The Northern side of Haiti is my personal favorite when in Haiti. The great beaches like Cormier Plage, and Labadee are surreal. Visiting Milot is a must just for the scenery and horseback riding up to the Citadel. When in Milot you get the real peaceful feeling of the provinces outside the Capital PAP and get to mingle with the very friendly...more
Cap Haitien, Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Caribbean
Good for: Business
A very nice hotel in the centre of Cap Haitien, ca. USD 80,- and with a beautiful view across town...more
24 B, Cap-Haitien, Haiti, 33340, Caribbean
Good for: Couples
The restaurant attached to the Cormier Plage hotel is a popular spot for the elite of Cap Haitien to have lunch. Tables are outside, on the beach. Service is excellent. Soft drinks and Prestige beer are available.At our lunch, we watched a little green parrot walk almost the length of the restaurant area, ignoring all the other diners, to get to...more
Restaurant of the Hotel Mont Jolie. There's a beutiful view from the terrace to the sea and the city of Cap-Haitien. Restaurant is pretty small but worth to have lunch there! Don't know the name of a meal I ate but there was good kreolian style beef with rice and vegetables enjoyed with local beer called Prestige.more
The best and almost only way to Cap-Haitien is arranged tourist tour by bus (or Caribian cruiser)...atleast I wouldn't rent a car there but you can always try local Tap-Tap buses, colourful and not really comfortable....all the streets are in bad condition and the traffic in Cap-Haitien is crazy...There isn't are no railroads on the island...more
I would recommend air travel no matter where you are coming from, as the road from the Dominican border to the city is mostly unpaved, and the road from Port-au-Prince is precarious and in bad condition. (Flights from PAP to Cap range from 20 to 40 mins, travel by road takes from 6 to 10 hrs!!)Cap-Haitien has a variety of ways to get around. You...more
Give a smile to Haitien people, you'll feel more comfortable.
Haitiens might be a little uncertain about tourists you can see it in their face and how they act but when you smile they always smile back...
These local spirit distillers in the picture quarantee that their products are drinkable...they do taste it and by the night they're all drunk...
Since the situation in Haiti remains unstable, it's not really a safe place to visit.
There happens kidnapping and robbery biut mainly in the capital Port au Prince. It's recommended to visit Haiti only with a guided group.
The borded was closed for visitors right after we returned due the unstable and violent situation. Fortunaly when they close the border it's only temporary....
If you go to Cap with the expectation to find a nice waterfront you will be disapointed, there is only a small stretch where you can walk and the bay hosts a few old ships which are rusting away in the sea...
The countryside in Haiti is very very poor...go to visit some local families in villages if possible and If you have some clothes, shoes, toys anything you don't need they'll be more than happy to get them!!
While the Bay of Cap-Haitien has become very muddy and dirty, and is not suitable for swimming since it is dominated by a seaport, Cap-Haitien is served by several very nice beach resorts. The best is Labadee, which accommodates cruise ships. The second best is Cormier Plage. The Hotel Mont Joli, located on a bluff above 29th St., is by and large...more
Just like all islands in the Caribbeans the beaches and weather are beautiful in the right period of the year. We were on a stopover from a cruise with Royal Caribbean on their own island, named Labadee. The island was very beautiful as were the beaches. Not much to see however except from a market place for natives from the surrounding area. You...more
Go to see the voodoo show....it's magical...though people in the village have arranged the show only for tourists(because the outsiders aren't allowed to see the real ritual) it's definitely worth to see!!Creole is spoken in Haiti. It's a bit like french and if you know some french you'll manage anywhere because they understand it... Cormier...more