A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) vs. Antigua Guatemala for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) or Antigua Guatemala?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) and Antigua Guatemala. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) or Antigua Guatemala?

Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)

An island of the Caribbean Netherlands, St. Eustatius, sometimes called Statia, is a small, relatively unknown destination to the greater tourist areas of the Caribbean. As a result, however, it is its own treasure consisting of a dormant volcano known as the Quill and featuring a lush rainforest, narrow volcanic beaches, many dive sites, and a quaint harbor town.

Antigua Guatemala

Before a disastrous earthquake in 1773, Antigua was the colonial capital of Guatemala. For 200 years it had reigned as so and today shows remnants of its glorious past with Spanish colonial buildings and other architectural landmarks still standing. Due to this large amount of preserved architecture, Antigua was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is now the most touristed city of Guatemala.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Guatemala City, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Guatemala.

Which place is cheaper, Antigua Guatemala or Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) is $188, while the average daily cost in Antigua Guatemala is $63. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) and Antigua Guatemala in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $92
    Antigua Guatemala $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $184
    Antigua Guatemala $44
Compare Hotels in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) and Antigua Guatemala

Looking for a hotel in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) or Antigua Guatemala? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)

Hotels in Antigua Guatemala

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Antigua Guatemala Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $70
    Antigua Guatemala $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius):

  • ST Kitts private Luxury Air Port Transfer: $300
  • Catamaran Party Cruise to Nevis from St Kitts with Transfer from Frigate Bay: $150
  • St. Kitts Hotel Transfers: $80
  • Private Airport Transfer to Belmont Estate Farm, Kititian Hill: $70
  • International Airport/Private Jet Terminal Transfers: $67
  • St. Christophe Harbour Transfers: $67
  • Private transfer from Park Hyatt & water taxi to R.L.B Airport: $45
  • Shared or Private St Kitts Airport Roundtrip Transfer : $32
  • St. Kitts-Nevis Airport-Hotel Shared or Private Transfers: $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antigua Guatemala

Also for Antigua Guatemala, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • One way private transfer to GuatemalaCity: $74
  • One way private transfer to Panajachel: $214
  • One way shared transfer to El Paredon: $34
  • One way shared transfer to Flores, Peten: $79
  • One way shared transfer to Panajachel: $31
  • One way shared transfer to Rio Dulce: $59
  • Antigua: One way shared transfer to Semuc Champey, Lanquin: $54
  • From Antigua: Transfer to Guatemala City: $75
  • Guatemala City: One way Shared Transfer to Antigua: $24
  • Private Ground Transfer From Antigua To Guatemala City Airport: $23
  • Private Transfer From Antigua to Guatemala City / Airport: $50
  • Private Transfer from Antigua Guatemala to La Aurora Airport: $45

Is it cheaper to fly into Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) or Antigua Guatemala?

Prices for flights to both Antigua Guatemala and Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $51
    Antigua Guatemala $14

Typical Food Prices in Antigua Guatemala

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Antigua Guatemala:

  • Lunch
  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antigua Guatemala

For Antigua Guatemala, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Traditional Guatemalan Cooking Class with a Local Family: $60
  • Antigua: Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Experience with Locals: $60
  • Private Street Food Tour in Antigua Guatemala: $65
  • Antigua: Cooking Class with Local Family: $74
  • Street Food Tour Around Antigua: $75
  • Local Street Food Tour of Antigua: $75
  • Market food tour and tortilla workshop: $79
  • Market and Mayan Cooking Class: $80
  • Guatemalan Cooking Class & Market Tour: $85
  • Foodie & street food tour: $85
  • Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class in Antigua: $90
  • Private Cooking Class of Typical Guatemalan Dishes: $95

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $37
    Antigua Guatemala $15

Tours and Activities in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius)

Here are a few actual costs in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3 Hours Private Royal Highlight Tour in St. Kitts: $260
  • 3.5hr Private Power Catamaran Snorkel and Beach Experience: $155
  • 5hr Private Powered Catamaran Snorkel and Beach Experience with Lunch: $178
  • ATV Tour of St Kitts: $110
  • An Exciting, Scenic and Historical Island Tour : $150
  • Basseterre Food and Walking Tour: $77
  • Basseterre Plantation Private Half Day Tour: $60
  • Best of St. Kitts Private Half Day Tour: $240
  • Half-Island Tour of St Kitts: $46
  • Historical Basseterre and Beach Experience : $36
  • Jungle Bikes ATV Adventure & Beach Tour in St. Kitts: $145
  • Jungle Bikes ATV Tour in St Kitts: $110

Tours and Activities in Antigua Guatemala

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Antigua Guatemala.

  • Artisan Shoemaking & Leather Craft Tour: $10
  • Half-Day Walking Tour: $20
  • Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala : $20
  • La Antigua Horror Stories Night Walking Tour: $20
  • Guided Walking Tour in Antigua Guatemala: $20
  • Guided Walking Tour Legends of Antigua Guatemala: $20
  • Express tour in Antigua: $20
  • Antigua walking tour: Highlights, history, cultural.: $23
  • Walking Tour of the Wonders of La Antigua Guatemala: $25
  • Antigua Walking Tour Morning and Afternoon: $25
  • City Highlights Guided Walking Tour: $25
  • Chocolate workshop; gastronomic experience of cocoa.: $28

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) $26
    Antigua Guatemala $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Antigua Guatemala

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Antigua Guatemala:

  • Antigua Bar Crawl: $26

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) and Antigua Guatemala, we can see that Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) is more expensive. And not only is Antigua Guatemala much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) is in Caribbean Islands and Antigua Guatemala is in Central America, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Antigua Guatemala would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antigua Guatemala and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) than you might in Antigua Guatemala.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) Expensive? and Is Antigua Guatemala Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) or Antigua Guatemala?

Antigua Guatemala has a larger population, and is about 40 times larger than the population of Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius). When comparing the sizes of Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius) and Antigua Guatemala, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.