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St. Eustatius | Frequently Asked Questions

General Info, Travel Info, & FAQs are provided to assist with your vacation.

What is the population?
The population of St Eustatius is approximately 3000.

How big is the country/island?
St Eustatius is approximately five miles long and two miles wide for a total of 11.8 sq miles.

Can I drink the tap water?
The tap water is safe to drink.

What are the best things to buy here?
Duty-free shopping is limited, but there are some items, including perfume, jewellery, cigarettes and alcohol.

For souvenirs with local flavour look for works by local artists, such as ceramics and sculptures.

Are there nude beaches?
There are no nude beaches in St Eustatius.

What are the main industries?
The main industries are tourism, oil transfer and a medical school.

What native dishes should I try?
The national dish is goat meat, peas and rice. Other dishes to try include barbecued chicken and ribs, fresh seafood, such as red snapper, conch (pronounced conk), grouper, shrimp and Caribbean lobster, and fresh fruits, such as papaya and mangoes.

Can I use my calling card from here?
AT&T: Service is available for calling the US only and may not be available from every phone or pay phone. Dial 001-800-872-2881 + area code + local number and follow the voice prompts. Service is available for use with AT&T Calling Cards, AT&T Corporate Cards, American Express, Diners Club, Discover/NOVUS, MasterCard and Visa.

BT: no service available

Canada Direct: no service available

MCI MinutePass: Service is available at hotels, pay phones and ports of entry. Dial 001-800-888-8000.

Sprint: Dial 1-800-877-8000. An English-speaking Sprint phone operator will request your Sprint Foncard number.

For more information see the section in General Info: Telecommunications.

How should I dress to go out?
Dress in St Eustatius is casual. Still, it is unacceptable to wear bathing suits, short shorts and short tank tops in public. Men should wear shirts in public. Lightweight cotton clothing is suitable. Casually elegant is the norm for evenings. You may want to bring a light sweater/jacket for evenings.

Can I use my hair dryer and electric shaver?
Electricity is 110 AC, 60 Hz, which is the same as in North America.

How much should I tip?
Tip about 15%. Some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 15% surcharge to your bill. It is not necessary to leave an additional tip unless you feel the service was above average.

Disclaimer: Information is provided as a service to visitors and is updated regularly. All information should be verified prior to travel.

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