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New Golden Rock Resort, Sint Eustatius

by Ron Bernthal

May 26, 2022

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Golden Rock Resort, the upscale, contemporary lifestyle property, opened in 2021 on the remote Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius. Compared to many other Caribbean islands, Sint Eustatius (aka Statia) is not known for mass tourism.

 

Golden Rock Resort

© Golden Rock Resort

 

With no casinos and no non-stop flights, most visitors to Sint Eustatius come for the hiking trails, dive sites and a few small museums. The island’s capital, Oranjestad, has only 1,000 residents, not be confused with Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, with its population of  29,000.

 

The hip, beautifully designed 32-room Golden Rock Resort has already attracted new interest in visiting this unspoiled island. With its signature restaurant, Breeze, and miles of unobstructed views of the ocean and the neighboring islands of St. Kitts and St.Martin/Sint Maarten, it may not be an unknown Caribbean gem much longer.

 

Golden Rock Resort

© Golden Rock Resort

 

Located at the base of a green, dormant volcano known as The Quill, the resort and Breeze, named after the refreshing breezes on the restaurant’s terrace, is the first phase of Golden Rock’s development. The property will will add 28 villas and 17 lodges by late summer.

 

Breeze offers 164 seats and is open daily for all meals and late-night drinks. Breeze’s chef,  Matthias Fischer, encourages resort guests to be daring with their palette, as he created menus highlighting delicacies like Caribbean-spiced filet mignon with sun-choke puree, seasoned vegetables in a tamarind demi-glace; curry chicken Napoleon with peanut butter sauce; Caribbean bouillabaisse with mussels, clams, tuna, prawns and lobster in a tomato lobster broth; and tiger shrimp brochette with sun-dried tomato and vegetable julienne with fettuccine pasta in a red bell pepper coconut sauce.

 

Golden Rock Resort

© Golden Rock Resort

 

The resort’s vegetable garden supplies an abundance of fresh ingredients to create a wide variety of flavorful dining and excellent cocktails. Drinks with names like Statia Flower, Golden Rock Mojito and JB’s Jewel are offered at the bar.

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