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In Statia, the Caribbean’s First Planetarium

 The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has debuted a first for the region: a planetarium.  The project is the brainchild of the University of Amsterdam’s Jaap Vreling, who launched a mobile planetarium project across The Netherlands in 2010, traveling …

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Statia Is Getting Its First Luxury Resort

 The island of St Eustatius, popularly known as Statia, is getting its first-ever luxury resort, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Golden Rock Resort is slated to debut on the Dutch Caribbean island in March 2021, according to the property.  …

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Statia’s Big Sustainability Conference

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s become a rather important stop on the sustainability circuit in the Caribbean: St Estatius’ Statia Sustainability Conference, now in its eighth year. And now the Dutch Caribbean destination is putting its focus on Caribbean …

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 Charming architecture; beautiful vistas; vibrant communities. There are some picturesque towns scattered across the Caribbean, the sort of places that seem to instagram themselves. These are the Caribbeans postcard-perfect towns, perfect for a very different kind of vacation or a wonderful day trip, …

 You step into the lobby, set in a late-17th-century storehouse, and you’ve been transported. This is no ordinary hotel, from the brick walls to the massive columns just down the plaza. Places like the Admiral’s Inn are something special — …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and the St. Eustatius Business Association will be hosting the first Statia Taste of the Cultures event on May 26. The event is billed as a cross-cultural community experience that …

 A major new hotel is coming to the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius. The Oranje Bay Hotel and Restaurant has officially launched construction in its location on Oranjebaaiweg in Lower Town. It is the first new hotel development on …

 A new landmark at EUX airport By the Caribbean Journal staff You may have seen one in Curacao. Or Aruba. But now another Dutch Caribbean island has a landmark sign: St Eustatius. The new “ I Love EUX” attraction board …

 By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — The town of Oranjestad is a winding, cobblestone-covered collection of mostly 18th century Dutch colonial buildings and scattered small homes. On a sunny Saturday, its stony streets have a certain opaque gleam. They are …

 Above: Mazinga on the Bay (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — It was toward the end of a long afternoon, that hour in the Caribbean when the sun hasn’t yet made up its mind on when …

 Above: Statia (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell STATIA — Could this be the next big form of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean? Eco-tourism pioneer Jem Winston thinks so. Winston is a proponent of “homestay” tourism, which sees tourists and travelers …

 Above: a Winair flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France has signed a codesharing agreement with Caribbean regional carrier Winair. The codeshare will cover five routes out of St Maarten: Saba, St Barth, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis …

 Yes, the Caribbean has the best diving in the world. And while you can find a great place to dive almost anywhere in the region, some places have those extra-special qualities, the right combination of water, access and wildlife — not …

 Above: Bonaire (CJ Photo) MIAMI — By Alexander Britell Are travelers to the Caribbean thinking Dutch? While Caribbean tourism arrivals grew 1.8 percent in 2013, it was the Dutch Caribbean that led the way, significantly outperforming its regional neighbours, according …

 Above: Statia By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Statia will be hosting its second Statia Sustainable Conference & Exhibition in September. The conference is being hosted by the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation from Sept. 25 to Sept. …