Travelling to Saba? Need Vaccinations?
Most Caribbean islands have volcanic origins, but tiny Saba is the only island perched majestically on top of an extinct volcano. Saba might be a hidden treasure to most tourists, but serious scuba divers know that her unspoiled reefs are prized for some of the world’s best diving at the National Marine park, where reef sharks, sea turtles and humpback whales are often sighted. Follow marked hiking trails to the peak of Mt. Scenery, Saba’s highest point, to absorb the incredible natural beauty of this island. Your first stop on your way to Saba should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, four to eight weeks before departure, so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for Saba.
What Vaccinations do I need for Travel to Saba?
Travellers to Saba are generally advised the following vaccinations:
In addition, depending upon your itinerary, where you are travelling, length of travel and your occupational and lifestyle risks, you may also require vaccinations for the following:
Have a look at our pricing table for information about the cost of the travel vaccinations required for Saba. If you are travelling further in the region, you may also wish to check what vaccinations you require for neighbouring countries in the Caribbean.
Further Travel Health Advice for Saba
Heat and Humidity
Saba is tropical, and you will enjoy the breezes and cool temperatures at higher elevations, but when in coastal areas, use a good sun block lotion with SPF 20 or higher. Apply liberally and often. When on tour, remember to wear light clothing and bring lots of water with you.
The tap water in Saba is distilled from sea water and is considered safe to drink, however, bottled mineral water is widely available. Remember to drink often and whether it be water or fruit juices, replenish fluids throughout the day.
Food and Drink
Saba might be a small island, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get just about any food you want. Seafood, such as live lobster, and crabs, and a variety of fresh fish are offered every day in some of Saba’s best restaurants on the Windwardside. Feast on Creole Snapper,or Eggplant Caviar. Most international cuisines are available, including Thai, sushi, and American favourites like chicken and ribs. There is an array of fresh produce and lovely local fruit, and imaginative desserts, but keep in mind that sometimes the highlight of your dinner is the breathtaking view from your restaurant table. Most international beers are available here, as well as imported wines and spirits.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
Should you require health care in Saba, there is a good hospital in the capital, as well as the University of medicine. For the most part, the standard of care is good, but it is important that you arrange in advance to have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.
Travel and Health Insurance
Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, such as wall diving or climbing up to Mt. Scenery.
Aside from observing the normal precautions, visitors are very safe in Saba.