Hope Estate Archeological Site

While at first glance this site may seem nothing more than another piece of land in Saint Martin's center, this area was actually the site of an Arawak Village built around 500 BC, and not abandoned until 450 AD. Archaeologist have been able to find artifacts here including pottery and ruins of the ancient village.


The Hope Estate Archaeological Association is in charge of excavating Hope Estate, and over the years has amassed a huge collection of pottery and other artifacts, plus through the excavation of tombs learned about the Arawak peoples burial process. A tour of this site offered by the association will how off a number of the dig sites and uncovered artifacts.

Staying Close

Hope Estate Archeological Site is located in an area within St. Martin, which means travelers to this part of St. Martin will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There is a reasonable selection of lodgings in the area within the vicinity of this historical site.

Hotels near Hope Estate Archeological Site
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Alizés Motel Guesthouse Guest house -- --
Hevea Inn Hotel -- --
Hotel L'Esplanade Hotel -- --
Le Belvedere Residence Hotel -- --
Le Petit Hotel Hotel -- --
Grand Case Beach Club Resort -- --
LOVE Hotel & Residence Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Active guests will enjoy visiting Grande-Case Beach, the most convenient beach to access from Hope Estate Archeological Site.


Operating Hours

All visits to the site are done by appointment only, and usually take around three hours to complete.


There is no cost to view the Hope Estate Archeological Site.

Contact Information

Location: Saint Martin, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten


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