2. Get your fix of art and craft at Jacmel
Sat on the south coast just a short drive from the capital at Port-au-Prince, pretty little Jacmel (a tentative addition to the UNESCO World Heritage list no less) is the reigning arts and crafts kingpin of all Haiti.
Boutique galleries and countless local souvenir emporiums line the tight-knit streets, and it’s possible to purchase the likes of multi-coloured fruit bowls carved out of coconut wood, eerie Voodoo-esque trinkets and reggae-flavored headgear.
Jacmel isn’t just about shopping though.
Not when the town’s got such a pretty municipal beach and promenade, fringed with palm trees and dotted with enticing seafood grills smelling of jerk and spices!