Snapshots are mini town/city guides for smaller places or cities I have only experienced briefly. Here’s a little snapshot of Cap Haitien.
What are one´s first impressions of Cap?
Haiti is essentially Africa in the Caribbean. Expect a lot of stares, blackouts and dirt everywhere. If this is your first stop in Haiti, you’re going to be pretty freaked out. If you’re coming from the capital, Cap will seem pretty laid back. The safety issue here is less of a concern than in Port au Prince. I had no problem stumbling the streets alone in the early hours.
What are the women like?
Most Haitiens have West African features. While they can be hit or miss in terms or facial features, their bodies more than make up for it, certainly trumping the Dominican belly. Expect slim chicks with plump apple bottoms and solid hip to waist ratios. Haitien girls are also some of the sexiest dancers I’ve ever seen. In terms of raw sex appeal, I’d reckon the locals can compete with their Domincian neighbours any day. Haitien girls are also very curious about foreign men and will want to jump your bones. They look at you like a piece of meat. Some French makes all the difference. Day game is recommended if you’re alone, at night the guys are can get pretty territorial.
Where should I go at night-time?
There is zero info online about Cap nightlife so I’m happy to be the first to dish the dirt. I stalked the whole city trying to find anything that resembles a disco. I found it – a place called Versailles. You’re welcome. A movie theatre by day, this place transformed to a Cap’s only disco at night. I was the only white person there but it was great fun and houses a dance floor pumpin’ out great music. At the start of the night its completely dark so it’s not great (apparently its so people can fool around). Later on, things light up and you can holla’ at some chicas. Beers are only a Euro. Enjoy!
Any other recommendations?
Hit up Labadee close by if you want to go from third world to a first Carribean beach resort in one car ride. The owners of the Sandbar Island boat will show you a good time.
The Bottom Line
Very laid back, but a great town to experience Haitien culture.