The Caribbean Netherlands is a name under which three islands, St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire are compiled. These are the territories that used to be under Dutch colonial influence and nowadays are considered great destinations for eco-tourism. Here are some of the sites you might wish to see if you happen to visit these islands.
Mount Scenery Hike, Saba
Mount Scenery is the highest point in the area and a summit of a volcano. Naturally, it is a perfect place for hiking. The largest town in Saba is Windwardside, which is also the perfet starting point for climbers. The climb is not easy, but the panoramic view that is waiting for you at the top is rewarding.
Washington-Slagbaai National Park, Bonaire
the best way to get around this amazing spot of nature is by a car since the roads are dirty and rugged. The species living in the area are diverse and include flamingos, parakeets, iguanas and herons. From the highest point, Subi Brandaris, you can even spot the coast of Venezuela, on exeptionally clear days.
Klein Bonaire, Bonaire
This small, uninhabited island is a heaven on Earth for those seeking pristine beaches to relax at, or divers looking for a diverse marine life. Don’t forget to visit the No Name Beach, that holds the reputation of being the best beach on Bonaire.
Mangrove Kayak Tours, Bonaire
If you like kayaking, don’t miss doing so in the woods of Lac Bay. This tour will make sure you learn a lot about the local wildlife and enjoy yourself while doing it.
Oranjestad, St. Eustatius
Oranjestad is the only town on St. Eustatius. It used to be a merchant center, and there are plenty of examples of both 18th-century as well as contemporary architecture that you can admire and explore.