Statia is known for...? Colonial Dutch architecture, hiking on The Quill mountain, low-key Caribbean vacations with a rustic charm! Yes, but what the tourist promotion propaganda conveniently forgets to mention is that Statia's most important contemporary feature is a massive oil storage and transshipment facility that is operated by US NuStar Energy and absolutely dominates the northern part of the island. Look at a satellite image of Statia: The oil tanks have almost done to Statia what…
I am traveling to San Juan in late March for a wedding and have 4 days total in PR. I am an independent traveler (60+ countries) however this is my first trip to PR and I don't anticipate going back again. The wedding is in San Juan, but am open to traveling outside of San Juan and would like to hit highlights. Initial plan was one beach day (need to decide where), one day in old San Juan and a day at El Yunque however want to try to do see and see more on the island if possible
Greetings. Could people give me their honest reflections about
Status? My son is considering living and studying medicine there.
Is it a safe place? Are the folks nice? Lots of con artists? Is the cost of
living ok? The other place he is thinking of studying is St Lucia.
I have never been to either place BUT would prefer he
go to a place where he will feel comfortable and loved rather
than just a cash cow and a target of nasty types, etc. Please give me
your honest advice especially if you have been to…
Just got back from Statia. Glenn and Michele of Golden Rock Dive Center run a laid back little dive operation. Visiting Statia is like visiting those islands of yesteryear that Jimmy Buffet writes about in his books and sings of in his songs. No shopping malls, no cruise ships. This is an island off the map for most visitors but should be on every divers bucket list. More animals than on any island in the Caribbean, and I've been on many of them. Giant lobsters, rays, turtles, sharks you name…
I've read there is a ferry that will go from St. Eustatius to St. Maarten via Saba however I can't find any real solid information on this. I'm trying to get from St. Eustatius to Saba on the weekend of feb 5th, does anyone have any information on this?
Does anybody have experience with staying at the Little Round Hill House? What is it like? Do you need a car to get there or is it possible to hitch/walk? Are there other/better budget acommodation options in Statia? Is it possible to travel directly from Statia to St. Kitts? Thank you for advising me.