Sint-Eustatius (Statia)

Caribbean Netherlands | Capital: Oranjestad | Population: 4020 (in 2014).

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The prettiest botanical garden of the Caribbean

The Caribbean are well known for its beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and enchanting underwater world. But did you know there is so much more flora and fauna to discover on the islands? Trees, a variety of exotic flowers, plants and tropical birds. For those who want to discover all this beauty without exploring the tough jungle, there is the botanical garden. A collection of special natural beauty an island has to offer. I’ll tell you about the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve visited!

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St. Eustatius; the Golden Rock

What comes to mind when thinking of the Caribbean are the white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and cocktails. Or so I thought about it until I arrived ten years ago in St. Eustatius – Statia commonly called – and my complete assumption was nullified in a hit. In a negative way? Not at all, up to this day it’s one of my favorite islands. You find yourself still in the past on Statia, partly because the time seems to stand still there…

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