Dutch Antilles – St Eustatius – Oranjestad | ISLAND CAPITALS

St. Eustatius, or Statia, is definitely one of my favourite Caribbean islands. Why? It’s off the beaten track and nothing much happens. That’s the specific allure. You can just ‘be’ and unwind. Let me take you on a historical tour around the island’s capital, Oranjestad.

 

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Beach near The Old Gin House

 

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The Bay Path

 

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Fort Oranje

 

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Tower and cemetery of the Reformed Church.

 

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Ruins of the Honem Dalim synagogue

 

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Jewish Cemetery

 

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Old Church Cemetery

 

 

In a (long) afternoon’s walk, you can take in all of the previous sights. I’ve included a map for your convenience, but you can buy a handy guidebook at Fort Oranje or in the museum.

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More info

www.statiatourism.com

www.steustatiushistory.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sint_Eustatius

www.lonelyplanet.com/sint-eustatius/sights