St Eustatius

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St Eustatius
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St Eustatius (you-stay'-shush) is a tiny, laid-back island that pleases divers and hikers.



Don't expect much in dining, nightlife, and accommodations and you won't be disappointed. And the capital city Oranjestad isn't much to write home about either. Diving and hiking are the stars.

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There is much to explore underwater, including many sunken shipwrecks sitting in clear water. And you can visit the ruins of a seawall that sank two centuries ago.


Statia has many trails, some leading around, up, and into the dormant volcano nicknamed Quill (see next item).

Quill volcano cone

This 600-meter (2,000-foot) high mount is the island's geographical focus. Hiking into the crater is thrilling. It teems with tropical rainforest growth.

Fort Orange

This fortress was built in the early 1600s and restored in the late 1900s. It overlooks Oranjestad Bay.

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