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“So much charm, so clean & lots of choices to eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Windwardside

Windwardside
Windwardside, Saba
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“So much charm, so clean & lots of choices to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This area has the best trail guide shop. Go talk to Susanna she is the best !! Then go to the Swinging Door on a Sunday night for dinner! Yummmm. No matter where you pick for dinner, make a reservation!

Visited May 2012
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Burleson, Tx
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“Loved the Whole Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

If you ever get a chance make the trip to Saba for the day. It is clean and the little towns are very interesting! Don’t pass up Saba. Catch a cab at the airport and hire the driver for the day. They will take you to all the local hangouts.

Visited June 2011
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Willemstad, Curacao
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“One of the most beautiful towns on the planet.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

This quiet little Caribbean town is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The island is quiet, fairly remote, small, and amazing. Go for a quiet, but spectacular time. Hike, dive, snorkel, eat, drink, read, nap, walk, take photographs, and enjoy the friendly people. This is a seriously great place!

Visited November 2011
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Curacao
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“Beautiful, small, picturesque village. Center of Saba.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Last October my son and I spent 5 days on Saba for what appeared to be a tremendous getaway and one of the best father and son vacations we could have ever imagined.

Windwardside is one of the very small villages on the island, and most certainly the most centrally located considering the hiking trails, restaurants and the other attractions on the island like a small museum, spa and a few shops. Saba is a wonderful very small island, but because of the difference in altitude, you have a handful of types of climates and consequently eco-systems, every one of them is extremely beautiful in its own way, from the one underwater all the way up to the cloudforest. My son (9) and I had the perfect experience, skin-diving, exploring most of the almost twenty trails, and enjoying ourselfs in restaurants which serve really good food, everything at very reasonable prices. Saba is a unique spot on this globe, even in the Caribbean, it has a fantastic nature, magnificent views, is squeaky-clean, the people are great and it appears to be as safe as possible.

Food in general is very good and made of fresh products. We recommend the Ecolodge and Queens gardens, we had fantastic lunches over there, in between hiking the trails. Dinner at Eden’s and the Brigadoon were of a high international level both serve excellent seafood, Brigadoons deserts are supreme, their avocado-coconut ice-cream makes Ben and Jerry or mr Dasz look like amateurs. The bbq-ed ribs at the swinging doors and pizza at Saba's Treasure were excellent and enjoyed in a fantastic atmosphere, these 2 places are also ideal for drinks or snacks. Most of these establishments are in Windwardside.

We stayed at Scouts place which happened to be very well located, but so are most of the other hotels or B&B’s in Windwardside. Our room was simple but fine certainly considering the price, I do think the hotel, in particular the public spaces, need an overall facelift, it really deserves a little bit of paint and general upgrade, without losing its actual character but on the other hand the staff was very helpful and provided good service. Breakfast at Scouts place was delicious and a good start of very active days and served on a terrace with a priceless view, if you get an opportunity try the Johnny cakes with salt fish. Scouts has an internationally acclaimed diving center.

In conclusion I have to say that Saba was all in all an out of this world experience the perfect getaway for fathers and sons who are interested in mystifying nature, who are a little bit adventurous and who love to eat, especially good food. Windwardside is the ideal place to be situated in to explore the rest of the island. One other positive aspect of the island is that because of its size there are not a lot of other places in this world where a child can go to and besides having a good time, can say that he or she knows the complete place or had a full impression of the country, all this in just a few days. After a few days you even start meeting the same friendly individuals over and over again. You deal with your helpful and honest taxi drivers on a first name basis as if you have known them forever. It’s just one magnificent, honest island, without any possible false pretension. The road is called The Road, the mountain, Mount Scenery, the flat part of the island, Flat Point, the windward-side,……… and so on.
What you see is what you get and a lot more, no disappointments. Saba is one paradise we will return to for sure!!!

Visited October 2011
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The Carolinas
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“Nice Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

The village was nice, several eating establishment in town. Good food, a couple of "Nite" spots.

Visited October 2011
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