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  • Melanie C
    5 contributions
    This is the second time we've hiked up the volcano, and this time we went to the bottom of the crater. Wonderful hike! Do take sturdy shoes. "Difficult" means difficult here, but it was so worth it to get to the crater and see the huge trees.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • De868
    12 contributions
    Such a great way to learn more about Statia. The tour can be either self guided or with their staff. The view from the balcony overlooking looking the grounds is so pretty!
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Travelling the wild side
    South Pacific139 contributions
    Really nice viewpoint across to St Kitts and Nevis as well as of the White Wall. If you have a car it’s worth driving out there.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD8,444 contributions
    We walked 1 mile southwest from our Palm Spring Inn to visit Oranjestad's 18th C historical center to include the Synagogue, Governor's House, Museum, and surrounding colorful houses approaching this cliff-side fortress. Its full access is currently limited with 3 rock drilling crews attaching steel rods to secure the foundations; but the flagpole markers, cannons, and overall view is outstanding. We took the adjacent steep cobbled Slave Path down to read the lower historic markers and walk the "warehouse ruins" amid new tourist facilities to the present day port.
    We were exhausted after climbing back to the top, happy to arrive at the Para Mira Restaurant for a lingering and delicious lunch.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • Travelling the wild side
    South Pacific139 contributions
    Lovely wild turtle nesting beach - but sadly like most of Statia that is not in a national park the litter around the ‘car park’ area etc was bad. The beach needs cleaning too - hopefully that happens sometimes given the turtle nesting!
    No swimming but good walking.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • invertpaleo
    New York City, NY345 contributions
    The amount of sand on Oranje Bay varies from year to year depending on what the sea is doing, but there is always a small but pleasant beach area suitable for swimming at the northernmost end of Oranje Bay. This is the Caribbean side of the island, so the water is usually calm.

    The beach is dark volcanic sand, but it is soft, and the water is warm. There is some shade from a large sea grape tree.

    It's a good place to go for a swim.
    Written 11 July 2015
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  • Derek S
    Colchester, UK312 contributions
    Like most beaches on the this side of the island you would not be too diapsapointed but not too over crowed durif beach is great along eagle.
    Written 11 November 2016
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  • OzyTanguy
    Brussels, Belgium75 contributions
    I went there to listen at the presentation than young students did about the island (Biology, archeology, Marine Park...) It was really interresting to learn more about the History and Biodiversity of the place.
    Written 23 April 2016
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  • Travelling the wild side
    South Pacific139 contributions
    Clearly damaged by the hurricane and lacking in resources, it seems work is in progress to restore this to its former self. Do not expect a botanic garden per se - but great views and lots of red faced lizards are at hand.
    A rough toad to get here but that may change with the big development in progress nearby.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • David C
    New Bern, NC10 contributions
    Just finishing another incredible week of diving on Statia. I've been traveling to this beautiful island for 10 years, and each time, had the pleasure of diving with Scubaqua. Simply put, I've found no better island, no better dive shop and no friendlier staff anywhere in the Caribbean. These folks run a first class dive operation. The staff is attentive, friendly, professional and a lot of fun. Getting to Statia continues to be a challenge, but that's part of what keeps it special. Big shout out to all the great people at Scubaquq! Keep up the great work, and I'll see you again soon.!
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • Vausha
    Glenwood Springs, CO23 contributions
    Now that Sint Maarten has finally lifted restrictions, travel to Sint Eustatius is much easier. We went on a long delayed eight day dive trip to Golden Rock Dive Center and were blown away by the operation.

    Gary and Ciara (say Keera) were our dive hosts for the week. We had four divers, plus a local or two who might join us for the first dive of the day; they really did live up to their ‘small group’ style. Their boat was excellent for diving, with a level floor, plenty of seating on the hatch cover to get suited up, easy backroll entry off both sides, and a good ladder with posts on the swim platform to grab as you stepped up. They got divers in and out of the water quickly and efficiently. No nonsense about being back on the boat in 45 minutes either … if you could make your air last 75 minutes, you were welcome to stay down. We dove Nitrox; it fit our dive profiles and was reasonably priced. After the first dive of the week, they handled the equipment, and you should let them; they’re faster and it’s easier. They were careful with the gear and treated it like it was their own. Dive sites weren’t far, our dive intervals were on land at the shop; they were never rushed. Ciara was kind enough to get special snacks for my diet restrictions. Dive briefings were very good, thorough, and safety focused. The BCD and reg I rented were in perfect condition. The dive shop is right at the dock, just a short walk from our hotel. You can leave your gear and wetsuit at the shop each day. As he should, Gary kept a close eye on us until he was confident in everyone’s comfort and ability. Bottom line, they run a happy boat.

    We saw a number of sharks and eagle rays, not too many, but a lot of sand rays and turtles, lobsters, crabs, nudis, the usual reef fish, and some eels and squid. Gary found an octopus for us, which is always exciting. Three of our fifteen dives had moderate current. Visibility was generally good. If you like wrecks, they’ve got a few big ones and a few very old ones. We did one night dive, at a wreck with some very large turtles. We dove the same wreck earlier that day, for orientation; a very good idea.

    I would especially recommend Golden Rock if you want to get family members started diving, or any advanced certifications. I’m sure their calm and careful approach, and their skill and extreme competence would be an ideal learning situation.

    A few other kindnesses … they set up all airport transfers and had the taxi take us directly to the hotel restaurant so we could have dinner while they were still open. We were jet-lagged, so they started an hour late the first day. They picked up and returned everyone’s dive gear to the hotel. Ciara gave restaurant suggestions, and arranged an island tour for us.

    Sarah and Dave own the shop; let Sarah arrange your hotel, she’s great. Dave captains the boat; his calm and easy-going personality sets the tone for the day.

    FYI … Statia is a very small island, friendly and laid-back, no security worries. Dutch is official, English is widely spoken, and they use the US dollar. Cash is easier than credit cards. Being Dutch, things work … you can drink the water, for instance.
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Jamie L
    1 contribution
    I joined this field school with an intention to gain practical experience in the field of Maritime Archaeology. Shipwreck Survey did an amazing job in introducing students to all the required skill sets for such discipline. We were engaged in active research, practiced photogrammetry, and had the opportunity to present our work to the general public! Everything was extremely well organized and I highly recommend this experience for anyone who is interested in learning about our world’s maritime cultural heritage!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Thomas G
    1 contribution
    No big entrance, no counter, no huge glass front or mirrors. It feels a bit like entering a nice, hidden, tiny local restaurant. After a few wooden steps you reach the yoga veranda, which is open to two sides. Sufficiently large for about ten students, it offers a breathtaking view to the north and northwest of the island. If you are a tourist, you maybe the only one on the porch - yet. You will meet different people: slim, full figured, black, white, asian - but all with the same mindset. I visit Noortje's class every time on my Statia vacations since 2018 and every time it was a great experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and focused. She always finds a proper balance between demo and assistance. A mat, two yoga blocks and a strap are provided, so you don't have to bring any yoga equipment. In her more demanding lessons she likes to build in a little challenge, which is of course optional. But do not mind - she offers classes for every level.
    If you have to refill your cup after diving, hiking the quill or simply lying in the sun ... booking a One love yoga class is highly recommended!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Ocean Flow Bonaire
    Bonaire12 contributions
    Really enjoyed my visit to the Celbees bee farm! If you look for an insightful, personal and authentic experience as a visitor or resident of the island, make your you get your tour. Also they sell natural products made from the honey they harvest.
    Written 29 September 2019
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