Airline service to Cap-Haitien could be a whole lot better. There are only two recognized airlines that fly to Cap-Haitien (CAP), and neither one is a well-known major carrier. This verifies many travelers concerns and complaints with going to the city of Cap-Haitien. Too difficult to obtain reliable air service to the destination.
Lynx Airlines operates daily flights to Cap-Haitien from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Bahamas. The aircraft that Lynx Airlines uses is the Fairchild Metroliner III, which is a 19-seater turboprop commuter aircraft.
Sky King Airways, an airline based in the Turks and Caicos Islands, also operates daily flights to Cap-Haitien from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The aircraft that Skyking uses is the Beechcraft 1900 C & D model, also a 19-seater plane.
Cathadrale in Cap-Haitien
Cormier Plage Beach Resort
The city of Cap-Haitien is Haiti's second largest city with just over 100,000 citizens. It is known as O'Cap to the locals. This city has more of a Latin feel, like a Puerto Plata, than the rest of Haiti. The streets are so unbelievably easy, unlike Port au Prince, layed out in a grid system, and they are small and narrow. The city is relaxed, and really a great place to spend an entire week on vacation. There are full scale resorts just outside of the city.
One of the best places to stay at just outside of Cap-Haiten is the Cormier Plage Beach Resort, which is just a few miles from Labadie Beach. This resort shines as a resort, with the spirit of Haiti and full-services an anywhere in the Caribbean. There are small secluded bungalows that are dotted around this very clean beach. The rooms are elegant, with clean white-washed walls, Haitian ironworks, and mahogany furnishings. The restaurant and bar at this beautiful hotel overlook the sea.
natural pool and waterfalls
bird's eye view
coming from market
streets of Cap-Haitien
Cap-Haitien is located in Northern Haiti, with some rather nice hotels located there. The Mont Joli hotel is located on a steep hill with beautiful views of the harbor. This property has a poolside restaurant and bar with a band playing on the weekends and great Haitian cuisine served. Even if you are not staying at this hotel, it is worth dropping by for dinner or drinks for the view of the city. All of the rooms are modern and overlook the ocean with balconies.
Another very popular hotel property is the Habitation Labadie. This is a modern property with a stunning landscape. It has a large swimming pool and a covered restaurant. The hotel also has satellite television. It should also be noted here that Labadie is where Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines makes it port of call in Haiti. At this time, up to four times per week the cruise ship stops in Haiti.
Milot is the starting point for the major hike up to the Citadelle. The Citadelle is open daily and there is a minimal entrance fee. The Citadelle is a vibrant symbol of severe paranoia within Haitian society during the early 19th century. This was because of the fear of re-invasion and slavery and the Citadelle was built to combat any such attack. The colossus sits on a peak of nearly 3,000 feet. There is a car park area near San Souci where tickets can be purchased for both locations and another closer to the base of the Citadelle. It is at this point horses can be hired. A guide will lead you on the horse up to the top, where the Citadelle is; however, the guide will also expect a tip an the duration of the journey. It is really best to employ a guide, even though one is not really necessary, it will prevent a day long of hassle from other potential guides. the hike to the top is about 1 mile, take a sun hat and plenty of water.
The construction of the Citadelle began in 1804, but it was not until 1817 that the last stone was dragged to the summit. An army of more than 20,000 slaves hauled the stone by the thousands of tons, along with bronze cannons and cannon balls. At first glance, the Citadelle appears like a gigantic ship thrusting its way through the mountains of north Haiti.
Right before the Citadelle is San Souci Palace, this site is infamous, it is where Henri Christophe' shot himself. Some say Christophe' shot himself in the head, while others say in the heart. If you are going to the Citadelle, it's worth a stop by this place. It was partially destroyed by an earthquake in the mid 1800's, but the skeleton remains, which still gives it a sense of its original beauty.
Sans Souci Palace
Rebel Leader, Guy Phillippe' at Mont Joli Hotel in Cap Haitien
happy to be photographed
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
scuba diving near Cap-Haitien
Labadie Beach-about 40 miles out of CAP
Haitian Art-Last Supper
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