St Eustatius, Netherland Antilles
Sint Eustatius, affectionately called Statia, is named after the legendary Catholic Saint Eustace. It is one of the islands making up the Netherlands Antilles; it is in the northern, Leeward Islands portion of this territory, to the east of the Virgin Islands. The capital and only town on Statia is Oranjestad. Together with sister islands Saba and St. Maarten, Statia forms the Windward Islands of the Dutch Caribbean.
Statia is rich in history with exotic historical sites of the seventeen century, wonderful hiking, world class diving, kayaking, bird watching and snorkeling over the ruins and walls of the seventeen and eighteen century. It is a warm, peaceful and relaxing, just the place to unwind. The prestigious and authentic and award winning St Eustatius museum is worth a visit.
Things to See & Do
* Quill Crater
* Rainforest tours
* St Eustatius Museum
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 21 sq kms
Population – 2,500
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 - 599
Port Location – Most ships dock at St Maarten, in Great Bay, at the A.C. Wathey Pier in Point Blanche. The pier is about 2.5kms from the center of Philipsburg. Ferries are available to Statia.
Transport Links –Statia is only a few hours by air from major USA cities and a mere 15 minutes flying time from St. Maarten. Winair operates 5 daily flights from St. Maarten