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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
Check dates and prices for Miami Cruises
to St. Eustatius.
United State diplomatic representation
Embassy of Netherlands
4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Fax: (202) 362-3430
701 Brickell Ave, 5th floor, Miami, FL 33131
Fax: (786) 866-0497
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