Caribbean Tourism

Saba & St. Eustatius (STATIA)

Communication

Telephone Services Fax and cablegrams at Landsradio, Van Tonningenweg. Open Mon-Fri, 0730-1930, Sat, Sun 1200-1800, pay phone on the wall for local calls, accepts only US quarters (US$0.25). For operator assisted overseas prepaid and collect calls, telegrams, telex and fax pay at counter when you place your call. Telephone cards of US$10 and US$17 can be...

Getting Around

Car There is no public transport on the island but cars and taxis can be hired. Driving is on the right, but some roads are so narrow you have to pass where you can. To hire a car you need a driving licence from your own country or an international driver’s licence. Watch out for cows, donkeys, goats and sheep roaming around freely. They are a traffic...

Getting There

Air Winair has several daily 20-min flights from St Maarten (US$80 return) connecting with flights from the USA, Europe and other islands. It is possible to get to Statia in a day from many US cities. There are other connecting Winair flights from St Kitts (15 mins) and Saba (10 mins). Golden Rock Airways can arrange charters. All flights are in small...

Before Travelling

Climate: Average temperature is around 27°C in the daytime and 23°C at night. Average rainfall is 45 inches a year. Average water temperature in the sea is 26°C. Documents: See main Netherlands Antilles section under Curaçao - Travel Information. There are no customs regulations as Statia is a free port. Hospitals & Medical Facilities: The Queen Beatrix...

Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius or Statia, the name ‘Statia’ comes from St Anastasia, as it was named by Columbus, but the Dutch later changed it to Sint Eustatius. The island is dominated by the long-extinct volcano called ‘The Quill’ at the south end, inside which is a lush rainforest where the locals hunt land crabs at night. Visitors are advised, however, to go there...

STATIA: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (Main Official) Telephone: (599-3) 182433/182107. e-mail: i...@statiatourism.com Open Monday until Thursday from 08.00 hours until 12.00 hours and from 13.00 until 17.00. Friday open from 08.00 hours until 12.00 hours and from 13.00 hours until 16.30 hours. Tourist Information Booth at the...

STATIA: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

SIGHTSEEING: Trail from windward side up the 1,064 steps to the crest of the central volcano, Mt. Scenery. Botanical hike of Saba Botanito located at Weavers Cottage under the hill in windward side. Trail The Ladder-the long pathway of stone steps leading to Ladder Bay. Sabas Museum/Saba Marial Par SPORTS: Activities: * Deep sea fishing. * Diving...

STATIA: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: Saba is 5 sq miles, rising 2,900 ft above sea level The capital is The Bottom. 172 miles east of Puerto Rico and 90 miles east of St. Croix, 28 miles south of St. Maarten and 17 miles northeast of St. Eustatius. TIME: EST +1 hour. CLIMATE: Average temperature: Summer high/low 82/60 degrees F. Winter high/low 78/60 degrees Annual rainfall 42...

STATIA: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: * Barclays Bank PLC. * Commercial bank. BANKING HOURS: Monday to Friday 0830-1230. BUSINESS HOURS: Monday to Friday 0800-1700. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: * Good Friday. * Easter Monday. * April 30: Queen's Coronation Day. * Ascension Thursday. * August 2: Carnival Monday. * October 21: Antillian Day. * December 3-5: Saba...

STATIA: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Windward Island Airways (from St. Maarten). AIRPORTS: SAB-Juancho E Yrausquin Airport. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. and Canadian citizens require official proof of citizenship (valid passport or original birth certificate or notarized copy plus photo I.D. and return or onward ticket. Others require a passport or Alien Registration Card....

Saba & St. Eustatius (STATIA) -Two easy and interesting day trips from St. Maarten.

Two easy and interesting day trips from St. Maarten. Saba has a few small hotels and less than a dozen restaurants. Visitors are captured instantly by its curious charm. Though Dutch, Saba changed flags a dozen times in its history. Saba, one solid mountain, has one road (called The Road) to its capital, The Bottom. Over a thousand stone steps (The Ladder)...