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Haitian Cultural Tour at Paradise Cove

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Address: Labadee, Haiti
Phone Number: 1-800-256-6649
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Discover the unrivaled natural beauty of Haiti and the complex culture of...

Discover the unrivaled natural beauty of Haiti and the complex culture of its people. Relax and sunbathe on idyllic beaches at Le Village in Paradise Cove, and visit a typical Haitian home to learn about the Haitian lifestyle. You'll have ample time to enjoy the scenic waterfront on the white sand beach and catch a glimpse of a local fisherman as he finds his catch of the day. Transfer back to ship via water taxi.

Highlights:

•Le Village at Paradise Cove: Discover "a day in the life" of typical Haitian villagers and their families.

•Haitian Culture: Get an overview of voodoo and see how local products are prepared for export through onsite exhibits.

•Paradise Beach: Relax in your chair or float, enjoy a complimentary drink, borrow snorkel equipment or head out on a kayak.

What to Bring:

•SeaPass card and photo identification

•Camera

•Cash/credit cards

•Sun protection

•Towel (from ship)

What to Wear:

•Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing

•Walking shoes

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Nice ship,but over priced

I wish people who built ship though more on how easy it should be to go to one place to another. I wish there more elevators and in different places. Excursion description on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wes H
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Huntington, West Virginia
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Huntington, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish people who built ship though more on how easy it should be to go to one place to another. I wish there more elevators and in different places. Excursion description on the info channel was different than what was on the tickets. I wish the buffet stayed open.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Booked this excursion through Royal Caribbean. It takes you away from the private beach of Labadee to Paradise Cove. There, you learn about whats grown in parts of Haiti and the techniques fisherman use to catch fish and lobsters. You'll also see how fresh cassava is processed and taste Haitian style peanut butter. The beach is lovely and quaint. Nice... More 

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Benton, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The cove is courteous. Clear water as far as you can walk. Tour was very informative of Haitian life.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We took this tour expecting to see botht he good and no so good of Labadee. We ended up seeing mostl obscure buildings and not much. Our tour guide was terrific but it would have been much better to take the trolley tour and not the walking tour in the heat and humidity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It was a nice place to visit, Haiti is a great historical land. More people should visit if you really need to know about black history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My family and I decided to do this tour/excursion from our cruise ship (RCI-Allure of the Seas). I had read the reviews before deciding on this excursion and therefore THOUGHT I was prepared for the encounter with the Haitian vendors on the tour stop; several reviews stated vendors were aggressive. I wanted to get away from Labadee because I wanted... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My rating was 3 (average) which is just what this tour was. It was informative about the Haitian culture and was a nice get-away from all the other cruise ship guests but seemed kind of "set up" by the cruise company and not an actual village where Haitian people live. The first half of the tour is walking up a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour outside of the cruise ship. This tour is away from Labadee (which is owned by Royal Caribbean without any authenticities). You get to experience the beach and a quick tour about Haitian staples and how they make peanut butter and coffee. Be sure to do this tour if you want to experience real Haitian culture... More 

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Dillon M, Manager at Haitian Cultural Tour at Paradise Cove, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you had such a great experience at Paradise Cove. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We hope to see you the next time you visit Labadee! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My mother and I left Labadee on a launch for the trip to Paradise Cove. From the beginning, Rosie, the English speaking tour guide, was friendly, informative, and culturally truthful about Haiti. My mother, who is 80yo, was helped by one of the crew (Charlie) throughout the excursion. Upon arriving at the beach, we were given a punch like drink,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Great people and stunning views. Loved the beach experience and learning a little of the true Haiti which we were protected from in the tourist isle of Labadee. Rosie was a great tour guide - thank you for a great tour. Tip: try to get onto the village tour prior to the beach break. It would have been great to... More 

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