This friendly little island chose to remain a Dutch territory following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010. Saba is not the easiest to get to. Most visitors arrive after a flight (not for the nervous – the island’s runway is infamously tiny) or a ferry ride from Sint Maarten.

Once you do get there, however, you’ll find Saba quite charming. True, there are few attractions, and things to do are focused on diving and hiking (the hike up the aptly named Mt. Scenery is a must). But the island is picturesque, the pace slow and the people friendly and laid-back.  A handful of accommodation and dining options more than adequately serve visitors.

Photo: Like most of Saba, the town of Windwardside overlooks the ocean.

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