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Great way to understand Saba

Hiking “the ladder” will provide a visitor with an understanding of why Saba and her people were... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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Must be in good shape

This is not an easy hike but well worth the view . It will take you down to wells bay , you can... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Anthony D
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Hiking “the ladder” will provide a visitor with an understanding of why Saba and her people were isolated for so long. With all supplies and visitors having to make their way up this climb (AFTER having to transfer from a ship to a small boat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is not an easy hike but well worth the view . It will take you down to wells bay , you can recover by sitting on the beach ( rocks ) again not an easy hike but worth the effort , leave early in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a steep walk with magnificent views. You'll remember the milestones after the trip (the big tree, the big stone, the custum house) for quite some time because they kept you going. The upper part is in the shade, the lower part in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting hike to see how supplies were once brought onto the island. Half way down there is the remains of the old customs house. It’s is best to to this hike early in morning as this a warmer part of the island. It’s...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BSAP
Reviewed April 29, 2017

5 family member hike down this ladder was an amazing hike! Beautiful views and once at the bottom we enjoyed a fantastic swim at the beach where the water was soooo warm and the waves were shielded by a ship that had run ashore there....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank brylin2015
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Do not miss the steps down to Ladder Bay; it will educate you as to the ruggedness of the island, and the fortitude of the men and women, who founded and developed Saba. The steps up the side of the island, and the Bay, along...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

My Husband and I did "the 800 steps" as our one and only hike in Saba....we did this after diving which was a mistake. If you dive do any hiking before diving. There are about 800 steps before you get to the 800 steps and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank moogie63
Reviewed December 14, 2016

A great testament to the islanders who lived here before WW2, and the human spirit required to make this place home

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 946ilmark
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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank billcmc46
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