Top things to do

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 International in Plaine du Cul-de-Sac

Le Daily Gourmet Cafe

On weekdays, this place is packed with UN and US Embassy staffers seeking healthy, fresh foods that Haiti too often lacks. Lunch is served buffet-style, with theme cuisines such as Arabic or Asian-fusion, and main c…
Top Choice International in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Café 36

Attached to the boutique hotel La Lorraine, this classy but chilled-out restaurant, event space and art gallery is the kind of place where you could eat for a week. And drink. And do trivia. And see some art. And ea…
Top Choice Brasserie in Port-Au-Prince & Around

L'Estaminet

Recently opened by Jean Pierre, a whimsical, serial restaurateur who rarely ceases to delight, L'Estaminet is his best offering yet. The stylish brasserie boasts an extensive wine list along with cheese plates, home…
Top Choice Fusion in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Papaye

‘Caribbean fusion’ aren’t words you expect to see written in a Haitian restaurant review, but Papaye carries off the idea with considerable aplomb, taking Creole dishes and jamming them up against Asian, European an…
Live Music in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Hôtel Oloffson

On Thursday nights, from about 11pm, crowds gather here to dance until the small hours to the Vodou rock and roots music of RAM – the hotel band. A potent blend of African rhythms, rara horns, guitar and keyboards, …
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…
Caribbean in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Les Jardins du Mupanah

With floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over leafy gardens, Mupanah's cafe and restaurant offers one of the most elegant lunching experiences in the city. Artsy white imitation trees adorn the dining area, and wel…
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…
Asian in Port-Au-Prince & Around

Haiku

Situated within the Royal Oasis hotel complex, this new Pan-Asian restaurant serves up the best sushi in Pétionville, along with an excellent sampling of Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese dishes. The fresh fish…