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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.
Italian in Oranjestad

Blue Bead Bar & Restaurant

The large and brightly painted deck is a fine perch from which to enjoy sunset drinks followed by an early dinner of pizza, pasta, salad or seafood. The pizzas especially get kudos for their thin crusts and generous…
International in Oranjestad

Smoke Alley Bar & Grill

Commanding an enviable location directly over the ocean on the turn into Lower Town, this open-air restaurant-nightclub has group bench seating, pulsing music at night (with a DJ and dancing till late on Friday), a …
Caribbean in Oranjestad

Ocean View Terrace

Lauris Redan's lair is swarmed by office jockeys and politicians from the adjacent Government Building at lunch time but is also a fine rest stop after a sightseeing spin around Fort Oranje. Sit on the terrace overl…
Burgers in Oranjestad

Super Burger

Skell, the owner, cooks up some (yeah, you guessed it) super burgers, and there’s a good assortment of veggie dishes if you aren’t in a carnivorous kind of mood.
Chinese in Oranjestad

Sonny’s & Cantonese

This open-air, lantern-filled joint doesn’t win any culinary prizes, but it’s a great place to chill with regulars over a few cheap rice dishes. Free delivery available.
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.