Palm trees, ethereally blue and green water and bone-white sand combine to create the beach holiday of daydreams here in Haiti.
Floating out in the Caribbean Sea, Haiti is blessed with the kind of beaches that feature on the cover of travel brochures. It’s hard to narrow it down, but here’s our pick of the best beaches in Haiti.
Access to this private bay is through the Wahoo Beach Club and Resort. Once you’ve paid your way to the soft sand and sparkling teal shallows, there’s a veritable feast of water-based activities packed into the secluded little bay. Water trampolines and slides float out on the calm water, and beach volleyball is set up on the sand. Shaded picnic spots sit on a rocky outcrop, and wooden boats await to take you on fishing trips – or just to admire the jungle-fringed shores from the water. And, it’s just 45 minutes from Port au Prince.
This sweep of sand is kept blissfully quiet with a lack of direct road access. The only way to reach Kokoye Beach is by hiking 45 minutes down a steep cliffside or by boat charter from Petit-Goave. Once here, you’ll find crystal-clear water and caster sugar sand – and a handful of restaurants serving freshly caught lobster and fish from the grill. The beach is kept spotless by a local women’s association, and there’s a small upkeep fee to access this secluded little gem.
This is an updated rewrite of an article originally written by Andrea Henthorn.