Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius

Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius
by Walter Hellebrand
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Climate & Best time to visit Oranjestad

Climate in Oranjestad:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec

Best time to visit Oranjestad:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is considered the best time to visit Sint Eustatius. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's ideal for diving, hiking, and exploring the island's historic sites. Rainfall is minimal during this time, offering clear skies and excellent conditions for outdoor activities. However, it's also the high season, so prices for accommodations and tours may be higher, and popular diving spots can be busier.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Sint Eustatius brings warmer temperatures and increased humidity, along with occasional afternoon rain showers and the possibility of tropical storms. While the rainfall can be substantial, it typically doesn't last all day. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's a great time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience. The landscape is lush and green during these months.

June to November (Hurricane Season):

  • Sint Eustatius is located in the hurricane-prone region, and the peak of the hurricane season is from August to October. While hurricanes are relatively rare in Statia, there is still a risk. Travelers should monitor weather updates and be prepared for possible disruptions, especially in September and October.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in diving, the dry season offers the best underwater visibility and calm sea conditions. The dive sites around Statia, including the famous "Charles Brown" wreck, are particularly popular during this time.

Money & Prices

Currency in Sint Eustatius:

U.S. dollar (USD)

General information

Sint Eustatius general information:

Voltage: 110 V / 220 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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