Statia is a small island and lightly visited, so as a result there are only a handful of hotels to choose from. But that's not a bad thing: you won't need to spend hours searching for somewhere to stay, and you'll find most lodging surprisingly affordable.
A six-room guesthouse with simple whitewashed rooms, the Country Inn offers free wifi, air conditioning, and breakfast (the latter upon request) to guests. The budget-priced inn doesn't offer too much in the way of ambiance but is located close to the airport (walking distance, actually) in the pleasant Concordia neighborhood.
This small seaside hotel has 20 comfortable rooms (singles, doubles, and suites) with air conditioning, cable TV, in-room refrigerators and balconies or terraces. Behind the hotel are the ruins of an old merchant warehouse and the pool; in front is a beach bar and a restaurant specializing in West Indies and Creole cuisine. A budget hotel within walking distance of Oranjestad and a dive shop.
Walk to the Oranje Bay beach from this small, lushly landscaped hotel boasting seaview, seafront, and garden view rooms, suites and apartments as well as a pool, hot tub and honor bar. All of the cliffside rooms have refrigerators, wifi, cable TV, and ceiling fans; some have air conditioning. Pet-lovers will enjoy meeting the owners dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.; those with allergies may want to look elsewhere.
Address1 Oranjebaai Oranjestad, Oranjestad, Caribbean Netherlands
The toniest hotel on Statia has 18 deluxe rooms, mostly garden-view but two facing the ocean. All have king beds, AC, and cable; some have refrigerators. Rates start at $195 nightly. There's a private pool in the garden of this historic building, and ocean swimming is a short walk away. A gorgeous brick bar and restaurant serves guests a three-course dinner a la carte or as part of the "half board" option. Close to several dive shops and the major historic sites of Oranjestad.
Bungalow-style, one- and two-bedroom rooms with full kitchens and waterview terraces make this a unique lodging option on Statia. All rooms have free wifi, and guests can relax by the seaside freshwater pool or at the bar. Rates start at $165 nightly. The resort is slightly off the beaten path, so you'll need a rental car or cab if you want to explore the island.
Two-room modern apartments for rent in central Oranjestad sleep up to four with a separate bedroom and sofa bed, plus a full kitchen, flat-screen TVs, washing machines, balconies, and terraces with barbecues. In short, a great place for an extended stay on Statia. Rates: $250 nightly or $1,400 weekly.
Homestays in Statia
Interested in staying with a local family in Statia? The local tourist board runs a home stay program where you can meet the island's friendly people and learn about the culture while paying under $100 per night for your stay. To inquire, fill out the form on the Statia Tourism website.