8 days in Saba, St. Eustatius & Bonaire Itinerary

8 days in Saba, St. Eustatius & Bonaire Itinerary

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Windwardside, Saba
— 2 nights
St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius
— 1 night
Kralendijk, Bonaire
— 4 nights


Windwardside, Saba

— 2 nights
Windwardside is the second largest town on the island of Saba, aptly named for being on the windward side of the island.GeographyThe hike up the stairs to the top of Mount Scenery can begin from the road just outside Windwardside.TourismTwo banks and several dive shops as well as multiple grocery stores, gift shops, etc. On the 11th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Harry L. Johnson Museum, then explore the galleries of Dutch Museum Saba, and then admire all the interesting features of Windwardside. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Church, then stroll through Saba National Marine Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Jo Bean Glass.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Windwardside trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Windwardside is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Windwardside, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Windwardside to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to St. Eustatius.

Things to do in Windwardside

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius

— 1 night


Once a tax-free haven and the busiest seaport in the world, St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Quill/Boven National Park and then contemplate the long history of Fort de Windt.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Eustatius trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Windwardside to St. Eustatius in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kralendijk.

Things to do in St. Eustatius

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kralendijk, Bonaire

— 4 nights
The capital city and main port Bonaire, Kralendijk possesses a rich and varied history and natural heritage to explore on an adventurous and diverse itinerary.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flamingo Premium Diving Bonaire and Lac Cai. Step out of the city life by going to Landsailing Adventures and Bonaire National Marine Park. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at La Machaca Reef, explore and take pictures at Seru Largu, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kralendijk road trip planner.

Getting from St. Eustatius to Kralendijk by flight takes about 7.5 hours. When traveling from St. Eustatius in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kralendijk: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kralendijk

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Saba travel guide

Mountains · Bodies of Water · Museums
Tiny Saba encompasses just 13 sq km (5 sq mi), yet it represents one of the world's top scuba diving destinations. A trip to Saba takes you to an overseas dominion of the Netherlands, which houses fewer than 2,000 permanent residents and hundreds of species of native wildlife. In addition to 200 types of fish and 60 bird species, the island shelters at least nine different kinds of wild orchids. Visitors spot these fragile flowers everywhere they go during their Saba vacation, as they grow next to hiking paths and alongside the island's main road. To see what treasures the surrounding waters hide, bring your diving gear and head to the nearest beach.

Bonaire travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Nature & Parks
Thanks to its location outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone," Bonaire benefits from a semi-arid climate with plenty of warm, sunny days. From the island's coastline, a designated national park, you can access vibrant coral reefs that serve as a perfect destination for any snorkeling or diving enthusiast. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular things to do on Bonaire due to the island's steady trade winds, while the arid interior offers numerous wildlife-rich protected areas, interesting rock formations, and scenic landscapes.