Travel to the Beautiful Island of Sint Eustatius

Facts about Travel to Sint Eustatius

You want to travel to the beautiful island of Sint Eustatius! It lies south-east of the Virgin Islands. And between Saba and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Together with Bonaire and Saba it forms the BES islands. Sint Eustatius is a special municipality of the Netherlands. It has a population of 3,138 (2019). It is predominantly a Christian territory. The capital is Oranjestad. Sint Eustatian food is a blend of imported cuisine from Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Specialties are seafood (especially locally caught lobster) and carnistoba (goat stew). And also funchi (maize porridge) and pan bati (maiz flour pancake). 

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When you travel to the beautiful island of Sint Eustatius, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is 
  • Dutch is the official language. English is the recognized regional language.
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code is +599-3
  • There is an airport called the F.D. Roosevelt Airport. Airlines fly to and from local destinations. Like Montserrat, St Barths and Anguilla. And also Saint Kitts & Nevis and Sint Maarten.

Best Time to Travel

Sint Eustatius has a tropical monsoon climate. Temperatures are 86°F / 30°C on average. The sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The average sea temperature is around 82°F / 28°C.

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The main town of Sint Eustatius is Oranjestad. It is the capital and is divided in Lower Town and Upper Town. Lower town is a strip of buildings along the waterfront. It includes the harbour, dive shops and numerous colonial-era ruins. Upper Town is the island’s main residential and commercial centre. and it has a restored historic core.

Attractions of Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius has a lot of attractions! The most popular are:

  • The Quill, the 1975 ft / 602 meter high dormant volcano.
  • The black volcanic sand beaches. Very important nesting sites for several endangered sea turtles.
  • The three nature parks. The Sint Eustatius National Marine Park, the Quill/Boven National Park and the Miriam Schmidt Botanical Garden.

A vacation in Sint Eustatius! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!