Saba has a population of about 1600, spread out over four villages, and is governed by an island council. The head of State is the Governor, who is appointed by the King of the Netherlands. Since October 10, 2010, Saba is an official community of The Netherlands. The local authority of Saba falls directly under the responsibility of the Dutch Government in The Hague.
Due to economic support from the Netherlands and the European Union, Saba’s unemployment rate is very low. Two thirds of the population is working in a governmental function, one of the reasons why the island is extremeley clean.
Saba is a Caribbean island that inspires your imagination. This magical island gives her second name “The Unspoiled Queen” honour ….. it is really unspoiled
Saba is a paradise for the scuba enthousiast. According to the experts, one of the best diving spots in the world. There are two professional DIVE OPERATORS on the island. The waters around the island, as well as the seabed and the seamounts form the Saba Marine Park, formally established to preserve and manage Saba’s marine resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, in perpetuity.
There are a variety of shops and markets on the island, as well as a post office, police station and library. There are two banks in Windwardside which are open Monday through Friday. Besides regular schools there are special schools. An American medical university was established in 1994, working closely together with the local hospital.
For entertainment at night, there are a few very cosy local pubs and restaurants.
• No crime
• Almost no musquitos
• Unique Flora and Fauna
• Lots of birds and other animals
• Protected Marine Park
• Good water quality
• Excellent Diving
• Great Mountains
• Great Hiking
• Nature oriented tourism
• Very friendly people
• English Speaking
• Best climate in the Caribbean
• Diversity of plants & fruits
CRIME IS PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTENT,
making Saba one of the safest spots in the world.
Activities on saba
Besides scuba diving in the famous Saba Marine Park and hiking on the large number of amazing trails, Saba also has some annual events like the Saba Summer Festival in the last week of July or the Saban Triathlon in Januany. Usually in April and September special evenings are organized during the Saba Restaurant Week.