What Is the Smallest Island in the Caribbean?

Jochem D Wijnands/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The smallest island in the Caribbean is Saba, which has a land area of 5 square miles. The island’s small size keeps it secluded with a local population of around 1,500.

The Island has an active volcano, Mount Scenery, and its highest point at 2,910 feet is the highest point within the Netherlands. Saba’s major settlements include The Bottom, Windwardside, Hell’s Gate and St. Johns. Being a part of the Netherlands, the official language on the island is Dutch, but the primary spoken language is English, which is also the language that has been taught in the local school systems since the 19th century.