Saba has the ability to make you forget the outside world. It’s a feeling of coming home. Residents are friendly and enjoy helping out tourists.
Saba prides itself on its ability to protect the island ecosystem. The Saba Conservation Department is essential in protecting the beauty of this little island.
Saba makes it easy for couples wanting to elope, to a Caribbean island that offers so much in such a small package. There are many options for couples. Couples can choose to get married in the rainforest, poolside, or at sunset with ocean views.
You are able to make all arrangements over the phone to fulfill the marriage requirements required by law in the Dutch Caribbean.
Saba is same-sex friendly and performs same-sex marriages regularly.
At the time of this writing the requirements to get married were:
- A recent birth certificate
- Proof of your single status
- Divorce Decree if previously married
- Copy of passport
- Request made with the Census Office
- Request of Location
Paperwork should be legalized by the Dutch embassy and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
To get started in the process you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +599-416-3497/3311/3312
Many are drawn to the beauty found under the waters of Saba. From the shallow water reefs to the deep ocean peaks rising to approximately 110 ft attracting large marine life like sharks.
Saba’s dive industry strictly follows the Saba Marine Park rules to protect the waters surrounding Saba
My Favorite Places
The tide pools are probably my favorite. Climbing over rocks and exploring all the cracks and tide pools to find little crabs, fish, and urchins was my favorite activity growing up and was one of the first places I showed my husband when we visited.
Now, who could forget about Mt Scenery, the tallest Peak in the Dutch Caribbean. There is a hiking trail to the top, featuring all of the climates found on Saba. For a more challenging hike, you can start on the Crispene trail in The Bottom and climb to the top from there, there is a trailhead in St Johns and the primary trail in Windwardside For those wanting a shorter hike, you can drive up partially from the Mt Scenery road and start your climb from there.
Then you have Wells Bay. The only natural beach on Saba, I have many times snorkeled out to Torrens Point for an amazing view of the coral reefs and the swim-through cave. There is also the view of Diamond Rock. Wells Bay is a seasonal beach and a black sand beach as Saba is a volcanic island. This would be an amazing setting for a beach elopement with planning.
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