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The best beach you've never heard ofPort Salut, Haiti

A towel laid out on an icing sugar stretch of sand, the sweet juice of a tender green coconut, an aquamarine sea gently lapping the shore, fresh seafood on the menu every evening - Port Salut in Haiti's south ticks the boxes of the perfect Caribbean holiday destination. But despite its picture postcard nature, there’s only a handful of other tourists in sight.

Recent years have seen tourism to Haiti flounder as a result of 2010’s devastating earthquake and a wave of political instability. But now the country has its sights firmly set on rebuilding the local tourism industry, with Port Salut a major focus. A major new all-inclusive resort just opened in the north – could the south be next? Either way, we'd strongly advise you get here sooner rather than later. With waterfalls, caves and historic ruins all within easy reach of the low-key hotels and guesthouses peppered around Port Salut, this tropical secret is bound to catch the attention of the world in the not too distant future.

get there

This is the tricky part. Port Salut is located around a 30-minute drive from Les Cayes and a hefty 230-kilometre drive from Port-au-Prince.

This tip was provided by Experience Haiti, but we’re sharing it with you because we think it’s great.

 

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