I have met many people in the Caribbean that are from Statia, but they moved to some of the other Leeward Islands (St Martin, St Kitts, Etc) because it was to quiet for them on St Eustatius (known as Statia). It is true there is no night life on Statia and during the day you can either walk along the lower part of town (where all the old warehouse and wharf ruins are) or through town on the way up the Quill (a dormant volcano). With that said, I took two different charters there from St Barts in June and both charters loved Statia so much the day and night spent there was either their favorite island or second favorite. So, when you read or are told that there is nothing to do on Statia keep in mind that I and my guest love this small island.
Have you ever been there? If so, what did you think of Statia?