Jewish Cemetery

Sint Eustatius

Only a couple of dozen gravestones are all that's left of Oranjestad's Jewish cemetery, used by the local congregation between 1739 and 1824. Some are almost well-preserved, including that of cantor Jacob Robles.

It was here that some Jews tried to avoid British plundering. Troops noticed an extremely large number of funerals for such a small community and, upon opening a casket, found valuables instead of bodies.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sint Eustatius attractions

1. Synagogue Ruins

0.25 MILES

Tucked into an alleyway in Upper Town are the roofless ruins of the Honen Dalim synagogue, built in 1739 from yellow brick brought in from the Netherlands…

2. Sint Eustatius Museum

0.27 MILES

Set inside an 18th-century mansion built by wealthy merchant Simon Doncker, this modest if eclectic museum chronicles island history with exhibits on…

3. Dutch Reformed Church

0.29 MILES

The sturdy tower and thick stone walls of the Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1755, remain perfectly intact, but the roof collapsed during a 1792…

4. Government Guesthouse

0.29 MILES

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…

5. Fort Oranje

0.32 MILES

Soak up history and sweeping views from this extensively restored fort, a mighty citadel complete with cannon, triple bastions and cobblestone parade…

6. Lower Town Beach

0.44 MILES

This tiny and narrow patch of oyster-gray sand is hardly your typical Caribbean beach. However, it's the only one on Statia where you can swim safely and…

7. White Cliffs


Arcing around the south side of the Quill, these dramatic white limestone cliffs are readily visible from neighboring islands and seafaring vessels. For…

8. Fort de Windt

1.62 MILES

Pose with two patina-covered cannon while enjoying sweeping views of St Kitts from this clifftop fort, some 5km southeast of Lower Town at the foot of the…