General Island Information
Saba has acquired quite an artist community over the last few years. The Five Square Gallery strives to bring the best in Caribbean art and in particular Saban art, to the residents of and visitors to Saba. They offer original paintings, giclées, prints, sculptures, carvings and folk art.
Gersh and Emily are there to welcome you every Monday to Saturday from 9am until 6pm and on Sundays from 12 noon until 3pm.
The official currency is the US Dollar ($). Travelers Cheques and US dollars, as well as major credit cards, are widely accepted. There is one branch bank on Saba open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. There are two ATM machines on the island, one is located in Windwardside at the RBC Bank next to the Post Office, and the other is located in The Bottom at WIB next to the Saba Electric Building.
A good pair of binoculars and a guidebook are essential and will aid in enhancing your birding experience.
You can find out more about bird watching here.
If you would like to rent a vehicle, please notify Juliana's Front Desk and we will make all the necessary arrangements for you.
Find out about rental agencies and prices.
Eyewear and Care
Bright sunny days necessitate sunglasses. Lens lubricant for some contact lens wearers may not be readily available on the island. If you’ve forgotten your eye lubricant or wetting lotion, please stop by our Eye Care Optical Saba.
1st weekend in December.
Sea and Learn:
Sea & Learn on Saba is a non-profit foundation that sponsors a month-long event founded by the island government and regional businesses. Throughout the entire month of October a variety of naturalists, scientists and academics in fields ranging from marine biology to meteorology to geology provide casual but informative multi-media presentations. In addition to nightly presentations, you are invited to join field/research projects or assist in nature surveys conducted throughout the event. These same experts also work with Saba’s school children to ensure the next generation continues to have appreciation for the nature of Saba. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
Saba Summer Festival:
Better known as Carnival, is scheduled during July.
Looking for some groceries or some fresh fruits and vegetables? There are 4 “larger” markets located on Saba, 2 in Windwardside and 2 in The Bottom.
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8:00am - 7:00pm
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8:00am - 8:00pm
My Store Supermarket
Location: The Bottom
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday till 2 pm
Location: The Bottom
Opening Hours: Monday- Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Fell in love with our island and looking forward to purchasing your own piece of paradise?
There are two real estate companies on the island.
Saba Island Properties
Contact: Albert Pensis - Michael Feeley
Phone: +599 416-2777
Saba Island Premier Properties
Contact Mark Johnson
Phone: + 599 416 6150
Holy Trinity Church, Windwardside (minutes from the hotel)
Christ Church, The Bottom
Church of Latter Day Saints:
Roman Catholic Churches:
Holy Rosary Church, Hell's Gate
Church of St. Paul's Conversion, Windwardside (minutes from the hotel)
Sacred Heart Church, The Bottom
Saba Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses:
Jehovah Witnesses, Windwardside (minutes uphill from the hotel)
The Wesleyan Holiness:
The Wesleyan Holiness Church, The Bottom
Seventh Day Adventist: The Bottom
If you’d like to attend service at any one of the above churches, please stop by the Juliana's Hotel Front Desk and we can inquire as to when a suitable service is scheduled.
Sacred Heart Church “Sistine Chapel”
Saba has its own version of the Sistine Chapel created by resident artist Heleen Cornet in the Sacred Heart Church in the village of The Bottom. This project took over 2 years to complete. While strolling through this village don’t forget to stop by and see this beautiful site or ask your friendly taxi driver to point it out to you if you’re on an island tour.
Saba Archaeological Center (SABARC) or Saba Heritage Center
SABARC offers guided historical tours of the villages of Windwardside and The Bottom. While Saba may be famous for its hiking and diving, its history is just as fascinating. Saba was famous for its sailors, captains, and shipbuilding, and several sugar, indigo, and coffee plantations were found across the island up to the early 1800's. Come and experience Saba's rich history as told through Windwardside and The Bottom.
Tours take one hour.
Saba Conservation Foundation
Established in 1987, the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) is a non-governmental organization with a mission to preserve and manage Saba’s natural and cultural heritage. It is committed to the belief that a stronger island economy will result from the sustainable use of Saba’s rich and virtually unspoiled natural resources. In order to achieve its goals, the SCF promotes the development of parks and protected areas, manages a network of hiking trails, mooring systems, and promotes supportive scientific research and education. You can visit them at one of their two locations to find out more about the island and the foundation:
The Trail shop
Mon 1 – 4, Tue & Thur 9 – 2:30,
Wed & Fri 9 – 4:30, Sat & Sun 10:30 – 2:30
Fort Bay, Tel 416-3295
Open Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2pm (Nov – May only)
Whether spoiling yourself or getting that special gift for friends and family back home, the Main Street in Windwardside offers a selection of quaint shops where you will find some form of souvenir to remember your trip.
Just minutes away from Juliana’s you’ll find Everyt’ings, Five Square Gallery, Jewel Cottage, Kakona Saba, and The Trail Shop. Each one offers its own unique selections of jewelry, gifts, oddments, and pretties.
Don’t forget to visit Jo Bean’s Glass Studio at Booby Hill, with its vast selection of jewelry and specialty items. You can also sign up for a glass blowing class, where you can create your own unique piece!
If you’re looking for something to wear, Windwardside offers a selection of shops such as Sea Saba Dive Center where you can find an array of clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
The Artisan Foundation in The Bottom sells locally printed fabrics, Saba Lace and Saba Spice.
Sunscreens and Lotions
It’s necessary to protect your skin from the sun’s strong ultraviolet rays. In case you forgot to pack the sunscreen, at Tropics Café offers Sunscreen and After Sun Rescue poolside from Saban Rock Living by HandVmade. It’s Saban Aloe Vera based, all natural and made on Saba.