Holidays in Queen's Staircase

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Named to celebrate the 65 years of Queen Victoria’s rule, these limestone stairs flanked by a waterfall are an important landmark in the nation’s capital.

The Bahamas may be known for their idyllic beaches and Caribbean culture, but the most popular attraction in the capital of Nassau is an 18th-century colonial staircase. Carved out of solid limestone by slaves, the Queen’s Staircase is still considered a great feat of architecture and construction. The stairs were created between 1793 and 1794 and were later named for Queen Victoria to acknowledge her 65 years of rule, honoring her for her drive to abolish slavery.

Together, the 65 steps lead to Bennet’s Hill, about 102 feet (31 meters) above. The staircase is a picturesque destination and a useful one, cutting out much of the journey for those wanting to reach Fort Fincastle and the Nassau Water Tower.

Nestled between two walls, the staircase is sheltered from the heat of the city and offers a beautifully tranquil location. Arrive early in the morning to have the staircase all to yourself, ideal for those wanting a photograph free of other tourists. Reach beyond the steps to run your hands through the waterfall as it cascades alongside the stairs. The artificial waterfall was created to enhance the visual appeal of the location.

The steps are steep and straight, but not overly challenging. While climbing the steps, take note of the way they have been carved. Axe marks can be seen in many of the steps. As you reach the top you’ll hear the cacophony of local vendors hawking snacks, drinks and souvenirs. Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower are immediately to your right and lookout points with excellent views of the city are nearby.

The Queen’s Staircase is located in central Nassau, just a short walk from the city harbor. A road leads to its summit, so those unable to climb the steps will still have an opportunity to take in the views from Bennet’s Hill. The stairs are open daily.

882 Cheap Hotels Near Queen's Staircase

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
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The price is AU$356 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Downtown Nassau, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Junkanoo Beach. ...
4/5 Very Good! (65 reviews)
"Everything was great. Staff were really helpful, I was lucky to have early check-in and they upgraded my room which was a nice surprise. They even sent someone to knock on my door because I didn’t answer the phone for my wakeup call. The only negative I couldn’t get the music to work in my room, ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2021

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Paradise Lagoon Beach South and Cabbage Beach. Paradise ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,694 reviews)
"a lot to do but food choices not so good and the rooms are out dated and the shower needs to be remodeled."

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2021

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Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$417 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Blue ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,098 reviews)
"The staff at Warwick is outstanding. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable. The pool was nice, bar was conveniently located. The only complaint was the fact that construction was.going on at the property next door. (This wouldn't prevent me from staying there again and it isn't the fault of Warwick. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2021

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
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Courtyard by Marriott Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach
Courtyard by Marriott Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach
3.5 out of 5
West Bay Street, Nassau
The price is AU$321 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is AU$356 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The Royal at Atlantis
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$417 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
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British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
4 out of 5
Number One Bay St, Nassau
The price is AU$372 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
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The Reef at Atlantis
The Reef at Atlantis
4.5 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
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Tangerine Sunsets Murcott
Third Ter., Nassau, New Providence Island
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The Cove at Atlantis
The Cove at Atlantis
5 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$797 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
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Luxury Apt
35 Honeyburn Lane, Danottage Estates, Nassau, New Providence Island
The price is AU$330 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
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