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t. Eustatius, fondly called Statia, is a quiet haven for visitors wanting to explore

and experience the Caribbean the way it used to be.Undiscovered and relatively unknown, visitors to this northern Leeward island will find it a fascinating place to visit and a pleasure to explore. Upper Town Oranjestad is littered with a unique variety of historical sites and monuments which date right back to the 1700s. These include a colourful and charming collection of well-preserved typical Statian houses with their pretty gingerbread trimmings.


Size: 11.8 sq miles Currency: US dollar Population: 4,040 Language: English and Dutch Main City: Oranjestad Local Beer: Heineken, Coors Light & Carib Dish of the Day: Stewed goat or seafood

St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation: Fort Oranje,Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean T: 00 599 318 2433/2107/3081 E: W: St-Eustatius-Tourism

What’s New? The remains of an almost intact two-storey 18th century warehouse have been discovered in Lower Town

A carefully mapped-out walking

tour covers the Lower Town and Upper Town of Oranjestad. This tour features a number of noteworthy sites such as the St. Eustatius Historical Museum, Dutch Reformed Church, Fort Oranje, the Honen Dalim Jewish Synagogue and several cobbled stone streets. All of these are testimony to a period in the 1700s when the island was commonly known as ‘The Golden Rock’. In St. Eustatius, marine life is

protected and managed by the Statia Marine Park. Diving among the Park’s pristine reefs, wrecks, walls and abundant sea life remains a favourite pastime for most of the visitors to the island. The Charlie


Discover petite St. Eustatius in just 72 hours


St. Eustatius, one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean has a lot to offer. Come and discover the 11.8 square mile island in 72 hours with

its world class diving, rich history and amazing hiking trails.

Go for a dive to see an extraordinary world where the largest wrecks in the Caribbean can be found’; historical, archaeological dives.

Come up for air, explore and

experience Statia above water, tranquillity and peace of mind. The island is overflowing with history, from historical walking tours to

Charles Brown and the Stenapa man-made reefs are really divers’ dreams come true. It’s the perfect time to come and

discover the many hidden treasures of St. Eustatius, the Caribbean’s Hidden Treasure.

celebrity island tours and a 600m high green mountain, the Quill National Park, nature in all its glory. There is so much to be seen, all possible in 72 hours.

St. Eustatius recently won the Best Feature By A Caribbean Journalist (No Anansi Story) award at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) annual Travel Media Awards, held in New York.


Columbus and still retains an old fashioned charm embracing culture, nature and unspoilt simplicity. Yet there is so much to see and do in St. Kitts. Home to spectacular coastlines, miles of beaches offer plentiful watersports or a place to simply relax and enjoy the local beach culture and fresh seafood. Behind the beaches, the island’s rich history is visible at iconic


ust 69 square miles, St. Kitts, was the first Caribbean island sighted by Christopher

St. Kitts Tourism Authority, 10 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL T: 020 7376 0881 E: W: StKittsTourism @StKittsTourism


What’s New? Island Flavours cooking classes offer a new culinary experience for visitors to Nirvana restaurant

landmarks including the UNESCO World Heritage Brimstone Hill Fortress, Romney Manor, churches and colonial buildings.With an Atlantic and Caribbean coastline, one road circumvents the island making it easy to explore or take the unique scenic ‘sugar’ railway, while those with a taste of adventure can hike through lush rainforests and onto the slopes of Mt. Liamuiga. For a speed oriented rugged look at the island, quad bike tours are a great way to experience rarely seen sights, and the ever popular Zip Line offers a technologically advanced eco-tour in the surroundings of Wingfield Estate. A popular wedding and

honeymoon destination, St. Kitts’ LovetheCaribbean @_LoveCaribbean WWW.CARIBBEAN.CO.UK 41

wealth of island experiences also provides an unforgettable destination for families through its Kids ‘r’ VIPs programme.

Itinerary A mixture of good food and music, R

discovering its heritage, hiking, liming and lots of leisure….

Day 1: It’s Saturday and my first night so can’t resist ‘liming’ along ‘The Strip’ to great music and a fantastic sunset Day 2: Up early for a round of golf, then off to Ottley’s Plantation for delicious brunch. Later, enjoy the live band at Timothy Beach

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Size: 69 sq miles Currency: East Caribbean dollar Population: 34,785 Main City: Basseterre Local Beer: Carib Dish of the Day: Stewed Saltfish with spicy plantains, coconut dumplings and seasoned breadfruit

Day 3: It’s time to discover St. Kitts. Spend a leisurely day on a catamaran trip to Nevis; and find time to check out the dive sites

Day 4: Experience the thrill of

ziplining, before joining a rainforest hike and touring the island’s historic Brimstone Hill.

Day 5: The three-hour scenic railway tour offers a unique way to see the island with an opportunity later for duty-free shopping in Basseterre.

Day 6/7: A leisurely day at Cockleshell Beach - a perfect way to end a

fabulous week on this unspoilt island. Sharon May, Worldwide Travel Solutions, Leeds

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