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Wish You Were Here: Saba, the Caribbean’s ‘Unspoiled Queen’

Where: Saba, Netherlands
February 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM | by | ()

In last week’s post about easy day trips from St. Maarten, we mentioned a tiny, volcanic island called Saba (pronounced Say-Bah) as one such opportunity, located just 26-miles off shore and accessible via a 12-minute flight or a 90-minute boat ride.

We’re typically skeptical of PR slogans, yet now that we’re here, we can’t help but agree that Saba is indeed still unspoiled in every sense of the word. It also has interesting accolades to go along with that authenticity, including the shortest commercial runway in the world and some of the most well-preserved soft coral in the Caribbean.

It also has another incredibly unique feature, one that keeps most potential visitors at bay and ensures mass tourism will never take place on the island, which we will reveal this week as we dive both literally and figuratively into the culture of its 2,000 inhabitants.

[Photo: Will McGough]

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