In a significant boost to its tourism, the Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has opened its first full-fledged resort hotel.
The new Golden Rock Dive and Nature Resort officially opened its doors at the beginning of this month.
The resort has a mix of rooms and suites, with amenities including a pool with a sun terrace, a spa, a restaurant, in-room dining a fitness center.
“Great strides have been made in Statia despite the different setbacks in the tourism hospitality and travel sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Charles Lindo, Director of the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation. “The local government has made great progress in enhancing the infrastructure (roads, internet service, reliable stable electricity) along with a brand new airport and tower building. The addition and recent opening of the Golden Rock Resort is proof that Statia tourism will definitely bounce forward.”
Deluxe rooms have a kitchenette, while suites have full kitchens.
That’s along with a mini golf course, a soccer field, a tennis court and a playground for kids.
The resort also offers the option of daily grocery delivery.
It’s also home to what has become the island’s signature restaurant, Breeze, which offers an international menu with everything from truffle risotto and tuna tataki to Caribbean lobster and Thai red curry.
The resort is set at the base of Statia’s famous Quill volcano, long one of the region’s most sought-after hiking destinations.
The reopening comes after Statia recently reopened its borders for tourism.
“Travelers are welcome, vaccinated and non vaccinated with specific restrictions for both groups,” Lindo told Caribbean Journal.
For more, visit the Golden Rock.