Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 542

Homestay One of the ways you can experience an authentic St. Eustatius vacation is to be a guest at the home of a local family. The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation spearheads the “Homestay Statia” community-based project, through which visitors can arrange to live with families on the island. The people of St. Eustatius are warm and friendly, exuding a genuineness that is palpable. The island’s small size and population translates into one happy community where everyone knows everyone else. There are no strangers here and visitors will soon realize that they too are friends. Never an unfriendly gaze would you encounter - smiles and pleasant greetings will be your on-going vacation experience. For more information about this program, where Statian culture and hospitality will be yours to enjoy and discover, contact the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation: by phone: +599 318-2433 email: info@statia-tourism.com or visit their website www.statia-tourism.com