By the Caribbean Journal staff
One of St Maarten’s major new tourist attractions is set to debut in November.
Rainforest Adventures has announced that the St Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park, which will feature the world’s steepest zip line, will open in November.
The zip line, called The Flying Dutchman, will be joined by the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift, along with a museum and restaurant.
Additional attractions, including the Sentry Hill Zip Line and the Schooner Ride will open in early 2018, according to the company.
It’s big news for a tourism industry decimated by Hurricane Irma last month.
“We are very proud and thankful to our engineering and construction teams, their hard work and expertise certainly reduced the damage incurred as a consequence of the hurricane,” said Shaydar Edelmann, General Manager of Rockland Estate. “The people of St Maarten have come together in strength to restore and rebuild, reestablish the tourism product and kick-start the recovery of our Friendly Island.”
The Flying Dutchman will launch travelers down a hill at 56 miles per hour, dropping 1050 feet in elevation.
Rainforest Adventures operates eco-parks in Costa Rica, St Lucia, Panama, Jamaica and St Maarten.