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Best Hiking Trails in Sint Eustatius

Overview

Sint Eustatius is a small Caribbean island and is a special municipality of the Netherlands.  It used to be part of the group of islands known as the Netherland Antilles.  It is also known as Statia.  There are mountains at the north end of this island and the south end with hiking trails in both areas. Some of the popular hikes include: The Quill, Mazinga Peak, Round the Mountain and Boven Trail.  The best months to hike in Sint Eustatius are December to April.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Sint Eustatius.

Capital: Oranjestad

When To Hike in Sint Eustatius?

December – April
May – June: Some rain
July – November: Rainy; hurricane risk
Climate: Tropical – dry and rainy seasons

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy: Trails are laid out nicely on the tourism websites. There are a couple of trails that are recommended to be undertaken with a guide

Transportation required: Car

Where to stay in Sint Eustatius for hiking:

  • Oranjestad

Top Places to Hike in Sint Eustatius

There are hiking trails in the mountains on the north end of the island and at the south end of the island. Highest Mountain: Mazinga on The Quill (600 m).

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Quill National Park

  • Mazinga is the highest point on the Quill (which refers to the volcano)
  • 10 trails in this park

Boven National Park

  • Several trails, located in the north of the island

Sint Eustatius's Long Distance Trails

  • No long distance hiking trails

Sint Eustatius's Walking & Hiking Resources

Sint Eustatius Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands, by Paul Clammer, Marc Di Duca, Alex Egerton, 2021, Lonely Planet Publications 

 

Sint Eustatius Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Sint Eustatius:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • The Quill
  • Mazinga Peak
  • Rim Trail
  • Boven Trail
  • Signal Hill
  • Gilboa Full Trail
  • Round the Mountain

Easy Hiking Trails in Sint Eustatius:

  • Crater Trail
  • Panorama Point
  • Bergje Trail

 

Sint Eustatius Hiking Websites:

 

Sint Eustatius Weather Website:

 

Sint Eustatius Official Tourism Organizations:

 

Sint Eustatius Hiking Apps: 

What Else To Do

  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • See a town under the sea

Other Important Points