Top Choice Fort in Oranjestad

Fort Oranje

Soak up history and sweeping views from this extensively restored fort, a mighty citadel complete with cannons, triple bastions and cobblestone parade grounds. The current stone structure was built by the British in…
Museum in Oranjestad

Sint Eustatius Museum

This eclectic collection gives meaning to the Statian tag line ‘The Historic Gem.’ Along with period rooms in the style of an upper-class colonial-era villa, the museum also showcases pre-Columbian artifacts and exh…
Museum in Oranjestad

Sint Eustatius Historical Foundation

The gift shop at this small historical-foundation museum along Lower Town sells secondhand books as well as local art and crafts. Proceeds support the museum and historical research on Statia.
Gardens in Around Oranjestad

Miriam Schmidt Botanical Gardens

The semiwild botanical gardens grow across the southern slopes of the island's dormant volcano, the Quill. Though still a work in progress, a visit here is a fragrant introduction to the island's rich flora. A Senso…
Ruins in Around Oranjestad

Fort de Windt

A couple of rusty cannon atop a cliff-side wall – the fort now looks more like a wooden platform. At the southern end of the island, with a fine view of St Kitts to the southeast.
Notable Building in Oranjestad

Government Guesthouse

The Government Guesthouse is the handsome 18th-century stone-and-wood building opposite First Caribbean National Bank. It was thoroughly renovated in 1992 with funding from the EU and is now the government headquart…
Ruins in Oranjestad

Synagogue Ruins

Those with a particular interest in Jewish history or old buildings can explore the roofless and slowly decaying yellow-brick walls of the Honen Dalim (which means ‘She Who Is Kind to the Poor’), an abandoned synago…
Church in Oranjestad

Dutch Reformed Church

The thick 60cm stone walls of the old Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1755, remain perfectly intact, but the roof collapsed during a 1792 hurricane and the building has been open to the heavens ever since. The groun…
Landmark in Around Oranjestad

White Cliffs

East of Fort de Windt; readily visible from neighboring islands.
Beach in Oranjestad

Lower Town Beach

No one visits Statia for its beaches, but if you fancy a quick dip, head down to the narrow strip of grayish sand where you can snorkel among the 18th-century ruins of a breakwater and warehouses.