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Statia is a part of the Netherland Antilles. Together with sister islands Saba and St. Maarten, Statia forms the Windward Islands of the Dutch Caribbean.
Imagine an island where time stands still ... Color it with green hills, blue seas and golden sunshine.
Imagine an island unchanged by centuries, unmatched in tranquility, rich in history and just waiting to be re-discovered. The island is named Sint Eustatius ... but you can call it Statia, with a truly peaceful and unhurried atmosphere. Where casual and simple lifestyles prevail, where urban hustle and bustle is unheard of and where welcome smiles and greetings contain genuine warmth and sincerity.
Bargine Bay, Fort Amsterdam [ Concordia ], Fort Oranje, Fort de Windt, Lynch Beach, Oranje Beach, Oranjestad [ capital ], The Quill [ dead vulcan ], Zeelandia Beach
Capital City of St. Eustace: Oranjestad [ William's Town ]
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Hotels & Guest Houses in St. Eustatius
Country Inn, Daniel's Guest House, Golden Era Hotel, King's Well, Old Gin House, Talk of the Town.
St. Eustatius National Parks [ STENAPA ]
The St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation manages Marine Park, National Park and Botanical Garden in St.Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles. It also runs a Turtle Monitoring program on Zeelandia Beach.
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On the west side of the island, near Lowertown, divers and snorkelers alike can explore partially sunken
warehouses and the old city wall just a short swim from the shore. There are many shipwrecks here which
were laid to rest over 200 years earlier. They are now completely corralized but still offer a chance to find an
undiscovered piece of history such as a cannonball, clay pipe or even one of the famed blue glass trading beads that were said to be used to purchase Manhattan.
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It is hard to imagine that this small, sleepy but historic island in the Dutch Caribbean was once one of the
busiest of the 18th century. Saint Eustatius, referred to locally as "Statia" and known as "the Golden Rock",
boasts some of the best diving to be found in the western hemisphere. Thrilling deep dives, historical and
modern (one only sank in October 2003) shipwrecks, artefacts, a breathtaking natural coral reef and coral
encrusted lava flows offer you endless possibilities. As for marine life, Statia offers a full complement of
Caribbean reef fish and coral, but the creatures that always have everyone talking are the large numbers of turtles, Sting Rays and the rare Flying Gurnard.
Golden Rock Dive Center
Located only minutes from the Statia Marine Park. Thrilling deep dives, historical and modern shipwrecks,
breathtaking natural coral reef and coral encrusted lava flows offer you endless possibilities.
Scubaqua Dive Center
Travel Guide Statia
Antigua, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba & Statia [ Kindle Edition ]
A Walking & Hiking Guide by Leonard Adkins (Author).
This brings you the most detailed information you will find on hiking trails on
these islands. From easy walks along sandy beaches to rugged overnight hikes to quick uphill treks with stunning vistas en route, this guide has
something to suit every member of your family. Walking times for each hike are given, along with descriptions of the route. Points of interest are highlighted,
including plant and animal life you might see. An introduction to each island offers tidbits of the island's history, tourist information offices, air travel details
and hiking organizations you can contact ahead of time. Maps of each island are included, along with abundant photos. This unique guidebook covers
every aspect of exploring these islands on foot. And conditions have never been better for Caribbean-bound walkers and hikers. Trails range through
rugged mountains into areas with active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls. Excursions extend from one-hour town and beach walks to strenuous hikes
that require the services of a local guide. So, whether you prefer to take in the historical sites and marketplaces or would rather work up a sweat on one of
the mountain or jungle trails, you-ll find something to suit your tastes.
Format: Kindle Edition; File Size: 2513 KB; Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc. (2 Jan 2010); Sold by: Amazon
Media EU S.ā r.l.; ASIN: B0032O1VY0.
Transport / How do I travel to Sint Eustatius
Statia Airport - FD Roosevelt [ EUX ], located 1km (0.6 miles) from Oranjestad.
Statia is served six times daily by Windward Island Airways (WINAIR) from St. Maarten. These servcies
allow passengers to make connections in St. Maarten with international carriers including KLM, ALM,
American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Air France.
KLM offer a varied schedule from UK regional Airports to Amsterdam to connect with St. Maarten.
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Maps of Saba
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
Map St. Eustatius / Dutch Antilles [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]
Statia Tourism - official site tourist bureau St. Eustatius.
Oranjestad - Capital City of St. Eustace
Fort Amsterdam [ Concordia ]
Fort de Windt
The Quill [ dead vulcan ]
Mount Mazinga - extinct volcano, 602 meter-high, to the southeast of the island
Quill Crater on Mount Mazinga is a minor tourist destination.
Signal Hill / Little Mountain / Boven Mountain - northwest of the island
University - University of Sint Eustatius Medical School
Offers training leading to technical certification, a Diploma, or a Master's Degree in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Cuisine - St. Eustace Cooking Recipes
Statia's National Dish is goat meat, peas and rice.
History of Saint Eustace
In 1636 St. Eustace was claimed by the Netherlands, and despite the occasional invasion since then has remained under Dutch sovereignty since. It is named after the legendary Catholic saint Eustace.
The citizens of Sint Eustatius take pride in being the first "nation" to recognize the United States, having fired an official salute to the visiting American ship Andrew Doria in 1776.
Archeology of St. Eustatius
The earliest, preceramic inhabitants of St. Eustatius left the marks of their activities near the only large coral reef of the island, at Corre Corre Bay...
Saint Eustace's History - see Wikipedia
Fortifications of St. Eustatius
St. Eustatius was a very small, yet valuable island to colonial empires. Its position in the Caribbean, along
shipping routes between Europe and the New World, made it a prime location for a trade port. Naturally this
lead to serious military concerns, due to the supplies, both legal and illegal, it funneled to various nations. This
role was especially crucial to the rebelling factions in North America , and so "St. Eustatia" or "Statia", as it
was usually called then, played a vital part in the American Revolution.
Forifications: Fort Oranje | Battery Concordia | Battery St. Louis | Battery Corre Corre | The Northern Batteries |
Battery Tumble Down Dick | Battery Bouille
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The Netherlands Antilles [ Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen ], previously known as the Netherlands West Indies,
are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea.