Beach lovers on Easter Monday afternoon. Packed beaches during Statia Easter weekend

ST. EUSTATIUS–On Sunday and Monday, the beach fronts on St. Eustatius were jam-packed with persons enjoying the Easter holiday. Hundreds turned out. Especially families were seen having fun and partying to the music of their choice.

Boat trips from neighbouring Saba and St. Kitts, as well as flights brought many visitors to the island to take part in the Easter festivities that were planned for everyone’s enjoyment.

Statians residing in St. Maarten also travelled to their home island to celebrate. Students also came home from Bonaire and Curaçao.

The St. Eustatius Red Cross was on hand to assist when needed and to ensure that young children and adults were conducting themselves with safety in mind.

Government provided a school bus for transportation of persons who wished to travel to the beach. Even though the street was reported to be closed off, this did not occur. Vehicles went back and forth during the partying on the beach.

Normally, persons would walk down Bay Path, but due to cliff erosion the path was fenced off. Persons, nevertheless, managed to bypass the fencing and walk up and down the Path. Onlookers were, however, unable to stand on Hill Head to look over towards the beach.

Children as well as adults strutted their stuff in the various styles of beachwear. Rebels HD band, Turbulanzz band, Ras Kelly and Rythm Band and Nu Vibes band, as well as private persons entertained the revellers until the time allotted to play music had been reached. There also was a variety of dishes and drinks available on the beach.

Rebels Band HD manager Wayne Spanner and Elsbeth Schmidt of Turbulannz expressed gratitude to all who came out and supported them during the Easter weekend.

Source: The Daily Herald