Known as “The Unspoiled Queen,” Saba is a little known island in the Dutch Caribbean just 28 miles southwest of St. Maarten. With a population of just around 2,000 spread out over four charming villages, Saba is remote but easily accessible, offering a unique look at Caribbean life that once was. No big cruise ships or all-inclusive resorts here, Saba offers a haven of tranquility and a variety of eco activities from world-class scuba diving to hiking the rainforest.
At its center in the gorgeous 12-suite Queen’s Gardens Resort & Spa, perched 1,200 feet above sea level on Troy Hill, offering seclusion and stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and surrounding flora and fauna. This small luxury hotel is the premier retreat on Saba to discover the island’s many charms or to just relax at the hotel’s sparklingly pool sipping from their vast menu of herbal-infused gin and tonics or dine at Queen’s Gardens Restaurant, serving local specialties with an elevated international influence.
After a long day of scuba diving or taking a four-hour hike thought the rainforest with your indefatigable guide, “Jungle James”, recharge with a treatment at the Frangipani Spa, the first and only spa on Saba.
When your ready to check out local village life, art galleries, quaint local shops or get a bite at Chez Bubba’s, Queen’s Gardens sister restaurant located in the town of Windwardside, just do as the locals do. Stick out your thumb to hitch a ride. Saba is the safest and friendliest island in the Caribbean, plus you’ll likely make a new friend along the way.
Stay: Queen's Gardens Resort & Spa. queensaba.com