Saba

Saba

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Saba, “The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean,” lives up to her tourist bureau-inspired name. Saba has escaped the commercialism and destruction of natural beauty that has accompanied the rise in tourism on many other islands of the Caribbean. This five-square-mile island has but one small, naturally occurring beach and just a handful of guest accommodations, the largest consisting of only about 10 rooms. Until recently all of Saba was a nation of walkers and hikers. Fifty years ago there were no cars or roads. Hand-carved steps set in the mountainsides connected one village to another. Over 200 steps climbed the steep slope of the island from Fort Bay to The Bottom. Over 900 steps crossed the mountain to connect the capital city with the village of Windwardside, 1,100 feet higher in elevation. A total of 1,064 steps lead to the summit of Mt. Scenery, the highest point on the island at 2,854 feet. Other steps and mountain trails wound their way around the island. This eTrail includes 15 walks on Saba.

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"Saba, “The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean,” lives up to her tourist bureau-inspired name. Saba has escaped the commercialism and destruction of natural beauty that has accompanied the rise in tourism on many other islands of the Caribbean. This five-square-mile island has but one small, naturally occurring beach and just a handful of guest accommodations, the largest consisting of only about 10 rooms. Until recently all of Saba was a nation of walkers and hikers. Fifty years ago there were no cars or roads.

Hand-carved steps set in the mountainsides connected one village to another. Over 200 steps climbed the steep slope of the island from Fort Bay to The Bottom. Over 900 steps crossed the mountain to connect the capital city with the village of Windwardside, 1,100 feet higher in elevation. A total of 1,064 steps lead to the summit of Mt. Scenery, the highest point on the island at 2,854 feet. Other steps and mountain trails wound their way around the island. This eTrail includes 15 walks on Saba."

Activity Type: Hiking
Trail Type: Several options
Season: Year-round, weather depending
Local Contacts: Detailed tourist/contact information is included in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Saba

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May 2018