This tour will offer you a colorful and fascinating depiction of Haiti's exotic and unique culture. Your narrated water taxi ride will whisk you away to Paradise Cove, a property that rises gently from the beach and affords vistas of extraordinary beauty. You'll visit Le Village which interactively depicts life in Haiti today and yesteryear. Floating mats, beach chairs and a welcome drink are included. Don't forget your swimwear and towel.
Located a short water taxi ride away from Labadee is Le Village at Paradise Cove. This private location offers 121 meters of waterfront with an idyllic beach and scenic overlook that rivals any in the Caribbean. It has a natural drop-off, well suited for playing and basking at the water's edge. At the base, behold a cool freshwater spring that has created a natural lush grotto tucked under a canopy of tropical flora.
Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to directly go to the beach or follow your guide to discover the rich cultural history that the people in Haiti are proud to demonstrate. Meet a local fisherman displaying the tools of his trade and showing off his catch of the day. Traverse a natural freshwater pool on a small bamboo bridge to the village where you will have an opportunity to interact with the locals. Visit a typical rural Haitian home and its important "Lakou" (courtyard) where daily and social functions take place. View their cooking techniques, handmade children's toys and natural materials used to build their homes. See how Haitian peanut butter is processed and how coffee and the orange peel is prepared for exportation to France. Your guide will also give you an overview on the religion of voudou and how it has played such an important role in their lives. Many other exhibits onsite will give you an understanding on the Haitian culture and its people. A local artisan shop is available for those special souvenirs.
After the tour of the village, you will descend to Paradise Beach. Floats and chairs will be available beachside. A welcome drink from the beach bar is included. Relax in the water or sunbathe before your water taxi ride back to Labadee. Complimentary rum tasting, use of snorkel equipment, and kayaks will be available.