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Address: The Bottom Netherlands Antilles, The Bottom, Saba
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Extremely tiring but worth it!

A great work out! & a beautiful view of the ocean! Be sure to prep for the weather wear sun screen, safe comfortable shoes and to have a sufficient amount of water (you'll be very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A great work out! & a beautiful view of the ocean! Be sure to prep for the weather wear sun screen, safe comfortable shoes and to have a sufficient amount of water (you'll be very thirsty)!

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

a tough climb, but in a beautiful environment. put your picking shoes on and take loads of water. you'll feel a new man after you've climbed back up again and have experienced what some men used to do several times a day, as there didn't use to be anywhere for ships to dock, they just had to lift it all... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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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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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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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