Saba: Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean

The Island of Saba is the smallest island municipality of the Netherlands. The island itself is a potentially active volcano called Mount Scenery. It features beautiful mountain vistas and glistening beaches. To reach Saba, one must arrive via sea or sky. The island’s only airport has a runway of only 437 yards (400 m), one of the shortest commercial runways in the world. It does not host jet traffic, so arrival by air involves small utility aircraft such as the de Havilland Twin Otter. The island features one main road, aptly named “The Road,” which winds through mountain villages from one side of the island to the other. The capital of Saba is “The Bottom”, a village where government buildings are located and community events are held. The island of Saba is known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean” because of its cultural reputation for environmental conservation.