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Visiting the Dutch Caribbean Island of Statia Just Got Easier

 The Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius, better known as Statia, has updated its entry rules for travelers.  The biggest change is that the island no longer requires tests for travelers who are fully vaccinated with boosters. For most other …

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Statia Eases Entry Rules 

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has eased its entry rules again, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers must now show either a PCR test result 48 hours before departing their home airport for Statia or …

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Taking the Ferry to Statia Just Got Easier 

 Statia’s new ferry service has now launched e-ticket service, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Makana ferry, which now operates between St Maarten and Statia, launched operations in December.  And now you can make a reservation online right on the Makana …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has further eased its health restrictions, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The island is now allowing a maximum of 50 people inside restaurants and bars, or 50 percent of full capacity.  The island has also …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has eased its entry rules for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new policy, which went into effect on Feb. 1, mandates a negative PCR test within 48 hours before departure to Statia.  The …

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 Hiking a volcano. Walking the cane fields of an organic rum distillery. Eating lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; savoring a twilight mento concert; kayaking across a secret mangrove forest; riding a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar. They’re …

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 A new ferry service is coming to the St Maarten-Statia-Saba triangle, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Anguilla-based Blues and Blues has won the tender for the inter-island maritime route between the three islands.  The company will operating the service on a …

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 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 …

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 Statia recently reopened for tourism, and now the Dutch Caribbean island has launched a new push to promote itself as an adventure hotspot.  The island’s St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation is centered around a new video by filmmaker Franck Fougere, …

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 One of the Caribbean’s great undiscovered destinations is open again.  The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia (also known as St Eustatius) has officially reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers.  And most importantly, fully vaccinated travelers don’t need to quarantine. …

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 The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia is officially reopening for tourism, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  The island, located a short flight from St Maarten, will reopen its borders to tourists beginning Aug. 2, 2021.  During this new phase of the …

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 The island of Statia is holding its first-ever Restaurant Week this week, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The gastronomic event is running from June 3 to June 6, with participating retardants offering special rates to diners, along with signature dishes, chef’s …

Statia Winair Flights

 St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is expanding its service to the island of Statia (St Eustatius), Caribbean Journal has learned. Beginning on April 2, the carrier will be adding two more flights between St Maarten and Statia, with service on …

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 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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 Since the release of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, the Caribbean island of Nevis has been in the limelight, with visitors drawn to the Eastern Caribbean destination to see U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace in downtown Charlestown.  Hamilton was …

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 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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 By Alexander Britell It’s one of the most sought-after corners of the Caribbean — that famous triangle of Caribbean hotspots: St Maarten, St Barth and Anguilla. And just two years after Hurricane Irma, the trio of destinations is in the midst …

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 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 …