ST. EUSTATIUS (Statia)
●Charles L. Brown – off south coast; former cable-laying ship; sunk in 95' water.
Bars & Nightclubs
●Queen’s Garden – 1 Troy Hill Drive (Troy Hill); 011-599-416–3494; queensaba.com; cocktails at outdoor bar, which overlooks pool (and, below that, ocean).
●Eye of Needle – coral-covered pinnacle 95' deep; reef sharks.
●Man O’ War Shoals – twin pinnacles 70'; reef fish.
●Outer Limits – far off West coast; for advanced divers; deep, with strong currents.
●Third Encounter – far off West coast; for advanced divers; deep, with strong currents.
●Twilight Zone – far off West coast; for advanced divers; deep, with strong currents.
●Juliana’s Hotel – Park Lane (Windwardside); 011-599-416-2269 or 866-783-3319; julianas-hotel.com; apartments, cottages & rooms; reasonable prices, great views & accommodations from good-luxurious; on 1 side of hotel, hill leads to Windwardside’s bustling Main Street; on other, sweeping views of tropical flora; free Wi-Fi & balcony hammocks; 1 cottage — Eva Marie — located near Brigadoon Restaurant; air-conditioning in garden view & Orchard Cottage; for more privacy, ask for lovely Lily Pond Cottage.
●Brigadoon – Flat Point Saba (Windwardside); 011-599-416-2380; sabatourism.com/restaurants.html; exceptional fare in entertaining atmosphere; specialties include Chowder Michael & Shrimp Michael; Thursday & Saturday are prime rib and sushi nights; as for desserts, cheesecake & peanut-butter pie are standouts; also try Madagascar vanilla bean–ginger rum ice cream.
●Queen’s Garden Restaurant – 1 Troy Hill Drive (Troy Hill); 011-599-416–3494; queensaba.com; in lovely garden with sweeping Bottom views; dimly lit venue; romantic; for true honeymooners, “Bird’s Nest,” tree house for private dining; excellent service; try Saban lobster, as well as smoked duck-breast salad.
●Restaurant Eden – Windward Side; 011-599-416-2539; edensaba.com; on rooftop amid lovely garden setting; European-French menu; try Frutti del Mare, pasta with seafood & garden vegetables topped with lobster cream sauce.
●Jobean Chambers Glass Studio – 1 Boobie Hill (Windwardside); 001-599-416-2490; jobeanglassart.com; custom-designed, handmade glass artworks.
Sights & Sites
●Mount Scenery – Windwardside; summitpost.org/mount-scenery/151074; volcano; can hike to top, weather permitting, or hike Sandy Cruz trail (through rain forest); potentially active & dangerous; latest eruption was in or around 1640.