Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5 Things to Know: Labadee, Haiti

It's Wanderlust Wednesday and today we're talking about the cruise port of Labadee, Haiti.

1. You can't leave the port area. Seriously, you really can't. No going off on your own to see the real Haiti, no independent tours, no taxis. The property is fenced off from the surrounding area. It's leased by Royal Caribbean for use by Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Azamara cruise ships and they want to be sure to keep their passengers safe. 

2. Lunch is served - for free. But the tasty drinks will cost you. Try a Labadoozie, a frozen rum and juice combo. Comes with a reusable cup, even.

3. Lounge chairs are free, too. Move them where you want. 

4. For the least-busy beach, head to Columbus Cove. It'll be a (bit) quieter than the rest. 
 Want more activity? Check out the roller coaster, zip line, or aqua park.

5. You can get to and from the ship and around the compound by using a tram that runs continuously. But if you're up before noon and want to head from the ship to the area, catch the free ferry. It's docked right next to the ship. If you're not careful, you'll walk right by it. It's one way only - ship to shore - and doesn't operate all day.
This photo was taken while sitting on the ferry. It's that close!

Whatever you decide to do on Labadee, make it a great day.