Caribbean Tourism

St Eustatias Beaches & Watersports

Oranje Beach

Oranje Beach stretches for 1½ km along the coast away from Lower Town. The length and width of the beach varies according to the season and the weather, but being on the Leeward side it is safe for swimming and other watersports. On the Windward side are two fine beaches but there is a strong undertow and they are not considered safe for swimming.


Zeelandia Beach

Zeelandia Beach is 3 km of off-white sand with heavy surf and interesting beachcombing, particularly after a storm. It is safe to wade and splash about in the surf but not to swim. There is a short dirt road down to the beach; do not drive too close to the beach or you will get stuck in the sand. Avoid the rocks at the end of the beach as they are very dangerous.

Lynch Beach

Lynch Beach, also on the Atlantic side, is small and safer for children in parts, but ask local advice. Stay near the shore. There is no lifeguard at any of the beaches.


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Before Travelling in St Eustatias

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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....

Getting Around

Land 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...

St Eustatias Communication Service

Telephone Services Fax and cablegrams at Landsradio, Van Tonningenweg. Open Mon-Fri, 0730-1930, Sat, Sun 1200-1800, pay phone on the wall...

St Eustatias Tourist Information

Local Tourist Offices The St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation, Fort Oranjestraat, Mon-Fri 0800-1700, T/F82433, www.statiatourism....

St Eustatias Accommodations

Expect a 7% government tax, 15% service charge on top of quoted rates & sometimes a 5% surcharge. The tourist office has a list of home...