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

Those wishing to visit Ninety-Nine Steps may choose to book their trip in downtown Charlotte Amalie, as guests staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Even though the region isn't swarming with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a good selection of lodging options to pick from.

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

There is a modest selection neighboring open air enterprises to get in on while you and your party are not touring Ninety-Nine Steps. Visitors with an interest in trying out their aptitude at the golf course, might want to do so at the most convenient golfing option, which is Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. Free hours can also be filled with time at Magens Bay, the most close-by beach. Additionally, you may run into a couple more beach and golf choices in the region. Guests will discover multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two more interesting sites nearby you may want to check out--Haagensen House and Educators Park.


Contact Information

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


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