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

Those wishing to visit Hope Estate Archeological Site may choose to book their trip in an area within St. Martin, as travelers to this area of St. Martin will have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Even though this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a fair number of lodgings to choose from.

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

If you're ready for some outdoor excitement, think about 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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