Best things to do in Haiti

Located in The Caribbean, Haiti used to be one of the hottest vacation destination. A country full of history and rich in culture, with beautiful beaches and stunning mountain regions.

Port-Au-Prince is the capital and most populous city in Haiti. Located on the magnificent bay of the Gulf of Ganave, the city has been a busy port since its beginnings.

Although tourism has been affected due to Haiti’s political and economical problems and its semi-destruction by the earthquake in 2010, the city still attracts thousands of visitors each year.


The Sans Souci Palace, often called the Palaces of Versailles of the Caribbean, was the primary royal residence of Henri Christophe, former slave and leader of the Haitian slave revolution, who self-proclaimed the first (and only) king of Haiti in 1811.

The Palace was built from 1810 to 1813. Located at the base of the mountain range in the town of Milot (former french plantation) and just 3 miles (5 km) northeast of The Citadelle, it was the most important among the nine palaces Christophe built during his reign.


The Citadelle la Ferriere is a 19th century fortress located on the top of the 2952.76 feet (900 mt) height Bonnet à l’Evêque mountain in Haiti. One of the most popular attractions in Haiti, with a great history and an important landmark of the country. The majority of the fort is accessible to tourists.

Its strategic location allowed Haitians to have an optimal sight to avoid future invasions. It is still the biggest fortress in America, with 130 feet height (40 mt), an area of 107,650 sq ft (10,000 sq mt), 4 meters thick walls and 365 cannons of different sizes, a Haitian icon and symbol of independence featured in currency, stamps and postcards.


Swim in the Bassin Bleu

Located in the mountains northwest of Jacmel, Bassin Bleu (or blue pool) is a series of hidden waterfalls and basins, three mineral-rich (cobalt, to be specific) pools linked by waterfalls, some of the most beautiful natural swimming pools in Haiti.

The three pools are Bassin Clair, Bassin Bleu and Bassin Palmiste. The three pools offer cool, pristine and bright blue waters, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Haiti.


Visit Labadee

Located in the north of Haiti, Labadee is a port resort known for its lush jungles and beautiful beaches. The resort has an exclusive contract with Royal CaribbeanCelebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises until 2050, which makes it an exclusive destination.

It is ideal for both looking for relax or some adrenaline fun. Once of the hidden gems of the Caribbean, there is so much to do you will never get bored.

The creole cuisine comes from a mix of cultures and flavors from the Taino Indians, the Spanish, the French and the Africans, in addition to some Middle Eastern influences.
Creole is similar to “criollo” in Spanish, a style of cuisine found in The Caribbean.

This multi-cultural cuisine is simple yet delicious, famous for its strong flavors, with many different spices and some spicy tones. There are many delicious dishes for you to try when you visit (or perhaps even at a creole restaurant in your city).