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  • Address: Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
In the old days of Imperial Empires and the early colonization of the Caribbean, tall ships would set their ballasts with huge stones and offload them when filling up with spices and other exotic Caribbean goods, leaving the stones as a reminder of their visit. Intrepid residents of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas have since decided to use these stones as a stairway up the city’s hills, which serves to remind residents of their colonial roots. 

What makes the 99 Steps (there are actually 103; 99 Steps has a better ring to it) an attraction, however, is the lush foliage on either side of the stairway and the spectacular view from high atop the mountain once you make the climb. At the top you'll see Black Beard’s Castle. Innovative explorers have learned that a cab can be taken up to the top to avoid walking up 103 stairs. It’s easy, however, to take the 99 Steps downward at a leisurely pace.

Practical Info

99 Steps is located in the town of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and is free for all.

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St Thomas Rum and Food Tour, St Thomas, null

St Thomas Rum and Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

If you’re the kind of traveler (not tourist) who likes to walk, listen, see and TASTE…this food tour is for you—a food tour and a city tour blended into one to ...  Read more

Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99
St Thomas Shopping and Sightseeing Half-Day Tour, St Thomas, Food Tours

St Thomas Shopping and Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

This half-day tour gives you an hour and a half of shopping time in the main Charlotte Amalie shopping area and a 2-hour historical sightseeing excursion of ...  Read more

Location: Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00

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