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

Downtown Charlotte Amalie is a good option for those wishing to visit Ninety-Nine Steps, because travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. There is a reasonable selection of lodgings around the region around this historical site.

Hotels near Ninety-Nine Steps
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel -- --
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B -- --
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) WNW
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (1.4 km) E
The Green Iguana Hotel Hotel -- --
The Crystal Palace B & B -- --
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Guests at Ninety-Nine Steps will have access to one or two island activities like working on their golf game and taking to the coast within traveling distance. Guests who are interested in testing their talents on the green, will want to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, there's no need to fret - go over to Magens Bay, the most convenient beach to visit. Though the selection might be scarce, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor activities to choose from nearby. Historic site visitors will also find multiple other local attractions within a reasonable distance. There are two places you may enjoy -Haagensen House and Educators Park- which are both located within just a few miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

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


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