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What Is the Culture of Saba? – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties

What Is Saba Culture? - Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

This is how things are done around here

Saba is a beautiful Caribbean island!

Like most places, it’s a different country – different from where you live.

There are new regulations to understand and respect – knowledge – ideas – values – attitudes – manners – dress – language – religions – arts – rituals – customs – beliefs – practices – history – social behaviors.

It all adds up to culture, which can easily be defined as – This is how things are done around here.

– Think how nature does things.

– Think how a government does things.

– Think how a parent or boss, teacher, minister, lawyer, builder, housekeeper, baker, taxi driver, dive instructor, real estate agent does things.

It’s culture – full of diversity.

People are culture

We each experience and share culture at home – at work – in social gathers – personal relationships – learning – restaurants – businesses – supermarkets – shops – services – products+++

Saba is a safe and friendly community that has a heart. Therefore, it should be cared for, which means having a desire to know it with empathy, not managing or trying to change things.

Being curious is an asset that works well here for the culture of Saba – noticing – observing – learning – discovering – asking questions.

Tourists visiting, or a person investing in property, relocating to work remotely should be open and welcoming of the lifestyle here.

As real estate brokers, our work is to help you know Saba and see if it’s right for you.

Buying a home or land or opening a business is something to learn about on Saba.

There are processes and laws in place

Notaries appointed by the King of The Netherlands are authorized to perform legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents. They are lawyers who know the laws of the BES islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatia, Saba), and these laws can be different from the laws of The Netherlands.

As expats living and working here for 11 years, we have experience helping you move, answering questions about taxes, children, and schooling, opening a bank account, and becoming a Saba resident, which is different from becoming a Dutch citizen.

All the assets of life on Saba are enticing, especially in a world where Covid is managing our lives (for a long time). So many people are tired of Covid and looking to live a better quality of life. A small Caribbean island society, away from cities and crowds, living in the heart of stunning nature sounds magical and irresistible.

Please – enjoy learning about Saba – doing your research – visiting often – asking lots of questions – finding out the truth and facts about the culture on a 5 square mile island and that means –  how things are done around here.

It can be a fantastic experience and honor living on Saba… be it for a week or a lifetime.

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Albert & MichaelSaba Island Properties

Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

Offering You Saba Excellence in All We Do
Saba (+599) 416 – 2777
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Here’s Why People Connect With Us 

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Michael’s writing is published at Arianna Huffington’s – Thrive Global, The Huffington Post,
Medium, Maria Shriver’s Website, LinkedIn, Michael Port, The Fordyce Letter, Mélange Magazine
 and others.
Along with this international monthly Blog Michael publishes daily on his coaching website – Commit2Change.

(photo – CNN)


Michael Feeley

Michael Feeley, Life Coach:

Why Saba?

After living and working in New York City for 40+ years I leaped right out of the rat race of corporate America; leaving behind the relentless stress and competition that was wasting me; to rediscover what really matters to me in life.

We went looking for a new home all over the world - the Azores, the Maldives, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Malta, the Caribbean and by pure luck, found Saba.

Saba gives me peace, joy, freedom and a community where I feel I belong. People are respected here; living free and open, in the heart of deep nature and incredible beauty. It's a remarkable change.

The work we do enables us to care about other people. Helping them find a new home with practical empathy for their needs and dreams. It's an emotional investment. To listen. To understand. It's work that matters to us. Work we're proud of.

Maybe you have similar yearnings for change. Wanting a better way to live.
A place where you feel at home, with yourself and with the world.

You might just be looking for a new spot to vacation. Unique. Unknown. Crowd-less. Safe. Friendly.... Hello Saba.

Or... you're already hooked on Saba and keep coming back year after year because you love it! Booking your favorite hotel and room or renting a Saba cottage or villa.

Or... Saba's lifestyle makes you dream of a bigger change. A more personal connection to this exclusive, wonder of an island. Something lasting. Just yours and investing in a home is fixed in your mind and heart.

Feel free to email me and let's find out exactly what you want and see - Is the Caribbean island of Saba right for you? Let's make those thoughts and wishes a reality and then... they won't be thoughts and wishes anymore.

I look forward to saying to you one day --'Welcome home!
Be it for a week or... a lifetime.

*And yes, it's true. I was a professional actor, singer, model (actually working) in New York City and noted theatres throughout the United States: The Actors Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Syracuse Stage, Elitch Gardens, Ogunquit Playhouse -- working with John Raitt, Howard Keel, Allan Jones, Howard Da Silva, Tovah Feldshuh, Bobby Van, Ford Models.
(I even sang for President Jimmy Carter).

I transitioned from acting (because I wanted to) into the travel industry and later, working as a headhunter for over 20 years in NYC with: The Marriott Corporation, Jones Dairy Farm, Cotton Incorporated, The New York Post, Spike Lee DDB, MetLife, Sullivan & Cromwell, Peter Marino Architect, Reliance National Insurance, Black Rock Financial, Parachute Publishing, Burberry, Asprey Jewelry, The Hunger Project, Macklowe Real Estate.

I'm an Akimbo Workshop Coach for Seth Godin and a certified Life + Career + Change Coach; working with all kinds of people around the globe: creatives - human resources professionals - executives - artists - musicians - gardeners - college deans and teachers - doctors - hotel owners - computer wizards - other coaches... helping them create the change they want in their work and lives; to do better, to be happier and even discover what they really want to do with their lives.

Please take a look at my Coaching website and see how I can be useful to you:

My favorite quote is by poet Mary Oliver because it truly says what I want to know about you in such an unforgettable way:

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

I'm also proud to have my writings about real estate and coaching published at: Thrive Global - The Huffington Post - Maria Shriver - Michael Port - The Fordyce Letter - LinkedIn - Medium and others.

You can email me:

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