Ninety-Nine Steps

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As some of the few remaining staircases built by the Danes around 1750, these stairs offer an insight as to the early urban planning and development the Danish government had done for the island. This particular staircase is still a convenient way to climb up the hills away from the coast.

What to Expect

For people wondering, yes you can climb the stairs. This steep staircase is open to all visitors that travel to the Virgin Islands.

Made from the ballast of old Danish trade ships, this stair case comes out to be not ninety-nine, but in fact one-hundred and three steps. While the steps where made for convenience, the slope is still rather steep, so prepare for a workout.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Charlotte Amalie if you plan on visiting Ninety-Nine Steps, since visitors to this area of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There are a suitable number of hotels in the neighborhood within the vicinity of Ninety-Nine Steps.

Hotels near Ninety-Nine Steps
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel 1829 Hotel -- --
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B -- --
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel -- --
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) WNW
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (1.4 km) E
The Green Iguana Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Ninety-Nine Steps guests will be able to enjoy a few options for outdoor activities like playing a few holes of golf and heading to the beach without having to look very hard. Visitors interested in testing their proficiency on the green, can do so at the closest option, which is Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. Many days can also be enjoyed at Magens Bay, the nearest beach. Although you won't find an extensive selection nearby, one or two other equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities to choose from nearby. Historic site visitors will also find multiple indoor attractions in this general area. Located only a short distance away are two more nearby places you may want to check out--Haagensen House and Educators Park.


Contact Information

Location: Between Kogens Gade and Blackbeard Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas


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