Top 10 Places to visit in Haiti
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Haiti is an island country in the Caribbean and shares its area with the country Dominion Republic. Haiti has suffered from a massive earthquake in 2010 but most of its old buildings and relics of the 19th century remained safe and are still intact. The country Haiti is so beautiful that it looks like a scene from a romantic movie. Gentle waves touching the golden sand of quiet beaches, High mountains, and dense vegetation make sunset a memorable movement for tourists. Port-au-Prince is a famous place in Haiti and also known as the capital of Haiti since the independence of the country in 1804.
In this blog, we will like to share with you the top 10 places to visit in Haiti. We had selected places on the basis of tourist reviews and ratings of other sites. One of the good reasons for teenagers to visit Haiti is that the drinking age in this country is only 16. So, teenagers can enjoy boozing here legally.
Let’s explore 10 places to visit in Haiti
In the north area of Haiti, a spectacular port is there, known as Labadee. A well-known private resort, Labadee is a paradise and belongs to Royal Caribbean International Cruise. Water on Labadee beaches is crystal clear and beaches here are sandy. Labadee is a very famous tourist destination in Haiti. The beach secluded between high mountains is also a hub for adventure sports like water sports, snorkeling, and zip-lining. Apart from adventure sports, lush green vegetation, and white sandy beaches, you can also shop from local vendors.
An enchanting waterfall on the hills of Jacmel in Haiti is a very famous tourist destination. If you are visiting this waterfall you will see the spectacular scenery around while enjoying jumping and bathing in cold water. For hikers, there is a trail that goes to Basin makes the place a must-visit place in Haiti.
Citadelle Laferriere is a fort made on the top of a mountain, an amazing structure constructed after the independence of the country. The reason behind building this amazing structure on the top of the mountain was to ensure the safety of Haiti from the French invasion. This fortress is one of the biggest in the whole Caribbean and is a stunning site for everyone. This building was also nominated as the UNESCO world heritage site in 1982. Laferriere is also called the eighth wonder of the world and a must-visit place in Haiti.
Sans Souci Palace
This palace was built for the famous King Henry I, who was formerly a slave and then turned into a king. But in the major earthquake of 1842, it partially destroyed. Now many collapsed staircases and astonishing high arch windows can be seen at this must-visit place in Haiti. This place has its comparison with the palace of France. The Historical roots of this place are very deep and the beauty of this place is so unique that it will take your breath away.
Kokoye Beach is an ideal beach in Haiti whose pictures are used worldwide to show the example of Caribbean beaches. With blue water and white sand, and large palm trees swaying in the warm breeze makes the place a must-visit place in Haiti. This beach is pictured on almost all holiday brochures of Haiti. Kokoye beach is very famous for snorkeling and is not easily accessible so only a limited number of tourists can visit this gem. If you are interested in visiting the beach where you can get some me time, then this beach is perfect for you. The only way to reach this area is by trekking or by boat.
Gelee beach is the longest sand beach in Haiti. The aroma of coconut on this beach makes it pleasant and the best tourist destination in Haiti. In the sea, you can see fishing boats doing their job. If you are visiting this spectacular beach near August you will find many dancers and singers here preparing for the festival, Fete Notre Dame. This is a famous romantic location in Haiti and the cherry on the cake is that some of the best seafood restaurants are also present at this beach. There are many pasturelands near the beach so don’t get shocked if you see some cows also enjoying the beach
Saut – Mathurine
Saut – Mathurine is the wonderful and biggest waterfall on the island of Haiti. The Source of this waterfall is Riviere De Cavaillon. Tourists can enjoy swimming here and for persons who don’t know swimming, they can do paddling in this clear water region. A breathtaking view of the mountains and greenery of this area will make you spellbound. It is a memorable experience for nature lovers and a must-visit place in Haiti for all.
Amiga Island gives you a panoramic view of natural beauty. It is a famous tourist destination in Haiti where to enjoy the view, you have to take a boat ride. This ride feels enchanted when you get to see some of the best islands of Haiti and unique in the Caribbean. This is a perfect place for snorkeling, where you can see coral reefs, have close look at marine life or you can just relax on the white sand and swim in the waters of Amiga island. Fruit punch on this island is very good in taste so make sure to have one, if you visit this island.
Bay of Acul
As popular as north Acul Bay, this tourist destination in Haiti is very beautiful and popular. The water sports are also available on the north Acul bay. Like the shelter of Columbus, this bay has a history. Locals claim that this is the bay where Christopher Columbus has taken a rest on his first voyage. You can spend your time exploring this wonderful land when visiting Haiti.
Currently, Fort Jacques is just the ruins of a grand castle of Haiti in past. In the capital of Port-au-Prince, covered in the vicinity of the jungle a large and magnificent fort is situated. If you are in this area, then don’t miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of Fort Jacques. In the fort there are still some canons are available which are not in use and corroded with time. From the top of the fort, you can have a sight showing central plains. Looking at the history while enjoying the central plains makes the place a must-visit place in Haiti.
So, These are the some of top places to visit in Haiti based on the people’s reviews and tourist recommendations. Apart from giving a glimpse of tourist destinations, we will also tell you about the dos and don’ts of the country.
Do not involve in any type of fight with locals whether verbal or physical. Keep distance from beggars and don’t entertain them. Always review the hotel comments before booking a hotel and inquire about the safety of the hotel room before you book it. Avoid booking rooms in shady areas. Never enter an empty restaurant and don’t get friendly with a hotel or restaurant. Be alert always and keep your Id with you while roaming. Do not trust strangers and don’t leave your documents in the hotel room.
Happy Traveling !