Wells Bay


Backed by sheer cliffs, this rocky little bay has a small, coarse sand beach that comes and goes depending on the northerly swell – ask locally to find out when's best to visit. There's great snorkeling; rent gear from Sea Saba in Windwardside. It's about 2.5km from The Bottom. Consider walking down and arranging for a taxi to save yourself the thigh-burning climb back into the village (US$16).

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1. Mary's Point


The far-flung village of Mary’s Point was once a 45-minute walk from even the next village. In 1934 the Dutch government decided to move every single…

2. Sacred Heart Church

0.86 MILES

Locals refer to this charming 1935-built stone Catholic church as ‘Saba’s Sistine Chapel’ thanks to Dutch-born local artist Heleen Cornet's colorful and…

3. Mt Scenery

0.95 MILES

A dormant volcano that last erupted in 1640, Mt Scenery (887m) is the pinnacle of pyramid-shaped Saba, and officially the highest point in the Kingdom of…

4. Harry L Johnson Museum

1.58 MILES

Surrounded by a flowering garden, this pint-sized museum in a quaint 1840-built sea-captain's cottage is crammed with an eclectic collection. Highlights…

5. Dutch Museum

1.66 MILES

Inside a classic Saban gingerbread cottage, this teensy private museum and antique shop has a cluttered and eclectic assortment of Dutch tiles, lacework,…

6. Jobean Glass Art Studio

1.91 MILES

Local artist Jobean works out of her colorful studio up on Booby Hill. During a half-day glass workshop, you’re set up with a torch and an unlimited…

7. Cove Bay

2.18 MILES

Behind a breakwater constructed from boulders to keep currents at bay, this little cove is one of the island's two ocean swimming spots, with excellent…

8. Zeelandia Bay

20.17 MILES

Some 3km north of the airport, Zeelandia Bay takes its name from Statia’s first Dutch settlers, who hailed from Zeeland province in the Netherlands…