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Above: Port of St. Eustatius Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

In the 18th century the island became known as the Golden Rock, since the island's economy flourished by ignoring the trade embargoes between the great powers. Geographically, the island is saddle-shaped.

Capital: Oranjestad.
Location: St. Eustatius is one of the islands making up the Netherlands Antilles; it is in the northern, Leeward Islands portion of this territory, to the east of the Virgin Islands.
Size: 8,1 square miles (21 square km)
Population: 2,498
Language: Papiamento 65.4% (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), English 15.9% (widely spoken), Dutch 7.3% (official), Spanish 6.1%, Creole 1.6%, other 1.9%, unspecified 1.8%
Climate: Tropical; ameliorated by northeast trade winds
Terrain: The island is saddle-shaped. The highest point on the island is Mount Mazinga at 1,975 feet (602 meters).
Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Tourism info: Call Tour Operator (800) 544-7631
Getting there from Miami: St. Eustatius is located 1,191 miles (1,918 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


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Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting St. Eustatius to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


You can explore the island on a jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean Map.

Getting around

If you plan to rent a car in St. Eustatius , be aware you will be driving on the left. The only islands in the Caribbean where you drive on the right are Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, and the Netherlands Antilles.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary St. Eustatius driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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United State diplomatic representation

Embassy of Netherlands
4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 244-5300
Fax: (202) 362-3430

Consulate-General of Netherlands
701 Brickell Ave, 5th floor, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (786) 866-0480
Fax: (786) 866-0497

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Web links

St. Eustatius - Official Site
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St. Eustatius - Wikipedia
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