Saba, Netherlands Antilles

Saba, Netherlands Antilles Travel Information

According to usaers, Saba (The Unspoiled Queen) is an island territory and special municipality of the Netherlands, located in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Together with Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, Saba forms the SSS islands. In addition, Saba, together with Bonaire and Sint Eustatius, forms the BES islands (Caribbean Netherlands). The capital of Saba is The Bottom (formerly: Botte). A number of major cities on Saba are: Windwardside, Zions Hill and St. Johns.

Saba is an island known for its beautiful nature. The island consists mainly of rainforest and mountains. The highest point is Mount Scenery (volcano) with a height of 877 meters. This makes it the highest mountain in the Netherlands Antilles. The island is often visited by tourists to climb Mount Scenery or to dive around the island. For divers there is a special Saba Marine Park with 28 dive sites. At these swims you will encounter tropical fish, colorful coral reefs and many shark species. Saba is also known for a National Park and a large population of bats. See weddinginfashion for economy of Central America.

Where is Saba located?

Travel information of Saba

Official name: Saba
Continent: North America
Area: 13 km²
Capital: The Bottom
Country code: BQ, BES
Population: 1,933 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Special municipality of the Netherlands
Highest point: 877 m (Mount Scenery)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saba): 6,950 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Saba. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Saba?

Weather and climate
Saba has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Saba can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Saba can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to Saba. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

Dutch is the official language on Saba. English is the most spoken language on Saba.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Saba for less than 30 days.

Embassies and consulates
Saba is a special municipality within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
There is therefore no embassy and/or consulate for the Netherlands.
For detailed information regarding consular affairs, please visit the website of the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Saba.
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Saba if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Saba.

Money and Currency Matters
On Saba, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Saba can be found on our ATMs page.

On Saba it is customary to tip. If no service costs have yet been calculated, people give a tip of approximately 10-20%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on Saba.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier on Saba.
Saba has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of Saba can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Saba you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Saba.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Saba.

On Saba you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Saba can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Department: 911
– Ambulance: 911
– Coast Guard: 913 or VHF channel 16

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Saba can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Saba can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Saba end
Saba official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Saba is 00599 or +599.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Saba? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Saba.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Saba.

An overview of all public holidays on Saba can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Saba, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Saba?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Saba. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Saba can be found on Protected Planet.
Saba is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Saba? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Saba.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Saba was discovered in 1493 by Columbus?
…Saba is a special municipality of the Netherlands?
…The volcano Mount Scenery with its 887 meters is the highest point in the Netherlands?
…Only 2% of the inhabitants speak Dutch?
…until 1993 many Dutch people went to Saba to get their driver’s license?
…Tourism is the main source of income for Saba?

Saba, Netherlands Antilles