The island of Saba is little more than a few wind-swept volcanic peaks rearing out of the Caribbean, but its diminutive size and isolation make it a sanctuary for plant and animal life. Consequently you'll be lacing up your hiking boots rather than putting up your beach umbrella (in fact there are no beaches to speak of). The aptly-named Mount Scenery, the island’s highest peak, is a favored walking/climbing destination.
Above all it is Saba’s worldwide reputation as a diving center that attracts visitors, drawn by its dramatic underwater topography. Cliffs, mountains and abysses, as well as a dazzling array of tropical fish, make for a once-in-a-lifetime scuba experience.
Although a shakey ride with 3-5mtr waves Saba was definitely worth while.
The ferry there and and back was wonderful as the ocean splashed from the high speed adventure and the spotting of flying fish! Saba itself was pure serenity surrounded by all that natural beauty. Everyone was friendly starting with the ferry crew, the immigration guys, the Eco restaurant owner, the scuba shop owner, the guy who owned the shop where you get your certificate and the people I met along the way
Saba is a trip into history. The island is volcanic and very steep. It is a paradise for scuba divers . The people are great and the hospitiality is even better. I give it 5 stars.
Tiny Saba lies to the south of St Maarten. Light planes from there land at a small airport in Saba’s north-east. If the idea of landing on the world’s shortest international runway has you feeling queasy, there is also a ferry service connecting the two islands; crossing time 1 hour and 20 minutes.