Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 496

Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. In 1493 the island was sighted by Christopher Columbus. Get Married on Saba In 1632 English sailors, shipwrecked, landed on Saba. In 1640, the Dutch West Indian Company brought people over to Saba in order to colonize the island. They were already settled on the neighbouring island of St. Eustatius. Conflict between Britain and The Netherlands resulted in the Dutch being chased off the island by the British pirate, Henry Morgan. For the next 200 years, the island was controlled at various times by the Dutch, Spanish, French and English. In 1816, the Dutch won control and the island remains a municipality of The Netherlands today. As a Special Municipality of The Netherlands, same sex couples can now get married on Saba, the most gay-friendly island in the Caribbean. There is certainly no better place to begin your new life together. Saba offers you: A friendly environment Creative wedding planners Breath-taking scenery forming the perfect backdrop against which your precious moments can be captured Beautiful honeymoon stays Four charming villages to explore A variety of accommodations to suit your taste and budget Hotels on Saba can assist with your wedding arrangements. The staff at the Tourism office will also be happy to provide information. Visit their office in Windwardside, or telephone: +599 416 2231 or 2322 website: www.sabatourism.com