4 Best Hotels in St. Eustatius

Knippenga Estate Villas

$$$$ | Knippenga Ave., St. Eustatius Fodor's Choice

Statia's first high-end lodging—situated north of the Quill near the entrance to the botanical garden—has drool-worthy villas that you can rent in their entirety and a pair of modern one-bedroom apartments. The property is a good 15-minute drive from the airport and historic Oranjestad along a rocky track, but the water views and natural serenity make the trek worth it—especially if you really want to "get away." The on-site Whale Tails Restaurant serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday and lunch on weekends; upstairs, the multi-level, Spanish-motif Cuba Café serves tapas, light meals, and cocktails with a view. 

Pros

  • Architecturally breathtaking
  • Modern luxury
  • Total retreat

Cons

  • Bumpy roads
  • Remote location
  • Car essential
Knippenga Ave., St. Eustatius
721-587–2562-reservations office on St. Maarten
hotel Details
4 villas, 2 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Papaya Inn Bed and Breakfast

$ | 3A William Plantz Rd., Oranjestad, St. Eustatius

This cheerful, modern, adults-only guesthouse is in a residential area near the airport. Most units have king-size beds, and all units have attractive, new bathrooms. All accommodations have a tea/coffeemaker; and some have kitchenettes and a dishwasher. Wi-Fi and breakfast are included. No children under 18.

Pros

  • New and modern
  • Friendly owners
  • Near town

Cons

  • Need a car or scooter to get around
  • No on-site restaurant
  • No nearby historic or scenic attractions
3A William Plantz Rd., Oranjestad, St. Eustatius
599-318–0044
hotel Details
11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Statia Lodge

$ | Oranjestad, St. Eustatius Fodor's Choice

At one of the island's best digs, the views of St. Kitts and Nevis are drop-dead-gorgeous (do an about-face to see the Quill volcano), and each airy-yet-cozy bungalow has one or two bedrooms with simple teak wood furnishings, tile floors, ceiling fans, louvered walls, French doors, kitchenette-equipped patios, and wood-accented bathrooms featuring corner showers. A small bar sits beside the attractive L-shaped swimming pool. Cribs are available.

Pros

  • Perfect location for hiking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • International atmosphere with a summer camp vibe

Cons

  • No air-conditioning, phones, or TV
  • No breakfast on Sunday
  • Not recommended for people with mobility issues
Oranjestad, St. Eustatius
599-319-4089
hotel Details
10 bungalows
Rate Includes: Closed Aug. and Sept., Free Breakfast

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The Old Gin House

$ | Gallows Bay, Oranjestad, St. Eustatius Fodor's Choice

Built from 18th-century cobblestones, this restored building—once the site of a cotton gin—is now a busy hotel, restaurant, and bar with an attractive lobby and a lively deck facing the sea. Choose an ocean-view room or suite or a garden room overlooking the small swimming pool. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner (except Tuesday and Wednesday).

Pros

  • Conveniently located
  • Beach chairs and pool loungers provided
  • Snorkeling and dive shops on-site

Cons

  • Rooms don't reflect the property's history
  • No cribs available
  • Uphill hike to the center of town
Gallows Bay, Oranjestad, St. Eustatius
599-318–2319
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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