St. Eustatius - The Old Gin House and Scubaqua Diving

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Old Gin House

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St Eustatius Diving

Statia Volcano

The Old Gin House and Scubaqua Diving

Located on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius - an island that many call “Old School Caribbean” - the Old Gin House Hotel is a quaint waterfront hotel that offers tons of personality.  You will not find mass tourism, large casinos, or crowded shopping streets here.  Instead, you will find beautiful scenery, incredible diving, and welcoming people!  The island is located 30 miles south of St, Maarten.  Winair operates 5 daily flights from St. Maarten and the flight time is approximately 20 minutes.  There is also a regular ferry service to and from St. Maarten aboard the “Voyager One”.


The island of Statia is a volcanic island and does have volcanic sand beaches.  The main beach is located adjacent to the hotel.  The island’s nickname, the golden rock of the Caribbean, came about because it was a very wealthy trading spot during the Golden age of the Caribbean – with some 20,000 inhabitants and thousands of ships called at her shores. 


The Old Gin House has 18 impressive suites split up into 3 categories – 14 Garden View rooms, 2 Ocean Front rooms, and 2 one bedroom Suites.  All rooms are furnished with King Size mahogany beds and colonial style furniture.  The pool is located in the Garden, close to the Garden View rooms.  Pool towels and lounge chairs are available for your use.


The Hotel has a beautiful historic bar and restaurant, which is now located in the old Mooshay Bay Public House.  You will be surrounded by ambience and charm while being served everything ranging from classic cocktails to new recipes prepared by the chefs on site.  If you are coming with a group, you can arrange a private dining service for you and up to 11 other guests.  If you happen to go on a fishing excursion and catch something great, the chefs will be happy to prepare your fresh catch for dinner!


The front desk can help arrange many land excursions and tours, ranging from scooter rentals if you want to get out and explore on your own to guided walking history tours.  Wi-Fi is available for guests who bring their own laptop.  If you forgot yours, there is a computer available in the lobby.


Resort Amenities Include:

  • Beach Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Towel Service
  • Wi-Fi internet access

Suite Amenities Include:

  • Phone
  • Cable Television
  • Air conditioning
  • King Size Beds
  • Balcony seats
  • Hair Dryer (upon request)
  • Iron and Ironing Board (upon request)
  • Ocean Front rooms also have a small fridge


Diving is Statia is regarded as some of the best in the Caribbean.  Explore reefs, wrecks, pinnacles, and walls with Scubaqua Dive Center.  You can explore 36 dive sites – most of which are moored to protect the reef from anchorage.  Scubaqua offers low guest-to-guide ratio and dives for all levels.  So whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will be able to enjoy the true beauty of diving St. Eustatius!  They have 2 dive boats, a 26 foot Catamaran boat called Seahorse and a 27 foot single hull called Yellow Boat.  The majority of dive sites can be reached within a 5-20 minute boat ride from the harbor.   


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