Practical information about Sint Eustatius
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The Windward Island Bank is open Mondays to Fridays from 08.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs non-stop.
Offices and stores are usually open from 08.00 hours until 17.00 hrs.
Supermarkets are open at 08.00 hours and usually remain open until 20.00 hrs.
Mini Markets open between 7.00hrs to 21/22.00hrs.
With a valid foreign, or international driving license, you are allowed to drive a car on Statia. You can choose from at least thirteen rental companies. For information inquire at your hotel or the Tourist Information Stand at the Airport.
|Car Rental Company||Contact Details|
|Brown’s Car Rental||+5993181335|
|I.F. Rivers Enterprises||+5993182309|
|Schmidt’s Agencies & Trading NV||+5993182788|
|Mishadia V.D Simmons||+5993180328|
|Rainbow Car Rental||+5993182444|
|Pavon’s Car Rental||+17215866671/+5993191946|
|Hildo’s Car Rentaal||+5993181189|
Most major credit cards are accepted. If you are in any doubt, do check before you commit yourself.
Generally dry and sunny. Light constant northeast trade winds bring constant cool breezes and sufficient moisture to keep the average daytime temperature down to about 27 degrees Celsius. The average night temperature drops to a comfortable 23 degrees. Rainfall occurs in showers of medium duration during the months of April, June and September. Check the current weather forecast.
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The voltage is 110 A.C. 60 cycles. 220 voltage A.C. will not work without a transformer. Plugs tend to be two flat prongs. Please conserve energy.
Police Station +5993182333 or +5993182535
Fire Station +5993182360 or +5993182715
Hospital +5993182211 or +5993182371
Statians have a love for different cultures and speak several languages, including English, Dutch and Spanish. Dutch is the official language used in government administration and schools. English is spoken everywhere. You can be assured, whatever language you may speak, Statians will find a way to communicate with you!
St. Eustatius, affectionately called Statia, is approximately 5 miles/8 km long and 2 miles/3.2 km wide, covering a total of 11.8 square miles or approximately 30.6 square kilometres. The island is located in the north eastern Caribbean.
Statia has an efficient postal service and the main post office is located on Fiscal Road. Opening hours weekdays 07.30 hours until 13.00 hours.
Phone: +599 318-2207.
Airmail to Europe takes four to six days, surface mail four to six weeks.
Statia’s population is more than 20 nationalities live in harmony on this peaceful Dutch Caribbean Island.
Visitors to Statia are welcome at all houses of worship. The following religions have services on the island: Seventh Day Adventist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Jehovah Witnesses, Baptist, Anglican, Apostolic Faith, Pentecostal and None Denominational Church.
Taxi information is available via this link. Taxis do not have meters. Rates are fixed and should be checked before ride
|Taxi Company||Contact Details|
|Wade Rivers||+599 318-1300|
|Celebrity (Bobby)||+599 319-1924|
|Gordor de Weer||+599 3184839 or +599 3185679|
|Andre Gitten||+599 3184647|
Atlantic standard time. Same as Eastern daylight saving time, all year round.
St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation
Phone: +599 318-2433 or 318-2107
Open Monday until Thursday from 08.00 hours until 12.00 hours and from 13.00 until 17.00. Friday open from 08.00 hours until 12.00 hours and from 13.00 hours until 16.30 hours.
Tourist Information Booth at the airport is open daily, telephone: +599 318-2620.
Harbour Office, telephone: +599 318-2205.
The water provided by the local water company is produced through three reverse Osmosis Plants.
Reverse osmosis is a process that removes foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals from water by using pressure to push it through specialized membranes. The system improves water for drinking, cooking and other important uses.
Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind experience? And would you prefer a unique destination for your marriage? If that’s the case, make sure you explore wonderful St. Eustatius. The island offers the right atmosphere for a unique wedding. Since the constitutional change over on 10-10-10, the island now caters to same sex marriages. (more info pending)
Local wedding planner
What to wear?
For the most part, casual informal summer wear is the rule in Statia. Women may wish to take along a headscarf or hat. Casual elegant clothing is advisable for a night out in one of the island’s intimate restaurants.