Sint Eustatius and Saba

Environment:

The five islands of the Netherlands Antilles are divided geographically into the Leeward Islands (northern) group – SabaSint Eustatius (Statia), and Sint Maarten – and the Windward Islands (southern) group (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao).

In 1996, the St Eustatius National Parks Foundation was formed to manage the St Eustatius National Marine Park, Quill-Boven National Park, and Miriam Schmidt Botanical Garden. The Saba Conservation Foundation manages the Saba National Marine Park. On St. Eustatius, Golden Rock Dive Center is a full service dive shop, and gathering point for departures into the marine park.

Culture:

Together Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius are often referred as the “SSS” Islands. On Saba, there is a rainforest ecolodge, Rendez-Vous Saba. The ferry, DAWN II links Saba with Sint Maartin three times a week, rain or shine.

Materials from the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation 2012 Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition are available online.

References:

  • All the Documents Are Destroyed!: Documenting Slavery for St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles by RG Gilmore III, 2008
  • Sustainability of scuba diving tourism on coral reefs of Saba by JP Hawkins, CM Roberts & D Kooistra, 2005
  • St. Eustatius Marine Park: A Case of MPA Problems and Solutions in the Caribbean by KL Plummer, P De Witt, 2004
  • Integrating economic, environmental, and social issues in an evaluation of Saba Marine Park, NA, Caribbean Sea by L Fernandes, 1995
  • First generation Rastafari in St. Eustatius: a case study in the Netherlands Antilles by H Gjerset, 1994