The Bottom
in Saba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
17.626 and -63.249 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 17° 37' 33" and W -63° 14' 57"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - USD
Spoken languages:
Dutch, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 09:34 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: America/Kralendijk
UTC/GMT offset: -4 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:52 am and 6:30 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-20.617 and 116.793 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Discover The Bottom

The Bottom in Saba with it's 488 citizens is a town in Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba about 4,463 mi (or 7,183 km) west of , the country's capital city.

Current time in The Bottom is now 09:34 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named America / Kralendijk with an UTC offset of -4 hours. We know of 8 airports near The Bottom, of which one is a larger airport. The closest is airport we know is Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport in Netherlands antilles in a distance of 2 mi (or 4 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Also, if you like playing golf, there is an option about 31 mi (or 49 km). away. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Oranjestad, Saint Paul's, Marigot, Sandy Point Town and Gustavia. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 8%
Air Humidity 80%
Air Pressure 1015 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 14% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

27°C (81 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

28°C (82 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2024

27°C (80 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, scattered clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Selera Dunia Boutique Hotel

1,2 mi
Wall Street
Windward Side
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Hampshire Classic Queens Garden Resort

0,0 mi
Troy Hill Dr No 1 The Bottom
Saba An
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

2011 Trip to Haiti Video Diary - PART I of V - Acquainting Myself

Published: August 07, 2011
Length: 54:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: MaxineAndrew

This is the first three days of my trip to Haiti this year, which lasted from June 29th to July 13th, 2011. It was hosted by my high school, St. Dominic High, which I'm attending as an IB student....

Karel Sorton plays Saba Anthem on his pan

Published: December 05, 2014
Length: 29:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sipswierstra

Saba Day 2014. Karel Sorton plays the Saba Anthem on his pan in front of the Government Building in The Bottom.

Scuba Diving in Saba & St. Kitts with Caribbean Explorer II

Published: January 03, 2015
Length: 43:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Keith Wace

A compilation of video clips from a week of liveaboard scuba diving with Caribbean Explorer II in Saba and St. Kitts from Nov 15-22, 2014. The boat, crew, food and diving were all amazing -...

Tour of Saba Island

Published: December 27, 2012
Length: 01:30 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Jon Tate

Short Tour of Saba The Unspoiled Queen we took a short trip to Saba for three days. We will be going back soon for a two week stay next time.

CEx II Dive Trip - Saba Slideshow

Published: June 15, 2008
Length: 07:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: tomkreider

Slideshow from a week of scuba diving on the Caribbean Explorer II.

Saba Hummingbird Villa

Published: March 16, 2010
Length: 37:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: HummingbirdVilla

This entire video was filmed at Hummingbird Villa, the premier rental property on Saba, which Travel & Leisure magazine calls "the best island in the Caribbean." Hummingbird Villa is the only...

Garden Eels Slowly Emerge off the coast of Saba

Published: February 09, 2015
Length: 29:38 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: David Colvard

Garden Eels Slowly Emerge off the coast of Saba captured by David Colvard using an Intova Sport II HD in June 2014 from the Caribbean Explorer II on a WCSDO scuba-mission trip. Copyright...

Saba 1/3 the unspoiled Queen

Published: December 05, 2009
Length: 18:15 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Thierry Pierrard

Découvrez Saba sous mer et sur terre. Non loin de Saint-Martin Saba est un joyau des Antilles et un des plus beaux spots de plongées de la Caraïbe. Images de Thierry Pierrard et LeRoy French.

Buddies in the Caribbean Suitcase DXpedition 2009

Published: February 27, 2009
Length: 46:07 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Buddipole Antennas

This video is a short 'teaser' from the Buddies in the Caribbean suitcase dxpedition to St. Martin (FS/PJ7) and Saba (PJ6) in early February 2009. The goal of the 8 man team of U.S.-based ham...

Diving with sharks on Saba

Published: March 23, 2008
Length: 33:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zadamoff

Sharks hunting on Third Encounter, Saba. 100% natural behavior. No Feeding, No baiting, No "attraction". Just pure Saba diving. We counted over 15 Caribbean reef sharks on this dive.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Saba is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery (870 m), the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saba, including the islet of Green Island, became a special municipality within the country of the Netherlands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010. The island has a land area of 13 km² (5 sq. miles).

Located at 17.6333, -63.2333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Saba, Islands of the Netherlands Antilles, Dutch-speaking countries, English-speaking countries and territories, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Lesser Antilles, Netherlands Antilles articles correct after Dissolution, Caribbean Netherlands, Municipalities of the Colón Department (Honduras), Populated places in Honduras, Electronics companies of Germany

The Bottom

The Bottom is the capital and largest town of the island of Saba, the Caribbean Netherlands, and is the first stop on the way from Saba's Port in Fort Bay towards the rest of the island. It has approximately 500 inhabitants of the total 1,424 islanders. The Bottom is home to the government offices, a hospital, a nursing home, a sports field, three churches, a library, various shops and the Saba University School of Medicine.

Located at 17.6261, -63.2492 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Saba, Capitals in the Caribbean


Windwardside is the second largest town on the island of Saba, aptly named for being on the windward side of the island. The hike up the stairs to the top of Mount Scenery can begin from the road just outside Windwardside. Two banks and several dive shops as well as multiple grocery stores, gift shops, etc. are located here. There is also a maritime museum full of Saban history.

Located at 17.6281, -63.2318 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Saba, Netherlands Antilles articles correct after Dissolution

Ladder Bay, Saba

Ladder Bay is an anchorage on the leeward side of Saba. It sits directly under the 800 steps to the old Customs House perched precariously on the lip of a cliff overlooking the bay and is locally known as The Ladder. Prior to the opening of the road down to Fort Bay, this was the primary point of entry for supplies to the island. To the west, the Saba Marine Park manages about half a dozen moorings that are in about 60’ of water.

Located at 17.634, -63.256 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bays of the Caribbean, Bodies of water of the Netherlands, Geography of Saba

St. Johns, Saba

St. Johns is the smallest settlement on Saba and is located between The Bottom and Windwardside. St. Johns is primarily a residential area, but also contains both schools on the island, the Sacred Heart School and Saba Comprehensive School. Attached to the Sacred Heart School is a small chapel that is run by Father Janssen. It is common to see the chapel used by the school on weekdays for religious class and on Sunday for mass.

Located at 17.6208, -63.2432 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Saba, Netherlands Antilles articles correct after Dissolution

Hell's Gate, Saba

Hell's Gate is the first town one reaches on the Caribbean island of Saba after leaving the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, the smallest commercial airport in the world. Hell's Gate was officially named "Zion's Hill" after complaints from the church forced the Island's government to change the name. However, "Hell's Gate" is still used by many Sabans and visiting tourists today.

Located at 17.642, -63.229 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Saba, Netherlands Antilles articles correct after Dissolution

Saba University School of Medicine

Saba University School of Medicine is a for-profit medical school located in The Bottom, Saba, a special municipality of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. Saba University confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Saba University is owned by R3 Education, Inc.

Located at 17.6258, -63.2467 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Saba, Schools of medicine in Saba

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Leverock Town, Bottom