Saba Saba, the smallest and greenest island of the
Dutch West Indies is a divers paradise! It's called "The Unspoiled
Queen" for good reason. Caribbean-pure and natural! The island of
Saba emerges out of the Caribbean sea like a fairytale island from
long ago. The volcano "Mount Scenery" is also known as "Holland’s
highest mountain" as the island of Saba is part of the Dutch West
Indies. Saba is an oasis for nature lovers along with those who want
to spoil themselves with a little rest and relaxation.
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Its current major settlements include The Bottom, Windwardside, Hell's Gate and St. Johns. Despite the island's Dutch affiliation, English is the principal language spoken on the island and has been used in its school system since 1986. The Netherlands Antillean guilder is the official currency, but the U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere on the island. Saba is home to the Saba University School of Medicine, which was established by American expatriates in coordination with the Netherlands government. The school, currently under expansion, adds over 300 residents when classes are in session, and it's the prime educational attraction. The island's only hospital is A.M. Edwards Medical Center and is the major provider of healthcare for local residents.
In recent years Saba has become a popular destination for divers and nature lovers alike, due to it's abundant nature above and below the water line. There are surely few places in the world where you can dive pristine reefs and volcanic formations and hike through a rainforest in the same day... Thus Saba has been named "The unspoiled queen of the Caribbean" for good reason!
The mural outside Scout's Place created by local artist Stacey Simmons: "The history of Saba"! Commissioned by Saba Divers & Scout's Place.