Saint Eustatius Travel to
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Even though it's off the beaten track of Caribbean travel destinations, St. Eustatius or Statia, offers world-class diving, deep sea fishing, hiking, historic sites and a laid-back atmosphere.
Although there are not a lot of major attractions, the ones here are quite interesting, including the capital city of Oranjestad, built on two levels, Fort Oranje, the Honen Dalim Synagogue, the Dutch Reformed Church and the Historical Foundation Museum.
The two-hour hike to the Quill offers amazing views - whether looking into the walls of the (inactive) volcano or off in the distance to see the neighboring islands of Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Maarten and St. Kitts.
The accommodations in Statia are mostly small inns and guesthouses. Dining is low-key offering seafood, Dutch and Creole cuisine.
Divers agree that the shipwrecks in the area feature some of the best diving of anywhere. And, for those who prefer beaching it, the black-sand Oranje-Beach is the best place for swimming.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS: GENERAL INTEREST:
- Electricity: 110V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: The tradewinds keep St. Eustatius comfortable year round. The average annual daily temperature is generally near 80° F (27° C) with quite pleasant evening conditions.
December through May is the dry season although rain can occur any time of the year. The rain showers pass quickly and there is sunshine nearly every day.
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Saint Eustatius Photographs
Roosevelt plaque, Fort Oranje, Saint Eustatius Multichill at en.wikipedia