Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 532
Oranjestad, Statia’s only town is a delight to explore
and it is easy to discover the history of the island as you
stroll along on foot, around the Upper and Lower town.
Dutch architecture, forts and other historic buildings,
cobblestone streets and ruins which hint of stories
written long ago, but not forgotten will keep a visitor
engaged for many hours, well-spent.
If you are fortunate enough to be visiting the island on the 16th November
you can experience the island’s Statia Day celebrations. The day is celebrated
with parties and officially remembering their past with special attention
being paid to the year 1776 when St. Eustatius was the first country to
recognize America’s independence. As well as parties, parades and various
sporting events also take place on this memorable day.
November 16, 2019
Save the Date
Photo Credit: Cees Timmers Photography