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Address: The Bottom Netherlands Antilles, The Bottom, Saba

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Glad not to be climbing these

This location visible from the sea is astounding and a must see. A large piano was carried up these stairs in order to be played on the island. Queen Juliana climbed these stairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bracebridge, Canada
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Bracebridge, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location visible from the sea is astounding and a must see. A large piano was carried up these stairs in order to be played on the island. Queen Juliana climbed these stairs as well and refused to be carried up on someone's back as royalty and wealthy used to do. A great site to see and NOT climb.

Thank 946ilmark
Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is the place where the first boats docked for many years to make the treacherous climb up the side of the mountain to get to the city nestled on top. Hard to believe this lasted for centuries as the only way to the village carrying very heavy cargo.

Thank billcmc46
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Great dive with SeaSaba. Went to the hot springs and saw turtles, eels, etc... Thanks CAPT Anna for a great afternoon! Would definitely recommend SeaSaba for diving. They are a very organized and professional outfit. Our scuba gear was set up for us prior to our arrival. Truly a first class outfit.

Thank rickchurch1
Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Great rainforest hike. Beautiful views. Very steep, not for the faint of heart. And while you are walking, don't forget that it was built by hand to carry supplies up to the bottom.

Thank rubirubiroo
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Unbelievable everything at one pony came up these steps. Several hundred steps up the cliff to small building customs house that was the original only way only things came on island. Great dive reefs in front of it that give nice views by boat.

Thank MikeJennyQ
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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)!

Thank anmolkaur09
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Lovedsaba
Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

1 Thank John J
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank Dip G
Plano, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

2 Thank William H

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