The Saba Marine and Conservation foundations are established by renowned environmentalist Tom van’t Hof. With Marine & Conservation foundations in place tourism tentatively crept onto the island.
Saba is renowned throughout the world for its unique wildlife and pristine dive sites. The majority of the islanders today come from a Caribbean, Dutch, English or Irish background. There is a small expatriate population on the island who maintain second homes or have set up dive or tourism related businesses.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands comprises three entities: Holland, the Netherlands Antilles (Saba, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Bonaire, and Curaçao), and Aruba. Saba’s local administration supervises internal affairs and has recently voted to have a direct representative in Holland.