Many romantic souls fantasize about owning a boutique hotel in the tropics. Something small, charming, peaceful and earth-kind.
It is a rare opportunity to actually find one that is for sale, has a successful business track record, is part of the very safe Dutch Kingdom and comes with instant residency upon purchase of the property. Such is El Momo, a typical Saban cottage hotel built in the local architectural style. The hotel layout assures that the guests have their privacy and so do the owners. Life is vertical in Saba and the seven individual cottages (two with kitchenettes) are tucked into little gardens along a winding staircase up the side of the mountain. Each is nestled in a veritable rainforest of lush flowers and amazing trees and vines. Hammocks swing between palms, every cottage has a balcony overlooking the rich blue sea, the pool beckons and tranquility abounds. Nature lovers will be overwhelmed with the immense natural beauty of the hotel and the entire island. The large one bedroom owners’ cottage with private outdoor living space is also the reception area. It too has a great deal of seclusion and peace. No matter which building, every view from El Momo is spectacular especially from October through March where you can sit, relax and watch the extraordinary Caribbean sunsets.
El Momo provides new owners with the perfect opportunity to expand on the current owners “green” concepts and add their own personal details to the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. With the growing impact of eco-tourism and the high profile of the island, the possibilities are endless. The hotel already appeals to divers and hikers, two of Saba’s tourism mainstays. Perhaps new owners could create yoga retreats or vegetarian cooking classes (Saba has wonderful organic gardens) that would appeal to a new set of tourists interested in well-being. El Momo also offers prospective new owners the joys of throwing off the corporate life style and immersing themselves in one of the last places where you can really live the Old Caribbean lifestyle of relaxed days, friendly neighbors, and tranquility as you like.
El Momo has been featured in many prestigious travel magazines including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, and many dive magazines such as Unterwasser, Duiken and Outside Traveler Annual as well as many Dutch travel and outdoor magazines. The hotel has received very good reviews in the Lonely Planet Guide, the Rough Guide and on Tripadvisor.com.
Although El Momo is located in the charming and very quite Booby Hill neighborhood, it is a mere 5 minute walk to the lovely little village of Windwardside home to most of the island’s fine dining, shopping, internet cafe, banking, exercise studios and tourist facilities such as hiking information and dive shops. El Momo is also steps away from JoBean’s Glass Studio, a gallery specializing in locally designed and hand-blown glass jewelry.
El Momo combines a business with a new way of life that will transport you away from the everyday stress and into a new and exciting adventure.
Size of land 1818 sq/m