeastern Caribbean, 28 miles south of St. Maarten. Together with Statia, these three islands form the Windward Islands of the Dutch Caribbean which is part of the Dutch kingdom. Known as the "Unspoiled Queen," Saba earns this reputation from her rich, tropical, natural, beauty. At 2,864 feet above sea level, a dense rain forest often peeks out from a … [Read more...]