Queen's Garden Resort & Spa4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My Fiance and I decided to take a little side trip from St. Maartan to visit Saba for a night. He chose Queens Garden. We can not say enough wonderful things about this resort! Especially after I screwed up the days on our flight out, they still accommodated us! We were greeted with Juice and towels, followed by a tour and then our room. We decided after settling in, to take the hike up to the top of the Mountain, the scenic view with the steps. Its a tough hike but the view is so worth it. When we came back, we enjoyed our Jacuzzi in our room looking out to the ocean and mountains. We even had dinner in the Tree House. The staff is so kind as well and very welcoming. This was absolutely and unforgettable experience. We are definitely coming back for much longer. Thank you!!
Hotel - located in a valley of Saba Island directly above The Bottom...Saba's Capital. The hotel is made up of multiple buildings surrounded by lush landscaping and friendly and inviting areas near the bar, the pool and the restaurant. Each building houses rooms and suites to suit everyone. All rooms have a great view on the valley below and the sea beyond. Rather breathtaking to be frank. Service - This resort is all about service. Claire, Duco & Frank (and the rest of the crew that works there as a team) all do a great job of attending to all guests and making you feel like you are staying at a friend's house. They catered to all our needs. Arranged for diving lessons, transportation to areas on the island, advised us on hiking routes, etc. Food - I consider myself a pretty good judge of food and really enjoy cooking myself so no exaggeration when i say the food at the Queen's Garden is excellently planned and executed by their staff chef. A nice variety of continental dishes and some really creative items. Each night we enjoyed different dishes and were glad to eat there not just feeling like we had to eat there out of convenience. Make sure you ask for Duco's tableside spin on cacio pepe and the chef’s special brownie with Soursop ice cream dessert. Rooms - we were only inside one bit it was a very nice suite. You walk into a light and airy living room with fold out couch, tv, desk, etc. There was a loft upstairs for kids if needed. The bedroom was very nice with a very comfortable king size bed. Be aware that none of the rooms are air conditioned but there are plenty of fans. But if you go in the summer it will be humid! Little things - Queen's Gardens really tries to minimize their environmental impact. No AC. Open buildings with plenty of shade and ventilation. Lush Landscaping. All guests are provided with metal water bottles and there are water stations around the property to fill them with filtered water. Great way to reduce the number of plastic bottles you see everywhere at hotels and resorts when you travel (talking to you St. Martin!) No plasticware for dining. No plastic bags everywhere. Very nice. WiFi connection is slow but gives you a good excuse to unplug! The resort is kid friendly but a great place for couples. It is very quiet and tranquil.
We can't say enough great things about the owner Claire, who helped organize everything from scuba diving, to rides to/from the Windwardside, to dinner, and beyond. Not only was Claire exceptionally cool, funny, and accommodating, she also has staff who provide exceptional service as well. This includes the gin and tonic-maker extraordinaire (and server), Duco, and Frank, the server who was very attentive. When we weren't scuba diving with Saba Divers (we highly recommend them too), we were lounging at the pool, or enjoying the hot tub in our room (a very cool and unique feature of Queen's Gardens). While our room could use some updating, it was very comfortable and clean. We highly recommend that any visit to Saba start and end at Queen's Gardens. Thank you Claire and team for a wonderful stay.
Saba Queen’ Garden & Spa Still slightly overwhelmed by the short but impressive plane ride, we're promptly taken to the hotel. The taxi ride gives you a quick taste of the island, passing through Hell’s Gate, Windward, the largest settlement, restaurants and bars hub on Saba, and finally, our destination: The Bottom. Hikers will notice, either daunted or excited: it’s all hills. Arriving, we are greeted by Cherrie. A warm sincere welcome. She sat us down. Refreshing scented towels, drink. And enquired about what our trip was about. She really took her time, like there were no one else in the place. Gave us lots of info about the hotel, what to do, where to eat, hiking, diving. How to say it? Did The Queen' Gardens have us at hello? You could say that. We were then led to our top floor suite, #8. Generous space. More living quarters than room, separate bedroom king bed, jacuzzi (which is amazing coming back from hiking, or diving! . The view from there is another big part if the love at first sight impression. Now that we're back, I find that vista stayed with me. I can appreciate how amazing it was to wake up, have coffe, and then enjoy it still throughout the day, the mesmerizing ocean nestled between Bunker and Great hills, while the red roofed, European looking The Bottom, earning its name, rests down in the middle of that picture. Like they say, location, location, location. While at the Queens, we did enjoy a few diners on the premises. They were more like culinary experiences rather than simple meals. The restaurant and its chef Nick offer impressive dining. Even lunch was excellent. All of this while sitting out, dining « al fresco », in a gorgeous, romantic atmosphere. Of course we walked. Mount Scenery, Paris Hill, The Ladder, are all easily accessible from the resort. Good shoes, walking stick, water, sunscreen; the usual, will be needed. Other trails will require a taxi ride to get to or back from. Some of these places do require a decent physical condition. All will give you a really nice rewarding feeling once done. More importantly, all of them offer a unique Saba experience. Wether it's vistas, a challenging climb, splendid vegetation, or historic voyage. For any outings, Claire or Cherrie will give you all the details. Diving Saba. Well I'm sure you could enjoy the island without, but... The Unspoiled Queen offers a generous part of her riches underneath the water. Cherrie who is herself an experienced diver will help you set it up, answer most of your questions, easy as pie. The hotel will refer you to Saba divers. There is one other diving outfit. I'm sure they're good. We went with Corey and his wife Gillian, and wow! While the Queens Gardens might very well account for our perfect scenic and comfy topside stay, Saba Divers, are wholly responsible for a truly unforgettable diving experience. In Corey and Gil we trust! The staff at the Queens will go out of their way. And I'm not just saying that. Harry will serve you breakfast like you're family, but he's just as likely to pick you up in town by chance, seeing you're stranded without a cab. Frank, waiting on us. professionnel to the core. Also inquired about my wife who was experiencing a bit of muscle pain. The next day, he brought his own medicine which ended up helping just in time for our next dive. Duco, the fast moving passionate gin aficionado seems like he's everywhere in the hotel. Pure efficiency. The staff, the place, really work like a well tuned orchestra. As such, The maestro deserves our praise. Claire the owner the hotel and Bubba restaurant in town, very finely takes care of everyone. Knowing you by name the second day, dropping us in town when she was heading that way, all in all making our sojourn such an incredible experience. No wonder so many people keep returning. Which we might very well end up doing as well. Tx a million for the perfect vacation!
My boyfriend and I stayed in Saint Martin for 6 days and decided to travel to Saba Island for a one night stay. We are so glad we made the trip because it was the best vacation we've ever had. The flight was very quick but not for the faint of heart as you land on the worlds shortest runway. It was certainly something we will never forget! Lollipop, the taxi driver, was waiting for us at the airport and took us on a lovely tour of the island before dropping us off at the Queens Garden. We were absolutely blown away by how beautiful Queens Garden was. It reminded us of something out of a romance novel. We arrived at 10 AM and Claire graciously let us check in early and even offered us welcome drinks! The staff took our bags to the room while Claire gave us a tour of the resort. After the tour of the beautiful grounds, we made our way up to the suite. We were blown away at how beautiful the room was - the draw dropping views from the room are indescribable. The windows were open so we could feel the ocean breeze and the Jacuzzi was an amazing surprise. We ate lunch at the restaurant - pan fried red snapper with a mango/avocado salad - it was exactly what I was looking for - local cuisine that was very well executed. The staff took care of us during our 24 hour stay - making us feel like royalty. Claire gave us tips on what trails to go on to get to the top of the mountain and she even had walking sticks and a bird guide for us. Make sure to pack hiking shoes and a back pack - some of the trails are challenging but the 1065 stair climb isn't very difficult. I can't say enough amazing things about this beautiful island. The people are some of the nicest you'll ever meet and everything is clean and properly maintained. We can't wait to come back to the Island and to stay at the Queens Garden- it will forever hold a place in our hearts! PS, i recommend if you get sea sick or have any hesitation about taking a 90 min ferry ride through rough seas, you are better off booking your round trip flights early. We couldn't get a flight back so we took the ferry and it was a very rough ride!
I would like to give a huge, love-filled thank you to Queen's Gardens Resort & Spa Claire Verbeke-Nuyens Hidde Verbeke Duco Van Grieken on the love they have shown me and Michelle McNaught for our work here in Saba. Many hotels claim that they are taking the environment into account but Queens talks the talk and walks the walk. And it’s one of the most beautiful hotels in the Caribbean 💙💙💙
My husband and I enjoyed a week with Claire and her team at Queen's Gardens Resort and Spa. Claire was warm, welcoming and very interested in ensuring her guests had a nice time. The Resort location is excellent - with great views of the surrounding landscape. Our first room had some challenges with the plumbing, but on mentioning this, Claire quickly attempted to address the issue and moved us to another room immediately. Her kind approach made it clear that her goal was to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay. The common dining areas and bar were excellent and many people on the island come to the bar/ restaurant to enjoy dinner and drinks. The pool was not 'dirty', but had far too many dead bugs floating than I was prepared for. I do think that if I had mentioned this, it would have been cleaned, but the way our days worked out, I didn't go back to the pool. I do agree with other reviews that note that the rooms, though spacious with great breezes and beautiful views - are a little run down, with some lack of attention to detail. There are rugs in the main room, and when I accidentally flipped up an edge, I found a large amount of sand/ dirt hiding beneath. The bathrooms are sufficient, but not what I was expecting from a resort. We had a great time and I would stay here again, but with slightly adjusted expectations regarding the room itself. If I were to separately rate Claire and her team - I given then 5 stars without hesitation.
Stayed a week at Queens Garden. Secluded Villas on a secluded Island. Everyone from the Owner to the wait staff were above and beyond accommodating & Friendly. This also included everyone else on the island. Food at the Hotel was excellent. Menu changed nightly with nice options. Nicest place on Saba
We recently stayed at the Queen's Gardens Resort & Spa for 10 nights. I have worked and traveled in about 20 countries and Saba is one of the few places that I would enjoy returning. The Queen's Gardens is a large factor in that equation. We had a top-level room, overlooking The Bottom and the ocean. It has a view that constantly begs the mind and body into relaxation, but also elicits a gentle sense of curiosity to explore. The living area is large and well-furnished with a sturdy rustic feel of warmth and intrigue. The sliding window doors essentially open the entire wall to the island breeze. Sitting on the sofa and looking out while sipping hibiscus tea at night was a great way to enjoy the sense of peace the island bestows upon you. We also enjoyed the Jacuzzi with the same view, and could easily move drinks from the sofa chest tables to the Jacuzzi through the arched opening in the adjoining wall. As sleep approached, it was always a joy to find comfort in the bedroom with the large four-poster bed. Our bedroom had four windows, two ocean facing, one to the side and a smaller one facing the back. There was also a ceiling fan and a stand-up fan, if one would care to use. For us, we turned the fans off, kept a front window and the back window open and received the nicest nighttime zephyr to follow us into sleep and then greet us upon waking to more beautiful views in the morning, and the occasional sound of a dropping mango. After a morning stretch, and quick shower in the well-appointed bathroom (can choose from rainfall shower head, horizontal spray nozzles, or hand spray wand) we would walk down to the dining area for a tasty and filling breakfast and coffee. Of course, none of this happens by accident. Claire and her staff are constantly busy looking to keep everything in order and make sure we had a pleasant stay. The rooms are well taken care of and the cleaning women can be seen taking pride in their work. The Jacuzzi is well maintained, with maintenance staff stopping by in mid-stay to check the water and cleaning system. We had several waiters, each bringing their uniqueness to the dining experience. One of the waiters is also the bartender and he seems to move about so efficiently that it must appear that he is in two places at once. We spent time relaxing at the Queen's Gardens in the room, on occasion at the fabulous pool for a quick dip, with a short visit to the bar and lounge area for a drink. Large pool towels are provided, so no need bring your own or carry anything down from the room. We also took many opportunities to venture out to explore and enjoy many of the islands subtle attractions. The resort is about 500 meters from The Bottom. We enjoyed the walk, steep – yet so satisfying to stretch the legs, but if you would prefer a taxi that seems easily to be arranged. We enjoyed dinner at the Queen's Gardens (5-star dining, inside or outside on the dining terrace) and several places at The Bottom and on the Windward Side, including an excellent lobster dinner at Chez Bubba Bistro. We also went on some marvelous hikes up toward Mt. Scenery (entrance to the path, which also goes to other places, is just a few steps from the Queen's Gardens) and the Paris trail, which will land you close to the Ladder trail (down to Ladder Bay) as well as an long, sometimes steep, but enjoyable walk to Wells Bay on the western side. One will likely find that Saba is probably not exactly like most vacation destinations and there are a few things to consider if you are making travel plans. With a little research, prudent planning, and a flexible attitude, Saba can be the place for pleasant memories that will last forever. So, a few things to keep in mind are listed here to improve the chances of a wonderful stay. At the Queen's Gardens there were no screens on the windows in our room (or the living room sliding window doors). Although this may seem like an invitation to mosquitoes or other insects, there was simply no bother. Indeed, the only time we experienced insects was on one of the hikes into the jungle area going up to Mt. Scenery. In that case, I came prepared with some Picaridin insect spray, but their presence was so mild, just ended up spraying it around our socks, sneakers, and ankles. With no screens, the curtains then can get swept out from the inside of the window if a nice breeze comes along. So, I expect there needs to be some trade-off. The curtains are not silk with fancy designer print or lace, but well selected with obvious quality and warm earth tones to match the eco-friendly ambiance. This is the proper way to make a lasting 5-star experience. Water can be expensive on Saba! - and often is included as a cost in your meals. Depending on your taste, the water could be more expensive than the wine. But, there is a simple solution to this. Queen's Gardens, as part of an eco-friendly initiative, provided us complimentary brushed stainless steel water bottles, with their logo (nice souvenir to take home and continue to use). We filled them before going out from our bathroom sink, but they also have a water container in the dining area that you can top off your supply before you head out. Hopefully, it would be obvious to most people that sunscreen is likely a good idea on a Caribbean island. It is easier to protect from the sun than nurse a burn, so prepare to your level of care and comfort. We did, and enjoyed quite a bit of time outside without concern for getting sun burn. I actually never felt like it was blistering hot, as on some other Caribbean islands, but better to be prepared I feel. Make sure you understand there are no beaches, and that this is not a party island. Instead, prepare for good walks that may require a good amount of effort (there is really not much flat space on Saba, save the airport runway). To each their own, but we felt the reward of a strenuous walk to be well worth it. Queen's Gardens has walking sticks and poles that are immediately outside the reception office if you care to use one, which may be a good idea on some of the trail hikes. If you are really into the adventure of hiking or plan on long walks, may want to bring a few extra of your own water bottles to keep hydrated. We would typically take a day back with water container holders on the side and then pack some bananas and bread that we purchased from one of the local markets. We found the prices of the local grocery items to be very reasonable. Ask around for what might be going on around the island. The staff at the Queen's Gardens are an excellent resource, but you will hopefully also get to chat with some of the friendly local islanders as well. We made our way to a Martini night at a bar-lounge on the Windward Side and then walked back to a restaurant, where we had taken an excellent early pizza dinner, to sit at their bar a bit and enjoy some Rum Runners before asking to call a taxi for us back to Queen's Gardens. If you are not inclined to go out, no one would fault you for choosing to enjoy the great dinners and bar-lounge area at the Queen's Gardens. On getting there and away – we found that making reservations for the Dawn ll ferry for the trip over and then catching the 15 minute plane flight back to St Maarten’s SXM airport was the best combination. The ferry ride can definitely prime one for that sense of awe, mystery, adventure, and relaxation that awaits on Saba. The plane ride provides for an excellent parting aerial view of the island that will hopefully, by this time, be embedded in your heart and suggest that gentle yearning to return. Enjoy!
When in Saba try and stay at Queen’s garden resort and spa. The property has great views. The garden, bar and pool all have nice ambiance. Rooms are clean and airy. Onsite restaurant has great food and healthy choices. Don’t miss the Sunday 3 course dinner. It’s the best and delicious food. Highly recommend this place to anybody planning to visit Dutch Caribbean islands!!!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Queen's Garden Resort & Spa places you next to Leeward Islands and Troy Hill. This 4-star resort welcomes guests with 12 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a living room, a minibar, and a coffee maker.
Guests of Queen's Garden Resort & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 12 per person one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.
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96.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 360 reviews