Top 10 Things to do in Windwardside, Saba

September 11, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Buildings are precariously perched on hillsides in Windwardside, the second largest village of Saba. At 1,700 feet above sea level, the views are astonishing as you amble along the lanes, taking in the red-roofed homes, banana trees and oleander bushes. In a 150-year-old cottage is the Saba Museum, once the home of a 19th-century sea captain, which displays period pieces and old documents. Windwardside makes an excellent base for hiking, especially up the 1,064 steps to the top of Mount Scenery.
Restaurants in Windwardside

1. Saba Divers

Saba | Fort Bay, Windwardside, Saba
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5 based on 251 reviews

Saba Divers

Saba Divers is an award-winning dive center with its main priority on non crowded, safe and fun dives. We organize all you need on our beautiful island. Hotel rooms, restaurant Reservations, transfers, hiking tour etc. Our instructors are top notch, friendly and professional and with a passion and love for diving themselves. We are focus on custom designed diving and quality over quantity. Our instructors speak English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and of course fish language :-) ...

Reviewed By Barbara G - Denver, Colorado

This top notch dive center, great service, ready to dive on time so you have some afternoon time if you want it, take the time to find the best dives, even if they have to change because of too much current or poor visibility on a site. You can not get a better experience.

2. Saba Deep Dive Center

Fort Bay, Saba
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5 based on 66 reviews

Saba Deep Dive Center

Reviewed By Jean-paul B - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Very friendly and personnal service. Experienced dive guides and patient instructors make this family owned and operated dive center an excellent choice for diving in Saba. All the dive sites are very close and the facilities are at immediate proximity of the shore

3. Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center

Lambert Hassell Road #10 | Lambee's Place, Windwardside, Saba
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5 based on 362 reviews

Sea Saba Advanced Dive Center

At Sea Saba, we recognize that choosing the right dive operation can make the difference between a good dive trip and an extraordinary diving experience. The combination of the most experienced dive team, great boats, attentive service and professionalism are the ingredients that allow us to provide the utmost in your underwater experience. Big boats don't mean big crowds. Our 40-foot boats have 2 decks with sun protection, sturdy platforms and ladders. With 2 boats, we can split our divers according to experience levels and diving styles. For more than 30 years, Sea Saba is the proven dive center in the region.

Reviewed By Tim_Ingersoll - Rochester, New York

Two friends and I returned to Saba for the third time and once again dove with Sea Saba. I can't say enough good things about these guys. The divemasters were all true professionals. They made the diving fun and safe. When I blew an o-ring on my regulator I was immediately handed a rental reg for the next dive and when I came up from the second dive I was handed my repaired regs. There was no upcharge for the use of the rental reg or for the repair. Just a smile and a genuine satisfaction in a job well done. From the first email inquiry to the shop confirming our flights home and arranging a taxi to the airport these guys hit all the marks. Outstanding.

4. Mount Scenery

Windwardside, Saba +599 416 2630
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4.5 based on 249 reviews

Mount Scenery

At 3,000 feet, Mount Scenery is the highest point on the mountainous island of Saba and can be reached via a difficult hike through the rainforest.

Reviewed By DocTurk - Saint Joseph, Michigan

I had heard stories that this was a very difficult hike, and was worried that it would be so hard that it wasn't fun. Not to worry. It takes a bit of exertion and quite a few steps, but the scenery and the anticipation more than make up for it. We took several breaks, walked slowly, and still made it up and down (from the trail shop in Windwardside) in about 3 hours. There were clouds at the peak when we got there, which is often the case, but there are plenty of great views on the way. I am NOT a flora/fauna type of person, but the plant life was incredible. The Jurassic Park comparisons are apt. Don't worry that it's a tad tough, get up and do it. Bring water!

Windwardside, Saba
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Windwardside

Reviewed By tyedye33 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you are staying in Saba and want to be near the bars and restaurants this is the area in. There are some phenomenal places to eat and drink with excellent views of the island and the ocean.

6. Dutch Museum Saba

12 Park Lane Street | On the corner just above Juliana's Hotel, Windwardside, Saba 599-416 6030
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Dutch Museum Saba

Reviewed By snorkeler-6 - Pa.

We enjoyed a brief stop touring the museum. The curator/gentleman whose family heirlooms are displayed has put forth much effort to display an impressive collection of artifacts. He was eager to share his knowledge with us.

7. Jo Bean Glass

1 Booby Hill, Windwardside, Saba +599 416 2490
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Jo Bean Glass

Where the magic happens .... Glass Art, Jewelry & Beads. Hot glass art, Saba made from Murano Glass. Demonstrations given. Schedule a class and bring home a memory.

Reviewed By Jake C

Beautiful work making glass trinkets . Really cool when she lets you have a go too. Jo is a very interesting lady too so i'm sure if she's not to busy she'll stop for a good chat

8. Harry L. Johnson Museum

Park Lane Street, Windwardside, Saba +599 416 2231
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Harry L. Johnson Museum

Reviewed By Whinny2 - Milwaukee, WI

This is a charming little museum about the history of Saba and Saba's early inhabitants. It is housed in a cottage that lets you see how the inhabitants of Saba lived. I enjoyed getting a feel for the strength of the early inhabitants of this tiny island. There were lots of photos, interesting furniture, kitchen items, curtains of Saba lace, and personal artifacts. Thanks and kudos to the Sabans who had the foresight to preserve such an interesting part of their heritage.

9. Saba Freediving School

Main Street, Windwardside, Saba
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Saba Freediving School

Saba Freediving School offers all the advantages and benefits for learning how to freedive, obtaining your freediving certification, and discovering the magical waters of Saba. It doesn’t matter whether you are an apprentice or an advanced freediver, you can always count on the support of one of our AIDA specialists. We specialize in freediving Animal Encounter expeditions.

Reviewed By Gustavo N - Tampa, Florida

INCREDIBLE MARINE LIFE! Everyday we dove with Sharks, Stingrays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, etc... Freediving 3 inches from big Tarpons. I increased my freediving skill about 50 percent in 3 days. I fully recommend Luis Fonseca for freediving courses, he has been a Certified Instructor since...MoreThanks Gus, it was great to share "Le Grand Bleu" with you.

10. Saba Trail Shop

Windwardside, Saba +599 416 2630
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Saba Trail Shop

Reviewed By BettyC60795 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We got great information and helpful tips from the Trail Shop! Hikes in Saba range from easy to difficult, and anyone interested in checking out the trails should stop by here first. Definitely a "must" for those who are focusing on hiking on this beautiful island.

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