Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Citadelle Laferrière

Haitians call the Citadelle the eighth wonder of the world and, having slogged to the 900m summit of Pic Laferrière (or ridden horseback for US$15), you'll likely agree. This battleship-like fortress gives commandin…
Top Choice Arts Center in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Grand Rue Artists

While most of Haiti’s artists are represented in the rarefied air of Pétionville’s galleries, a collective of sculptors and installation artists produces spectacular work in an unlikely setting, squeezed into the ci…
Top Choice Waterfall in Jacmel

Bassin Bleu

Bassin Bleu is tucked into the mountains 12km northwest of Jacmel, a series of three cobalt-blue pools linked by waterfalls that make up one of the prettiest swimming holes in Haiti. Experience Jacmel will take you …
Island in Beaches West of Cap-Haïtien

Île-à-Rat

Your basic paradise, this tiny island offers fine white sand, a lush core of trees, and cool turquoise water where snorkelers encounter sunken, centuries-old cannons and anchors. Christopher Colombus is said to have…
Historic Site in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Sans Souci

Built as a rival to Versailles in France, Henri Christophe’s palace of Sans Souci has lain abandoned since it was ruined in the 1842 earthquake. The years of neglect have left an elegantly crumbling edifice, slightl…
Museum in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Musée du Panthéon National

This modern, mostly subterranean history museum, set below gardens, hosts a permanent exhibition chronicling Haiti’s history, from the Taínos and slavery to independence and the modern era. Fascinating exhibits incl…
Waterfront in Jacmel

Promenade du Bord de Mer

Installed by ex-President Michel Martelly, this new, kilometer-long boardwalk along Jacmel's waterfront has become popular with locals as a spot to socialize and relax. It's magical to go for a stroll over the board…
Distillery in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Barbancourt Rum Distillery

North of the airport and tucked among sugarcane fields, this famous rum distillery welcomes visitors on Fridays from November to May. The enlightening tour highlights the history of rum in the region and includes an…
Cave in Port Salut

Grotte Marie Jeanne

About 45 minutes north of Port Salut, this massive cave is the largest and most impressive in Haiti. Visitors today can tour three areas of the cave, one of which is completely dark, and the whole thing takes about …
Historic Building in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Maison Dufort

This recently restored gingerbread home is the first of its kind to be not only preserved by a nonprofit, but also opened to the public. The creamy-yellow wood and brick home was renovated by Foundation Connaissance…