Discover Haiti's eight best beaches

Discover Haiti's eight best beaches

Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, Port-Salut, Ile a Vache
From the calm waters of Côte de Arcaden to the white sandy beaches of Ile-à-Vache, find your perfect Caribbean paradise with our selection of the best beaches in Haiti!

Head to the beaches of Haiti and soak up the sun, sand and sea. Haiti is the perfect destination for a rejuvenating and unforgettable holiday with its warm waters and long coastline. Whether you're a diving enthusiast, a family looking for paradise, or just looking to break away from your daily routine, Haiti offers the perfect combination of relaxation and fun activities.

We've rounded up eight of Haiti's best and most popular beaches. So, pack your bags and start planning your perfect beach vacation.

Start with the best: Abaca Bay

Start your beach adventure in Haiti with a visit to Abaca Bay, which was recently named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by CNN. Situated on the charming island of Ile-à-Vache, this bay has a pristine white sand beach and calm Caribbean waters framed by rolling hills and green foliage.

Abaka Bay The Resort offers guests a truly exclusive and secluded experience. Bungalows located directly on the beach offer panoramic views and direct access to fine sugar sand and crystal clear sea. The dining options are equally impressive, with the restaurant offering breathtaking ocean views and epic sunsets.

Getting there:

To get to Ile-a- Yours, just take a 15-20 minute boat ride from Les Cayes. The island is located in the Bay of Les Cayes off the southern coast of Haiti.

Côte de Arcaden: ideal diving spot

Located on the northern edge of the Bay of Port-au-Prince, Côte de Arcaden stretches over 19 kilometers of white sand beaches lined with palm trees , making it one of the most popular beach destinations in Haiti. The combination of the deep blue sea, mountains, mangrove forests and coral reef formed by the Arcadena islets creates a breathtaking spectacle. There is so much to explore below the surface. Popular activities here include scuba diving and water skiing.

Côtes de Arcaden has something for everyone, with renowned hotels and resorts, such as the ever-popular Decameron (formerly known as Club Indigo), as well as other favorites such as Wahoo Bay and the recently opened Moulin Sur Mer. However, if you're looking for a more beachy experience away from the crowds, head to one of the lesser-known beaches in the area.

How to get there:

The coast of Arcadena borders the city of Montrui , near Saint-Marc, and is located just a few hours north of Port-au-Prince. To fully enjoy your stay, consider staying at one of the lodges or hotels along the coast.

Pearl of the South: Pointe Sable

Port-Salut is home to the famous southern beach of Pointe Sables, a truly ideal place that is sure to leave you in awe. This two-kilometer stretch of golden sand is surrounded by palm trees and small thatched roof trellises, creating a rural charm that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Port-Salut is also home to several popular festivals and beach parties.

In recent years, Pointe Sable has become a popular weekend getaway from Port-au-Prince, and more and more hotels are popping up along the coast. Despite this, the area has not yet reached the levels of overcrowding seen elsewhere in the Caribbean. For those looking for adventure, Port Salut offers several options. You can visit the beautiful Cascade Tuyac waterfall, which is about half an hour's walk inland, or head into the hills to visit the Grotto of Marie Jeanne in Port-a-Piment.

How to get there:

To get to Port Salut, take National Road 2 from Port-au-Prince towards Les Cayes and continue to Port Salut, located 30 km west of Les Cayes. The trip from Port-au-Prince takes about three hours.

Endless thrills and relaxation at Labadi Beach

Labadie is a popular beach destination on the northern coast of Haiti, known for its beauty and entertainment. The area has four white sand beaches, cafes and the country's only port where cruise ships stop. Labadie offers a wide range of activities, from cruises and shopping in souvenir shops to dining at restaurants and enjoying the thrill of a 450-foot zipline. You'll also find plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind, with long beaches and plenty of places to sit, lie and sunbathe.

There are several food and drink options, including Dragon's Cafe, Labadee Cafe and Columbus Cove Cafe serving a delicious lunch buffet. And don't forget to stop by the floating bar on Adrenaline Beach to try their signature Labadoozie frozen cocktail. Be sure to visit the Crafts Village, where you can find handmade crafts and souvenirs made by local artists.

For thrill-seekers, Labadie has no shortage of things to do. The possibilities for adventure are endless, from ziplining across the ocean to jumping on floating trampolines. And for a unique view of the island, you can go parasailing or take a speedboat around the coastline.


How to get there:

Labadi Beach is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises. The best (and only) way to get there is to join a cruise that stops in Labadie. Please note that, unfortunately, cruise guests cannot leave the area to visit other attractions in the region.

Cormier Beach, where the mountains meet the sea

If you travel further along the northern coast of Haiti, you will have the opportunity to see the rolling green mountains that blend flawlessly into the sea, welcoming you to Cormier Plage Resort. This 5-hectare hotel complex offers a tranquil retreat with breathtaking views of the northern coast, making it an ideal destination for families.

The resort offers its guests a variety of activities including Tennis lessons, boat trips to the nearby secluded beaches surrounding Cap-Haitien, and the chance to enjoy Haitian fusion cuisine in the restaurant and bar. The long sandy beach is dotted with sun loungers. Guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.

The hotel also offers excursions to the famous Henri Citadel and Sanssouci Palace. Whether you're staying at Cormier Beach Resort or just visiting for the day, you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this stunning beach.

How to get there:

Cormier Beach is a 20-minute drive from the center of Cap-Haïtien or a 40-minute drive from Cap-Haïtien International Airport.

Swim like the locals at Gele Beach

If you want to enjoy a real local beach experience, head to Gele Beach, located near Les Cayes in southern Haiti. This 900-meter stretch of pristine sand is lined with seafood restaurants, creating a picturesque backdrop to the rural landscape of Les Cayes.

You can enjoy flavorful Haitian dishes such as griyo (fried pork), bannan peze (fried banana chips) or the famous Lambie, while sipping a refreshing rum cocktail and enjoying the soothing sounds of the waves.

How to get there:

Gelée Beach is located 20 minutes drive from the center of Les Cayes. For an unforgettable experience, plan your visit during the annual Jelly Festival, which takes place during the celebration of the city's patron saint on August 15.

Experience the magic of Raymond-les-Bains

Raymond-les-Bains is a popular destination located between the cities of Jacmel and Caye-Jacmel, known for its picturesque beach and especially delicious seafood. The shallow coastal shelf makes it an excellent swimming spot, and visitors can spend the day enjoying the warm Caribbean sun on the sandy shores.

Small restaurants with umbrellas can be found along the coast and street vendors offering a wide selection of souvenirs, snacks and coconuts. Fafane, the owner of one of the restaurants, is a local legend and serves the freshest and most delicious grilled fish in town.

When the sun goes down, Raymond-les-Bains becomes a lively party scene, especially on weekends. The atmosphere is energetic, making it the perfect place for an evening with friends, enjoying a cold Prestige beer and the beauty of the moonlit beach.

How to get there:

Do Raymond-le- Ben is easily accessible by public transport such as taptap or moto. The beach is located about fifteen kilometers east of Jacmel on the road towards Marigot.

Source: visithaiti

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