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Address: The Bottom Netherlands Antilles, The Bottom, Saba
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One of Several Must Do Hikes on Saba

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with shore based long boats, were how all supplies were brought to the island before... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the way back is taxing if you are not in decent shape. It is a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

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

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Bracebridge, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 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 royalty and wealthy used to do. A great site to see and NOT climb.

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 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.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 April 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.

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 February 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.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 January 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 July 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)!

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Reviewed 25 June 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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