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Address: The Bottom Netherlands Antilles, The Bottom, Saba

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Real history

A fantastic hike down "The Ladder" provides a real historic experience. The beginning is easy, but the final part to the beach is really tough, especially the climb upwards.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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Beccles, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A fantastic hike down "The Ladder" provides a real historic experience. The beginning is easy, but the final part to the beach is really tough, especially the climb upwards.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I couldn't even think of going back up once I was half way down. The stairs are steep and they take the wind out of you if you are not someone who runs a marathon or goes to gym 7 days a week. But other than that I would recommend everyone to visit this place if you are in Saba.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We sailed to Saba Island, a small volcanic island of just 2,000 inhabitants and part of the Netherlands from St. Barts on a Dream Yacht Charters 50-foot catamaran with 10 (5 couples, all friends and most that have sailed together before) aboard. After clearing in at Fort Bay we sailed over to Ladder Bay and moored offshore in 60 feet... More 

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Tortola
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

its the coming back up that tough! i agree with HeadSOuth, that i'm glad i wan't around when it was the only way to get things up there. Its a great place to visit, and a nice walk to do, expect to sweat a lot, but its very rewarding. and when you get to the top of the ladder, then... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

not so easy coming back. 479 steps from the ocean to the road, the road is still pretty much up hill to get anywhere after that though if you have a car you can park fairly close to the top of the stairs. For many years this stairway was used to bring all supplies the island from groceries to pianos.... More 

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