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Adventures on Saba Island

by Benjamin Kerns

May 25, 2019

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Saba is a Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles chain and municipality of the Netherlands. Though only eight square miles, the island boasts a ton of incredible opportunities for adventure.

 

The Saba National Marine Park is one of the most pristine diving destinations on Earth. The reefs around the island are protected up to a depth of 200 feet, and house hundreds of caves, tunnels, marine animals and pinnacles rock formations created from volcanic activity around Saba.

 

Hikers love trekking to the top of Mt. Scenery. The aptly named mountain is actually a volcano and hides an impressive lava dome at the center of the island. Though the journey up takes three hours, the views of nearby St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Kitts and St. Eustatius make it worth the effort. If the 3,000-foot climb sounds like too much, Saba also contains dozens of incredible hiking trails that are a little less strenuous. The trails on the island wind through rainforests and incredible ocean-side cliffs for terrific views.

 

Less athletically-inclined travelers can still enjoy the island on The Road. Saba only has one main mode of travel for cars, affectionately just called “The Road.” This somewhat treacherous lane can be hard to navigate, with tight corners and narrow passages that seemingly lead right over the edge of many cliffs. It’s a fantastic way to see the sights, but you might want to hire a driver used to the obstacles.

 

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