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Why is Saba So Enticing? – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties

Why Is Saba So Enticing - Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

Because of…

  • The stunning, lush green nature
  • Cool, breezy, tropical weather (no mosquitoes)
  • World class diving
  • Top hiking trails
  • Peaceful, relaxing atmosphere
  • Respectful, caring community where you’re free to be yourself
  • Remarkable ‘go out of our way to help you’ Saban hospitality
  • Affordable
  • Safe
  • Clean
  • No Crowds
  • Relatively unknown and untrampled (that’s really enticing )


And with these alluring assets also comes — fine restaurants — top rental properties (hotels, historic cottages, villas) and the ability to reset yourself with new life and vitality. Watch it happen to you on Saba.

Saba is tantalizing

♦ People marvel at Saba from their first visit and even if they never return, they always remember Saba.

♦ A captivating island, full of opportunity and new possibilities for life and work.

♦ Some know Saba’s not right for them“What do you do all day on a rock in the middle of the ocean?”  They completely miss the quiet, splendor and quality of life.

True fans faithfully return (and a few times a year) because they love how Saba makes them feel. It’s exclusive for them.
“We’re hooked on Saba. It’s home here. The people are friends and family and they make us feel we belong.”  

♦ Many are so desirous of this special place they invest in a home or land or business to be an intricate part of the Saba experience. They see Saba’s value and potential. They have a 3 or 5 or 10 year plan and a solid budget to achieve their dreams. Building their future. ” Saba’s for us! We hold dear the unique ways of Saba — the charms that some intolerant people might find frustrating and inconvenient. So what if you can’t get everything you want at the grocery, can’t find someone to help you in the yard or with painting. There’s much more to be happy with on Saba than concerned with.”

♦ People come to Saba to regain their balance, adding to their sense of self and personal happiness (It’s the enticing master plan we’re all going after.) We have friends who run a business on St. Maarten but own a home here on Saba and come nearly every weekend to live.
They’re Saba insiders. “The real treasure is the silence. No traffic or noise. It’s the silence for sure that we love.”

♦ Saba can be an awakening. A returning to your essential self in body, mindset, emotions and spirit. People like us do things like this… we’re tempted by new places, people and things. We throw ourselves into enticement. That’s why we moved here in 2011 because Saba was so desirable! The change we were dreaming about. Buying property — Moving from New York City — Renovating a home — Opening a business. Alluring choices for the next step in our lives. What the French call ‘Joie de Vivre’… happiness and excitement about life.

♦ There’s the Saba enticement of connecting with nature and other people… feeling alive from watching the sun come up, swimming in the Caribbean sea, diving with turtles, hiking to the top of Mount Scenery and being dazzled by the views, fresh air, clouds and brilliant sunshine. We call it… the dynamic tranquility of Saba.

♦ Sure you can rent a big villa, hire a private chef, get the right bottle of wine but those are the playful details and wishes of a vacation.

But the real enticement of Saba is something deeper – richer – much more satisfying and lasting to your whole self and aspirations. It’s the physical and emotional experience you have finding Saba and seeing how living here (for a week or… a lifetime) vastly improves your life. Energizes your senses and desire to live well. Live healthy. Live with ease — joy — kindness — gratitude — generosity — love.
As you were born to do.

What’s the flip side of enticing?

The thing that can exist in any community, work place, family, school, organization…

  • Boredom
  • Disrespect
  • Gossip
  • Fear of change
  • Fear of the truth
  • Not minding your own business
  • The desire to control and change things because you want to have your way


It takes work to have goodwill. To replace complaint with empathy by trying to understand another human being. To see what they want and need, even if it’s different from what you want and need. It’s recognizing our shared humanity. That’s why empathy works. 

  • How does a specific person see the world?
  • Why do they think and act the way they do?
  • How can you encourage the best thing in someone to come out?
  • What are their dreams, hopes or worries about?


The truth — the facts — reliable knowledge — are far more tantalizing and healthy to talk about than rumors and petty ego.
It’s smart to be enticed by what nourishes you in your words, thoughts, actions, relationships… not what poisons you.

Change can be enticing

We’re all immersed in change. Constantly in a state of flux and that’s pretty much the normal process of life. Realizing this can help you accept change as a process that you’re involved in daily and something you cannot always control. It’s helpful to remember that our choice is not in stopping change but rather in how we deal with change.

Since Saba became a special municipality of The Netherlands, on October 10, 2010 (famously known as 10-10-10) the generosity of Holland and the hard work of our local government are making for important changes and that’s enticing.

Improvements to our roads, the airport, housing, water, Fort Bay Harbor, politics, marketing, travel services, taxes, medicine, education.
The status quo is shifting and e
ven while the social and economic infrastructure is changing on Saba, people are still passionate to protect Saba’s precious environment and lifestyle here. Never wanting Saba to be a generic, ‘nothing special’ Caribbean vacation tourist trap. 

What’s enticing about Saba? Feeling unbelievably good because you found something new, really fresh, surprising, comfortable, invigorating, life changing and… you’re actively telling your friends and family to get here and… you’ve already booked your next trip and… you’re looking at property, planning to invest and… and… and… you’re hooked on Saba.

♦   ♦   ♦

Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties

Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties

Expats – Creating a Caribbean Lifestyle for a Week or… a Lifetime
Saba (+599) 416 . 2777 / USA +1 . 631 . 604 . 4435 / Skype:
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*Read how others are enticed by Saba and our work

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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