Think of this tiny Dutch Caribbean island and envision quiet times, strolls through history, and awesome diving and hiking. While many of its neighbors are pursuing the tourist business big-time, St. Eustatius just quietly exists. That's what makes this island so charming.
- Diving Visiting the many varied wrecks in Statia's protected waters is a highlight.
- Hiking Hiking the Quill, an extinct volcano that holds a primeval rain forest, is the top activity for landlubbers.
- Welcoming The genuine friendliness of the people here is overwhelming.
- History For anyone interested in 18th-century history, even a day trip from St. Maarten is a satisfying experience.