Skip to main content

$200,000 restoration project begins to enhance one of Nassau’s most treasured historical landmarks and preserve the history of the destination.

NASSAU, The Bahamas, February 14, 2024 – The Nassau & Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) has launched a comprehensive restoration project for The Queen’s Staircase, one of Nassau’s most renowned historic landmarks. Through this $200,000 initiative, the Promotion Board aims to preserve and enhance this iconic spot steeped in rich history, ensuring its beauty for generations to come. 

Partnering with the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC), Elevations Plumbing, Sign Island and The Bahamas Ministry of Works, NPIPB will work to revitalize The Queen’s Staircase over the next two months and establish a routine of monthly maintenance to ensure the preservation of the restored features. The scope of work for the Queen's Staircase Restoration Project includes:

Repairing and Restoring the Water Feature:

  • Thorough examination and restoration of the water feature to its original glory
  • Replacement of damaged pipes, water pump, and filter for optimal functionality
  • Cleaning of the waterfall and the surrounding area, employing gentle pressure washing techniques to preserve historical integrity

Solar LED Lighting Installation:

  • Installation of state-of-the-art solar LED lighting within the water feature to enhance its visual appeal and sustainability

Lighting Replacement:

  • Upgrading the lighting systems in the staircase and walkway to improve visibility 


  • Landscaping to enhance the natural beauty of the Queen's Staircase surroundings

Upgrading Site Signage & Creating Info Plaque:

  • Enhancing site signage for increased wayfinding and visitor information
  • Installation of informative plaque detailing the historical significance of the Queen's Staircase

Pest Control:

  • Implementing effective pest control measures to safeguard the structure and surroundings

Monthly Maintenance:

  • Establishing a routine monthly maintenance schedule to ensure the ongoing preservation of the restored features.

“With its historical significance and architectural splendor, The Queen’s Staircase holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. I am thrilled to be launching this restoration project to ensure it remains a treasured spot for years to come,” said Joy Jibrilu, CEO of Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. “This restoration project reflects the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board's commitment to improving product quality, development, and tourism infrastructure in Nassau & Paradise Island, and we look forward to seeing our cultural landmark returned to its full glory.”

Hand-carved by approximately 600 formerly enslaved people, the impressive staircase was officially named in honor of the over 60-year reign of Queen Victoria, who signed a declaration to abolish slavery on her ascension to the throne in 1837. 

“Built in the mid 1830’s, The Queen’s Staircase was only meant to be a hidden pedestrian access to the Eastern portion of the local community. However, the ingenuity shown by formerly enslaved people, carving sixty-six steps using rudimentary tools into a former limestone quarry, is a remarkable achievement. It is no wonder that for almost 200 years this staircase has become such a prominent tourist attraction,” said Rosel Moxey, Chair of the AMMC Board. “What was once meant to be invisible, has been observed, photographed, and traversed by millions, with many more visitors expected in the future thanks to this project.” 



About Nassau & Paradise Island:

Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas is known for having some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, turquoise blue water, the Caribbean’s best entertainment and a spectrum of resorts from ultra-exclusive to family friendly. This convenient destination is serviced by several non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities. Less than an hour from South Florida and less than three hours from New York City, Nassau & Paradise Island is so close, yet feels like it’s a world away. Additional information about where to stay and incredible value-added packages may be found at


Media Contacts:

Ella Chancellor / Carter Long     

Lou Hammond Group                                            


[email protected] / [email protected]




Nassau & Paradise Island Media Inquiries

For more information about Nassau & Paradise Island or to request a visit, please contact Lou Hammond Group at [email protected]. Please note your specific request and deadline, if applicable, in the email.

Lou Hammond Group

Telephone: (470) 568-3800

[email protected]