Windwardside

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Windwardside
Windwardside as seen from Mount Scenery
Windwardside as seen from Mount Scenery
Map of Saba showing Windwardside
Map of Saba showing Windwardside
Coordinates: 17°37′44.12″N 63°13′53.49″W / 17.6289222°N 63.2315250°W / 17.6289222; -63.2315250Coordinates: 17°37′44.12″N 63°13′53.49″W / 17.6289222°N 63.2315250°W / 17.6289222; -63.2315250
Country Netherlands
Public body Saba
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total418
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
ClimateAw

Windwardside is the second largest town on the island of Saba,[2] aptly named for being on the windward side of the island.

Geography[edit]

The hike up the stairs to the top of Mount Scenery can begin from the road just outside Windwardside.

Tourism[edit]

Two banks and several dive shops as well as grocery stores, gift shops, etc. are located here. There is also a maritime museum full of Saban history. Windwardside village also has several hotels and inns which serve mostly tourists who come to the island to dive and enjoy the Saban nature.[2] In 1860, the St. Paul’s Conversion church [nl] was built on the grounds of the former quarantine station.[3]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geodata 2001, Saba & Sint.Eustatius, Census 2001". Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Netherlands Antilles. 2001. p. 17. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b The villages of Saba (Saba Tourist Bureau)
  3. ^ "The Church of Rome on Saba". The Saba Islander. Retrieved 5 May 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Windwardside at Wikimedia Commons