Top things to do in Southern Haiti

Top Choice Waterfall in Jacmel

Bassin Bleu

Tucked into the mountains 12km northwest of Jacmel, Bassin Bleu is 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 …
Carnival in Jacmel

Carnival

Jacmel’s Carnival celebrations are famous across Haiti, and every year thousands of partygoers descend on the city to take part in this fantastic spectacle. Jacmel turns into one giant street theater for the event: …
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…
Bakery in Jérémie

Konparet Madam Senec

The konparet (ginger buns) at this hole-in-the-wall store are luscious and unrivaled, made with Olivia Senec's decades-old recipe of sugar, coconut, cinnamon, ginger, flour, sweet banana and butter. She’s been at it…
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 …
Barbecue in Kabic

Sur Le Toit

This second-story, open-air restaurant and theater is right on the beach, with a thatched roof and stylish mosaic flooring. The menu is absolutely enormous, with every imaginable surf and turf, Creole, and spaghetti…
Village in Jacmel

Cayes Jacmel

From the small fishing village of Cayes Jacmel, about 14km east of Jacmel, the beach spreads a further 3km to Plage Ti Mouillage, a gorgeous white-sand beach fringed with coconut palms, plus a bar for drinks and sea…
Health Food in Jérémie

Ilan-Ilan

Whatever’s fresh ends up on your plate at this cute little restaurant along the way to Plage Anse and Jérémie’s airport, with favorites including fish, beef and herby tasting goat. Natural fruit juices with energy b…
Seafood in Port Salut

Chez Kaliko

Joe, the owner of this beachfront shack in Port Salut, doesn’t know his business' opening hours, and doesn’t seem aware of time in general. But if you’ve got several hours to spare and are a fan of fresh octopus, co…
Cafe in Jacmel

Cafe Koze

When the wait at Hotel Florita becomes unbearable, those in the know head next door to the newer and more efficient Cafe Koze, an espresso bar and lounge with great pizza, tapas and occasionally a lobster roll speci…