St. Eustatius or Statia is one of the islands which make up the Netherlands Antilles, located southeast of the Virgin Islands.
St. Eustatius is tiny (21 sq km / 8.1 sq. miles) and there are not many places to stay. Those which exist operate more like semi-private villas or apartments. There are some resorts but don’t expect all those activities common on the big islands. Instead , expect tiny and cozy places which offer a great way to relax. And if you like to dive, you’ll love this tiny island. Many hotels are located right near spectacular diving spots.
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Things to do
St. Eustatius, commonly known as Statia, is famous for its pristine coral reefs, volcanic fissures and canyons. You can also dive around tangled shipwrecks, where hundreds of curious fish come and make the sight worth seeing.
Ecotourism has always been an important part of the tourism activities on the island. The St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation is managing the majority of ecotourism activities. St. Eustatius Marine Park, opened in 1998, offers more than 30 superb diving spots (a single day pass costs US$3).
The Quill National Park comprises a dormant volcano and the lush forest on it and surrounding it. There are plenty of interesting hiking trails to enjoy.