Holidays in Queen's Staircase

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Queen\'s Staircase showing rainforest

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.

894 Cheap Hotels Near Queen's Staircase

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is AU$430 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (85 reviews)
"The resort was relaxing and tranquil since I arrived in the winter time which is their low season. Everything was pretty convenient and the hotel was close to everything we needed. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for a peace oasis."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

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! (1,663 reviews)
"This property is very grand and clean. The food is good but not great. I would reccomend this place to stay for people with families. It is basically a giant water park for kids. There's no real adult section."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$453 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,067 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Queen's Staircase Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Towne Hotel
Towne Hotel
3 out of 5
40, George Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is AU$192 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
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The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
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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$453 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
The price is AU$430 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
4 out of 5
Number One Bay St, Nassau
The price is AU$356 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
The Cove at Atlantis
The Cove at Atlantis
5 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$947 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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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
Tangerine Sunsets Murcott
Third Ter., Nassau, New Providence Island
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
West Bay Street At Nassau Street, Nassau
The price is AU$257 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.