Haiti

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    kateeya
    18 Feb 2020
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    I went for the first time to my mother’s land in January 2019. This trip was memorable to me in many ways. I knew that there was more than what medias are saying about Haiti. I had to experience it for myself. Haiti is beautiful. There is so much to see and experience that one trip is not enough. I fell in love with the mountains in Fermarthe/Kenscoff you have a breathtaking view of the mountains and the city of Port-au-Prince. We also went Decameron hotel resort for 2 days. I Went jet skiing for a very good deal there. You can book a massage session outside facing the ocean for a very good price as well. I had exquisite seafood dishes by the beach it was amazing (you can also get a boat tour while drinking ,eating, snorkelling). I went to my Dad’s village called Petites Desdunes.. Seeing how the people in that village were beyond excited to see different faces and how they welcome you warmed my heart.

    Karibe hotel rooftop is also a nice place to hang out and vibe to kompa and zouk music.
    Port-au-Prince is where the movement is.
    I would also recommend Jacmel , Bassin bleu (excursion) or Jacmel in general, a beautiful city.
    Ile a rat, Labadee, Kokoye beach, Petionville, Citadelle Laferriere, Fort Jacques (historic monuments),

    Main Haitian dishes : diriz sauce poid(rice with peas and sauce), diriz legume(rice with vegetables), diriz collé(black rice with peas), may moulin ak zaboka(blended corn with avocados), fritay, paté(patties), lambi(goat), krab(lobster), banan peze (plantain)

    Drinks : Rhum Barbancourt, prestige(beer), Malta, Cremasse (eggnog)

    Hope this helps!

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    Denz324
    08 Jan 2020
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    Oh Haiti! Such a beautiful place! We took a Village Tour Experience, where we saw people make coffee and peanut butter. That peanut butter was better than peanut butter I had in the USA. The locals was very friendly, I was able to have small talk with them and took pictures. I highly recommend doing a Village Tour, you will learn something new!

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    Kingjoves
    20 Oct 2019
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    Haiti is such an amazing place to visit. I stayed in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. With such a rich history, you would need an entire day for the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien museum. As some are aware Haiti led the Western Hemisphere as being the first country to abolish slavery. It wasn’t until 65 years later that the United States of America followed, with that said there is so much to learn. As a black man I was extremely proud of my ancestors after know more about the history.

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    TwiLove
    21 May 2019
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    I decided on Haiti for my birthday trip because I never really saw too much about the beauty of the country. This is a place where you’re definitely appreciated for your melanin. I would like to start by stressing the importance of coordinating travel arrangements prior to arrival. You also have to realize once you get to Haiti that when it rains everything sort of comes to a stop. The roads are the best in all locations and can easily be washed away so traveling that was supposed to take us 2.5 hours took about double that. My driver was very personable and would sing and rap to American songs and toot his horn on the drive. He also pulled over and told me to drive a little so I started driving and I tooted my horn too. I stayed at Decameron all inclusive resort and when we arrived famished I was glad we did. Buffets were set up 3 times a day for meals and other restaurants required a reservation. There were nightly shows. Massages on the beach (very affordable) and multiple bars. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do the snorkeling excursion due to the rough seas. We did, however, travel to Jacmel with a private transportation company. The ride from Montrouis to Jacmel was about 3 hours. Once you arrive in Jacmel there are 3 basins at Bassin Bleu. The third basin being the deepest at 70 ft. You can rent a life vest or simply take the plunge. Definitely jump in, the water feels great. There’s a very affordable Holiday Inn, located in PAP that we stayed at on our return from Jacmel, so that we would be near the airport. Here you can buy souvenirs a block away from all the vendors. The prices are very fair. The restaurant at the hotel had a pleasant view and the lobster meal was huge and tasted delicious. Overall, would I visit Ayiti again ???? YES !!

    Giving you some extra specifics on cost:
    Ok. Bassin bleu is about $3, but the guides take you on the tour so they can generate income. I believe I tipped about $15, but they will try to get more money out of you like $40usd. That is too much money so don’t let them fool you. The transfer from Decameron Resort to Jacmel and then to the Holiday Inn was $150(You can wire the money, but the fees are so expensive to do so in Haiti and the conversion would cost you much more to do so. I got the taxi driver to take us to the Haiti Roots building instead and paid cash on the day I arrived.) The driver spoke little English, but google translate was our friend. The cost of Decameron was $350 for 2 people for 2 nights($175/pp). The Holiday Inn was $150, but the hotel as I mentioned was extremely clean and the water was hotel. Cable and WiFi included in the per night rate. The Room had two doubles.

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    coula
    13 Jan 2019
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    Haiti is a beautiful place to visit……I stayed at the Royal Decameron Indigo Resorts for 5 nights 6 days…….All my Adventure was booked with @haiti.discovery
    I had a beautiful lunch date in the middle of the ocean……..I ate with the locals MARIE MICHELLE PLAZA RESTAURANT and also at BEBE RESTO ROUTIER…….I speak French and I was about to communicate with the locals.
    I totally saw and learned on my trip.
    I’m so glad I was able to visit this historic place (Saint Marc, Gonaives, Labadie, and Cap-Haitien)………If you decide to visit do go with someone that speaks Creole or French……..Traveling while black
    I had a great experience traveling while black because it’s a Black Country that embrace their blackness and welcomed me with open arms.

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    Sthele
    28 Dec 2018
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    Haiti is home !!! Beautiful place to visit as long as it’s the right time of the year . I totally suggest to stay at a resort if you’re alone because it can be hard if you can’t speak the language but if you do have someone it’s best to travel around and see all they have to offer . It is a developing country but the people are nice to foreigners. Last time i went , I went Kaliko club beach It was wonderful . They have a buffet style lunch and the food was delicious . Local people were selling conch and crafts on the beach which I also purchased. There’s also another resort called Decameron which have better options when It comes to excursions. The next time I go, I will visit the historical places like citadel, Palais sans souci etc … Labadee is a very common place for tourists check It out if you can . I’ve actually never been but I heard it’s outstanding.

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    brianna95
    26 Aug 2018
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    I would suggest staying at Decameron Resort. It is in Montrouis. Most people stay in Port Au Prince but when they do they miss out on what’s truly beautiful about Haiti. Here is where you find adventure and beauty on the island and you won’t be clouded by the ruins and poverty in the city. Definitely worth the visit.

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    saboagye
    14 Aug 2018
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    Haiti is a great quick getaway. I would definitely recommend traveling with someone who speaks Creole!!!!! It will make your trip much easier. I stayed at the Decameron resort and many of the staff that regularly interacted with guests spoke limited English. Some of them spoke fluent Spanish however. The grounds are nice, but there isn’t much to do at the actual resort and the customer service isn’t the greatest. However they offer some good excursions. We did a boat ride which was like booze cruise. It was fun! They had unlimited drinks and great music. They brought us to a sand bar where we were able to get off the boat and swim. It was absolutely beautiful. The water was crystal clear! We also visited Citadelle Laferriere, a mountain top fortress. It is a looong drive from Decameron though, about 5 hours. You can either walk up the mountain or ride on a horse for a fee. It was great to learn the history of the castle and the cliff side journey to the top offers some stunning views of Haiti!!

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    Bela Coelho
    07 Aug 2018
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    The Haitian cuisine is wonderful! Port au Prince has excellent quality restaurants with typical food.
    The Caribbean Sea surrounds the whole country. The National Museum of Haiti tells the story of America’s only country with a black revolution. It is very important for the black population to know the history of Haiti.
    The typical Haitian handicraft is made of metal pieces that can be framed and beautiful paintings. A typical symbol is the tree of life, you can buy at outdoor fairs or at craft centers. The typical Haitian drink is the run, and it has large coffee producers.

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    03 Aug 2018
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    I traveled to Haiti on a cruise and was advised many times to not even bother getting off the boat there. SO glad I ignored it. The culture that is So rich! The people are friendly and so open to share their history. They are so proud of how far they have come, as well as they should be. Considering all they have endured the place is beautiful cheery and warm. I cant wait to go back.

  11. Chantel_Bailey
    30 Jun 2018
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    I just came back from Haiti this past Monday, and I have to say, it was one of the best trips to the Caribbean I have ever taken. The culture in this country is so rich, the people so resilient. I visited their museum in Port-au-Prince, it is filled with so much history and so many relics! I was amazing to find the original anchor from the Santa Maria displayed there. The night life there is amazing and so much fun. I went to a random bar where men were performing in the street! Petion-ville is a great place for night life. Also Haiti has some of the most beautiful, untouched bodies of water I’ve ever seen! My boyfriend and I took the trip past Jacmel to the Bassion-bleu. It was a beautiful waterfall/pool that was a trek to get to. But was absolutely worth it. I definitely recommend renting a car (as we did) or hiring a driver. Even though the motorcycle taxis can be so much fun! (I tried it once while buying beautiful handcrafted artwork in the Iron Village)

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    18 Mar 2018
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    Haiti is a beautiful place. The country is so diverse and there is so much to do. The water is so pure and is the cleanest ocean I’ve ever been in. I reccomend staying in a beach resort like the Royal Decameron. Shopping was fun, if you want more local pieces you should go to the marketplace in Port-Au-Prince, they have beautiful artwork and other pieces made by local natives, and negotiation is the best to get the most for your dollar. Retail shopping was a bit more expensive so be prepared to spend money. Nightlife in Haiti is great, at night most restaurants have a band that plays live music. If you want to get a historical vibe you can go to the Haitian museum in Port-Au-Prince, it talked you through the history of Haiti.

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    20 Feb 2018
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    Do NOT sleep on Haiti! It has some of the most beautiful/untouched beaches in the Caribbean, the locals are welcoming and the nightlife is amazing. If you ever have an opportunity the Citadel is a MUST see (and great exercise for that matter).

  14. Randy_Joseph
    17 Feb 2018
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    ?? Haiti!! Beautiful country but shouldn’t be resumed into Port-au-Prince! If you are planning a trip to Haiti… make sure you make time to explore the country side! Cap-Haitian – Jacmel – Les Cayes/Ile-a-Vache – Gran Goave are all superb destinations that will charm you and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

    The capital itself is really good for a good night life in Petion-Ville and food everywhere! A quick beach trip could be to Wahoo Bay beach or Decameron.

    I recommend getting a rental or hiring a driver! Traffic in the capital is a nightmare but once you get out… it’s a breeze! Get ready to try some of the best food in the world!

    AirBnB is a good tool but be cautious! Haiti has plenty of fantastic 3-4 star hotels to meet your accomodation needs!

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    Esther
    14 Feb 2018
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    last year i went for one week vacation local food it’s the best???. And there it’s no other place where you can find thoses beautiful beach.

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