Saba Unspoiled Queen Rum Festival & Lobster Fest

Save the Date: Monday Nov 6 – Sunday Nov 12, 2023

Saba, the stunning Dutch Caribbean island known as "The Unspoiled Queen," is a hidden gem full of unexpected experiences, making it the ideal spot for an unforgettable adventure. With its warm Caribbean hospitality, authentic charm, and abundance of outdoor activities, now is the perfect time to plan and discover Saba. Located just 12 minutes by air or a scenic 90-minute ferry ride from St. Maarten, the island offers world-class diving, incredible hiking, and a rich cultural scene. It soars 5,000 feet from the seafloor of which 3,000 feet are visible. With a population of just over 1,800, Saba is comprised of four main villages - The Bottom (Saba's capital), Windwardside, St. John's, and Zion's Hill (a.k.a. "Hell's Gate").
Indulge and be a part of the upcoming festival; taste, music, arts, nature, & island vibes. Enjoy Saba’s spiny lobster and Unspoiled Queen Liqueur rums.
This is a collaboration between different stakeholders within the tourism sector; restaurants, bars, hotels, dive shops, transportation, Guides, arts & crafters.


RUM FESTIVAL logo                      Lobster Logo

Test Your Taste Buds

Date: November  6-12, 2023
Different Lobster and rum-inspired dishes, meals, and beverages by participating bars and restaurants.  Opening event scheduled for November 6, 2023.


Lobster Rum Crawl

Date: November 10, 2023

A fun bar hop for the participants to experience different locations in one evening. The “Crawl” will have 2 groups at the meeting point stopping by all participating bars and restaurants. Each bar will offer a special beverage which is included in the tour. Group will stay for 30 minutes and move on to the next. Participants will be picked up and returned to ensure public safety.

Rum Hunt

Date: November  11, 2023

A fun scavenger hunt at one of Saba’s famous Trails. Transportation will be provided. Start at 8am guided hike with a Saba Conservation park ranger. Participants will learn about  the trail and nature of Saba and also look for tokens. The tokens will be decorated rocks from Saba Finds and are scattered all around the trail. These can be returned at the end of the hike for prizes. More details will follow.


Booze Cruise

Date: November 11 & 12, 2023

A sunset boat cruise with Sea Saba. Participants can sign up to join a relaxing sunset cruise in the waters of Saba and enjoy delicious lobster and rum snacks and beverages.


Crafty Claws

Creative Workshops by different artists with Lobster and/or rum inspired themes.

Visit the page to find event updates.


How to get to Saba

A Winair Twin Otter in route to the shortest commercial airport on earth.
Travelers can fly to Saba from St. Maarten in less than 12 minutes with WinAir or enjoy a scenic 90-minute ferry ride via the Edge or Makana Ferry. The Makana Ferry also offers service from St. Eustatius and St. Kitts.


Experience Saba’s accommodations and hospitality

Captains Suite

The island has accommodations to suit every style and budget-from intimate boutique hotels to luxury villas and charming cottages. Almost all guest rooms have an uninterrupted view of the sea, and there is no question about the level of hospitality and customer friendliness. With open arms and inviting smiles, the community welcomes you to the island they proudly call home. View accommodations here


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Sign up and participate to win a trip to Saba

Prizes to be announced.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Must be 18+ to participate and have a valid passport, only one entry per person.
  • To claim the prize contact tourism@sabagov.nl tourism@sabagov.nl

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