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    Sint Eustatius, affectionately known to its residents as Statia, is a Dutch Caribbean island located in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies. It is southeast of the Virgin Islands, immediately southeast to Saba and immediately northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis. This Caribbean island is largely unaffected by regional tourism trends and crowds. It offers a clean, untouched landscape, where visitors can get a feel of what the Caribbean was like 25-30 years ago - a truly authentic and unique experience! The calm, pristine way of life and extremely low crime rate, along with coral reefs, warm weather and friendly inhabitants are just some of the draws to St. Eustatius. 

    History
    St. Eustatius was founded by Christopher Columbus in 1493, but it wasn't until 1636 that the Dutch took control of this tiny island. During the 17th and 18th centuries, St. Eustatius was a very popular trading port, bringing thousands of ships to its shores and consisting of 20,000 inhabitants. As the 19th century neared, the island lost its importance in trade and became somewhat of a forgotten land. Luckily, in the 1960's and 70's, residents began to realize the significance of their island and culture, and preservation efforts began. Today, St. Eustatius is a sought out destination for the history minded travelers and those looking for a Caribbean experience unlike no other.

    Useful Links
    Visit the website of the St. Eustatius Tourism Authority for more information about this Caribbean destination.

    Note: Information provided on this page were derived from a combination of internal research and readily-available outside sources, such as destination tourism offices, official press releases and marketing media kits.

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    Fast Facts
    Capital: Oranjestad

    Area: 8.108 mi²

    Population: 3,543 (2010)

    Currency: United States Dollar
     
    Climate: Mostly dry and sunny weather. The average daytime temperature is about 80 degrees F, and night time temperatures are usually around 73 degrees. Rain showers occur during the months of April, June and September.
     
    Electricity: Voltage is 110 A.C. 60 cycles. 220 voltage will not work without an adaptor.
     
    Taxis: Texi transportation can be set up at the airport. Taxis do not have meters, and flat fares should be agreed upon before using the service.
     
    Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
     
    Dress Code: Dress is casual and lightweight cottons are advised. Bathing suits should be confined to the beach and poolside areas only. It is common to wear casual, elegant clothing in the evening.
     
    Water: Drink from water bottles or boil water before consuming.
     
    Travel Information
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    By Air
    St. Eustatius's airport is FD Roosevelt (EUX), which is located .6 miles from Oranjestad.

    Five flights are operated daily on Winair from Saint Maarten to St. Eustatius. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes. Passengers are able to make connections in Saint Maarten with regional and international carriers. 

    Trans Anguilla Airways offers flights to St. Eustatius. Passengers can make connections between Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and St. Eustatius.

    By Sea
    There is a regular ferry service offered from Saint Maarten to Saint Eustatiuson a ship called, "Voyager One".

    For air and ferry reservations, please visit the St. Eustatius tourism board here.

    Entry
    A valid passport is required for travelers to enter St. Eustatius, including US and Canadian citizens. 

    Citizens of some countries are required to have a visa for stays of up to 3 months in the Netherlands Antilles. For the list of countries, please visit the St. Eustatius tourism board.

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