Top things to do

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Salubria Gallery

The Salubria Gallery is an eclectic gallery in a blue-and-white fin-de-siècle house owned by American professor Robert Bricston. The walls are packed with paintings, even the bathrooms and bedrooms; you trail around…
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Yaquimo Restaurant & Bar

Something of a beach bar, the Yaquimo has a bit of everything, mixing good food with decent music and plenty of drinks. It’s a popular place for bands to play at weekends, when there’s an admission charge of around …
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Le Buffet Resto-Bar

Le Buffet is a hole-in-the-wall place serving simple but satisfying Creole dishes. Ask what’s available that day – usually chicken, griyo (pork) or kabrit (goat) with plantains, undoubtedly washed down with a cold P…
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Petit Coin Restaurant

A cozy little restaurant with a hint of French bistro. Three tables on a tiny terrace allow you to catch the last of the day’s sun and people-spot before retiring to the interior. The menu is Creole, with a couple o…
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La Crevette

This place has a long covered dining area that overlooks the wharf and sea, so you’ll be unsurprised to find seafood playing heavily on the menu. It’s particularly busy at weekends, when locals also come for the coc…
Caribbean in Jacmel

Congo Beach

Right on the beach, this is a collection of two dozen beach shacks, each serving up plenty of beer and cheap food, with accompanying sound systems. Fish, chicken and plantains are all filling staples, with plenty of…
Waterfall in Jacmel

Bassins Bleu

The Bassins Bleu are three cobalt-blue pools joined by spectacular cascades. Dissolved minerals give the falls their distinctive colour. According to legend, water nymphs live in the grottos and sun themselves on a …
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Maison Cadet

A key building to look out for is the grand Maison Cadet, with its red-iron ‘witch’s hat'.
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Cathédrale de St Phillippe et St Jacques

This pretty white cathedral built in 1859 is close to the market.
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Ambians Restaurant

A bar-resto with a terrace to relax with a drink and take the town’s temperature. It has a varied Creole-French menu; the food is good, but can sometimes take a while to materialize.