Saba is a quiet island located a few miles south of St. Maarten. Saba is ideal for the traveler looking for a secluded haven, in peaceful and friendly surroundings. Four small villages are as quaint and charming as the gentle, friendly manner of the Saban people, descended from hardy 17th century pioneers. Visitors feel they have stepped back in history, yet many modern luxuries are here to be enjoyed. Saba is a monument to nature's best above and below the ocean's surface. The famous Saba Marine Park is second to none. Saba is a magical place for scuba diving, hiking, admiring the nature or honeymooning!
Saba has something to suit every style and budget, for example cozy inns, luxurious hotels and charming cottages.
Restaurants in Saba offer delicious international and Caribbean cuisine in relaxed indoor and outdoor eating areas. With the small size of the island, travelers have every opportunity to explore a number of the small eating establishments in Saba.
Most of the restaurants in Saba are like the island itself: small. Nevertheless, like Saba, they charm vacationers with relaxation and intimacy. Island eating establishments represent a spectrum of cultures and price ranges, and travelers have plenty of options when it comes to meal time.
Winair makes five or more flights each day to Saba to Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport. Inter-island flights can be arranged, some are scheduled weekly. The airport departure tax is $5.00 to Windward Islands, $20.00 per person elsewhere. www.winair.com
Ferry service from St. Maarten is available via Dawn II and The Edge Dawn II Travels between Saba and St. Maarten on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays- Departs Saba at 7am - Departs St. Maarten at 5pm Features a fully air conditioned cabin with 22 luxury seats and 400 cubic foot built in freezer. Website: www.sabactransport.com
The Edge (Wednesday through Sunday)
Travels to Saba from St. Maarten (from Simpson Bay/Pelican Marina) on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays, departing St. Maarten at 9:00 a.m. for the 1 hour 20 minute trip and returns from Saba, departing Fort Bay harbor at 3:30 p.m., arriving back on St. Maarten at 5:00 p.m. Prices: Daytrip is $75 per person. One way $50 per person. Children are half price.
Check in is at 8:15 a.m. on SXM and departs sharp at 9 a.m. Charters are also available for private groups. Capacity is 62 passengers.
Please note prices and schedules do change, check with the operator before your trip. For reservations please contact the Front Desk
St. Barths Info
The intimate and alluring island of St Barts (St Barthelemy or St Barths) is located in the French Caribbean near St Martin and Anguilla. This relatively unspoiled tropical island has only 8,000 residents, with an abundance of beautiful beaches, breathtaking vistas, a quaint capital city wrapped around a picturesque harbor, and the Caribbean’s best restaurants and cafes. There are no casinos, no mega-resorts and no cruise ships to clutter up the view. St Barts climate is ideal, with temperatures ranging from 76 to 82 degrees, and warm crystal clear Caribbean waters that are perfect for swimming year round.
The primary type of vacation accommodations on St Barts are private villas which are available to rent by the week. There are approximately 300 private villas for rent in all price ranges, from one bedroom villas on the beach to six bedroom villa compounds overlooking the ocean. Villas represent about 70% of the available rooms on the island. Villa rental agencies give you the best selection, and can arrange to have your villa provisioned in advance of your arrival. The island of St Barts has 22 intimate hotels, ranging from small 5 star hotels complete with gourmet restaurants and spa services to more affordable accommodations.
There are an amazing number of wonderful places (and ways) to dine in St Barts. Reservations are essential during the holidays but are appreciated by the restaurant owners year round. St Barts is famous for its sophisticated yet casual restaurant scene. Some call it the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Whatever experience you want, you can find it in St Barts. From four star Relais & Cateau rated dining at Le Gaiac, The Rock, and Victoria's, to harbor side bistros and cafes like Boucanniers, Baz Bar and the Wall House, to feet in the sand casual dining at La Plage and Do Brazil. St Barts has over 80 restaurants islandwide.
MV Voyager departs from St. Martin at 9:00 AM and at 6:45 PM: Daily except Wednesday and Sunday from the waterfront in Marigot, to arrive in Gustavia around 75 minutes later. Wednesday and Sunday from Oyster Pond, to arrive in Gustavia around 45 minutes later. The ferry round trip will cost you from 50 Euros to 75 Euros: Reservations not necessary.
Planes depart a few times a day from the Princess Juliana International Airport. The estimated flight time is only 15 minutes. Winair is the only airline that has a direct flight from St. Maarten to St. Barths. For rates and departure times check their website www.fly-winair.com.
Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Anguilla has always been known as the island of the "rich and famous" but this couldn't be further from the truth. Anguilla has plenty of reasonably priced accommodations all over the island. We also have many restaurants with moderate menu prices and great locations. Since all of our beaches are free and open to the public, what more do you need for a great vacation
Whether it is the resplendent Shoal Bay or the stunning Rendezvous Bay, beaches in Anguilla are considered among the best in all of the Caribbean. While large all-inclusive resort complexes will not be found, the hotels and resorts on this small island typically value high luxury, attentive service, and mouth watering cuisines.
For such a small island, Anguilla offers an astounding number of restaurants (more than 70), including several that rank among the Caribbean's finest. Grilled lobster and fresh fish are local favorites, as are fresh conch and whelk. (Be sure to ask what's fresh and what's flown in—much of the seafood served at restaurants is imported.)
French, Caribbean, Asian, Italian and Continental cuisines are available, along with some unusual hybrids. Many restaurants are set right at the edge of a beach and are open to soft breezes and romantic views of the nighttime skies. The better restaurants serve dinner until at least 10 pm.
Whether operating with a table and grill or from a "lunch truck," purveyors of roadside meals are often gifted cooks. At night in Sandy Ground you'll find excellent conch soup roadside. In The Valley, seek out Hungry's, whose owner, a former chef, now serves lunch and dinner from a green and floral truck Monday-Saturday. Also in The Valley, across from the Anglican Church, try Ken's Barbecue on weekends.
The ferry’s from Marigot to Anguilla leave every day of the year. The Ferry’s go from 7.30 in the morning till 7.00 in the evening and will depart every 20 minutes.
A one way ticket costs $15,00 and you have to pay $5 departure tax. Bring your passport when you are travelling into Anguilla.
There are 2 airlines that fly from St. Maarten to Anguilla: Liat and Winair. Prices start at $ 40.00 for a daytrip. Go to www.liatairline.com and www.fly-winair.com for more information.