Shopping in Saba

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Let's be honest! Studying abroad comes in handy with a good shopping culture! Everyone wants to get time to explore markets and pick a few goodies to add to the cart list! Shopaholics welcome to Saba, the land of beauty and charming crafts! This is where your shopping impulse is put to the test. With numerous shopping malls, stalls, shops, and supermarkets Saba will certainly take thy breath away!

Tourists will not find massive shopping malls or even historic markets on the island of Saba. Instead, tourists are greeted with local products. Shopping is not the same as one would find in the USA or other Westernized countries. Stores generally open between 8:00 a.m. and midday, then again from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the evening, Monday to Saturday. There are manyproducts that are worth checking out while holidaying on Saba. Embroidery is an essential traditional handicraft.


The most common and perhaps most historically important piece of merchandise for the local economy is Saban lace. There are several spots on the island that boasts incredible Saban lace products, not to mention a selection of other fabric-related goods like garments. Island Craft Shop in the town of Windwardside, the stunning little Saban Lace Boutique in Hell’s Gate, and the Saba Artists’ Foundation in The Bottom are the main spots where these products can be found.

Arts and Crafts

Native art, not just from Saba but from a variety of islands around the Caribbean, is another main lure for travelers. The best venue to find art is at Windwardside’s Peanut Gallery. In addition to paintings, tourists will find ceramics and other fabulous pieces of work for sale here.


Recent years have noted an increase in foreign property investment on the island. There is a huge range of houses and lodgings for sale here, including houses, cottages, and expensive villas. Whether tourists would like to become permanent residents or are looking for a tropical property for investment purposes, the country has a range of choices available.

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