There are no secrets to Saba, the smallest and most noble of the Netherlands
With an area of only 13 square miles and 1,500 inhabitants, everyone knows each
From the highest point on the island, the 888 meter high extinct volcano Mount
Scenery, one can see the entire island. The pace is slow for these blue eyed
Dutch-Caribbean’s because the small towns of Saba - clean, orderly and full of
flowers - are connected only by foot paths.
Given the steep terrain of the rainforest, the Dutch engineers thought
impossible to build a road. But in the forties, and man named Hassel managed to
build a very narrow and winding main street. The island has perhaps the world's
smallest airport, clinging on Hell's Gate, the first village the visitor
encounters on the road climbing to the top of the fortunately inactive volcano.
Also heartened by a sip of Saba Spice, a liqueur made from 150 herbs grown on
the island, one climbs up to Windward side, enjoying spectacular views
overlooking the sea and the other Antilles.