St. Eustatius

Statia is an arid island with a valley between two mountain peaks. Most sights lie in the valley, making touring the island easy. From the airport you can walk, rent a car or scooter, or take a taxi and be in historic Oranjestad in minutes; to hike the Quill, Statia's highest peak, you can drive to the trailhead in less than 15 minutes from just about anywhere. Golden Rock area trails with breathtaking views include those at Boven (450 feet elevation), Gilboa (400 feet), and Venus Bay, which are accessible near Zeelandia Beach.

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  • 1. Oranjestad

    Historic District/Site

    Statia's only town sits on the west coast facing the Caribbean. Both Upper Town—with cobblestone streets that designate its historic section...Read More

  • 2. The Quill

    Forest

    This extinct, perfectly formed, 1,968-foot volcano has a primeval rain forest in its crater. Hike and be surrounded with giant elephant ears...Read More

  • 3. Lynch Bay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Just two bends north of Corre Corre Bay on the island's Atlantic side, light-brown sand and rock cover this small beach, which is really an...Read More

  • 4. Lynch Plantation Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Also known as the Berkel Family Plantation and the Berkel's Domestic Museum, these two one-room buildings are replicas of the family's houses...Read More

  • 5. Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    Relaxation and quiet abound on these 52 acres, with a greenhouse, a palm garden, a kitchen garden, and an observation bird and nature trail...Read More

  • 6. Smoke Alley Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The color of the sand varies from light beige to black at this beach on the Caribbean side near Gallows Bay. Much of the beach is claimed by...Read More

  • 7. St. Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum

    Upper Town | Museum/Gallery

    In the center of Upper Town is the former headquarters of Lord George Rodney, a British admiral during the American Revolution. While here,...Read More

  • 8. St. Eustatius National Parks

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    There are three national parks in Statia: St. Eustatius National Marine Park, Quill/Boven National Park, and Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden...Read More

  • 9. Zeelandia Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Walking, shelling, and sunbathing are popular pastimes on this beautiful 2-mile (3-km) cliffside arc of black-and-tan sand. Its Atlantic-side...Read More

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