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A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience

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Address: Labadee, Haiti (Formerly Royal Caribbean International Haitian Cultural Tour at Paradise Cove)
Phone Number:
+509 49 44 1313
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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 tour

We were in Labadee Haiti at the resort and wanted to connect with the locals rather than stay with what the tour company had planned so we booked this cultural tour and got to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Michael S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent trip and experience! Definitely recommended. We chose his excursion from the RCI Allure of the Seas. Short and educational boat ride over to the cove where you can relax on a pristine beach in clear blue water. Requires a short walk in knee deep water from the boat to the beach. Complimentary rum punch when you arrive. Take a... More 

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Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour! On behalf of Rosie, Pierre, Tim, and the rest of the crew, we thank you for joining us! More 

Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first shore experience did not disappoint. Traveling with a group from age 1 in stroller, to Grandma 55 on mobility scooter. Very clean island peninsula. Bathrooms were clean and had an attendant. Paved pathways made getting around a pleasure. Drinks and food provided by ships staff were delicious. Plenty of shade structures with views of the beach. Great entertainment... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were in Labadee Haiti at the resort and wanted to connect with the locals rather than stay with what the tour company had planned so we booked this cultural tour and got to see more

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2 Thank Michael S
Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Hi Michael. On behalf of all of us at Paradise Cove we want to thank you for visiting us. We hope to see you back in Labadee soon! More 

Benton, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Hi Tina, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself at Paradise Cove! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
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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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Hi Gina, thank you for taking the time to review our tour. Per regulations from Royal Caribbean, cruise passengers like yourself are not permitted to visit the villages of Labadie. We are locals who have built 'Le Village' and this shore excursion as a learning village for cruise passengers to engage with locals while experiencing what Haitian life is all... 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 A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, 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 

Warwick, RI
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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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Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Hi MAXTIVRI! Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are thrilled to hear that you and your mother enjoyed Paradise Cove and Le Village and hope to see you back in Labadee again soon! More 

Mumma-knows-best
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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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Dillon M, Manager at A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, responded to this review

Hi Mummakni. Thanks for your awesome review! Rosie and the rest of the team thank you for visiting us and we are all happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Paradise Cove! More 

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