Last updated: 8 February 2018
Located in the Caribbean, Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. In 1804 Haiti became the world’s first black republic when it shed its French colonisers in the only successful slave rebellion ever to take place.

Haiti’s main attraction is its beaches. Like many other Caribbean islands, it has long sandy beaches, shaded by palms and washed by warm tropical waters, but here the beaches have not been commercialised and they are not crowded. Chaos and coups over the past few decades have chased the tourists that flocked there in the 1960’s to other destinations.

HaitiHaiti means mountainous land. The country is literally rolling in layers and layers of mountains. The mountainous interior is crisscrossed with rivers and streams and beautiful waterfalls that drop into bright blue pools below, making this is a great destination for hikers and climbers.

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