Attractions

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…
Top Choice Beach in Oranjestad

Lower Town Beach

This narrow strip of oyster-gray sand is an extraordinary place to snorkel in pristine waters among the ruins of 18th-century warehouses, now caked in coral and teeming with multicolored fish. The ruins comprise mos…
Museum in Oranjestad

Sint Eustatius Museum

Set inside an 18th-century house built by wealthy merchant Simon Doncker, this eclectic collection showcases pre-Columbian artifacts and exhibits on slavery, Statia's Jewish community, nautical history, and colonial…
Ruins in Oranjestad

Synagogue Ruins

These ruins are the roofless and slowly decaying yellow-brick walls of the Honen Dalim (‘She Who is Kind to the Poor’), an abandoned synagogue dating from 1739, which makes it the second-oldest synagogue in the west…
Notable Building in Oranjestad

Government Guesthouse

This handsome 18th-century stone-and-wood building was thoroughly renovated in 1992 with funding from the EU. It's now the government headquarters, with the offices of the lieutenant governor and commissioners on th…
Cemetery in Oranjestad

Jewish Cemetery

About 50m south of the Honen Dalim synagogue ruins is a Jewish cemetery, with gravestones dating from 1742 to 1843. It was here that some Jews tried to avoid British plundering. Troops noticed an extremely large num…
Ruins 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…