St. Eustatius, aka Statia, truly is “The Historical Gem of the Caribbean”. Visit the fort where the first ever international recognition of American flag took place while the country was still engrossed in its fight for independence. Climb up and into the crater of a 601ft high dormant volcano and explore its tropical rain-forest. Savour the authentic, exceptional local cuisine and wide variety of tropical fruit. In addition to the surroundings, get to know the colourful locals and experience the richness of The Golden Rock.

  • Rich, lush nature including rare flora and fauna, such as the Morning Glory and the Caribbean Green Iguana
  • Local tales and fables, as elements of a colourful heritage
  • The perfect place for rest and relaxation
  • Excellent diving sites in the National Marine Parks, incl. the Charles Brown wreck – a submerged 100m long vessel
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