Tips for visitors
Carry a minimal amount of cash. Use travelers checks and credit cards whenever possible. Record their identification numbers, and keep that record in a separate, safe place. Make sure to stow away all your important documents, such as passports, money, ect.. in the hotel safe boxes. Contact your hotel to learn more about their safe boxes.
Hotels offer a variety of transportation services during your stay in Haiti. Safety belts for all front seat passengers are required regardless of age. To learn about the different transportation companies and their fare, please visit our Transportation and Flying page.
Emergencies & medical facilities
We have a local hospital just a few minutes from all 5 hotels in la Côte Des Arcadins, and ALL hotels have a doctor on call 24/7. Each hotel or resort is equipped with special first aid kits as well as CPR certified staff which can help you in case of any emergencies. 2 of the 5 hotels also have a helipad for emergency evacuations if needed. We advise you to travel with all necessary medicine as some might not be provided in Haiti.
Cash & credit cards
Carry a minimal amount of cash. Use travelers checks and credit cards whenever possible. Record their identification numbers, and keep that record in a separate, safe place. To learn more about our currency & exchange fares in Haiti, please visit our Currency & Exchange page which has a currency converter to help you.
Currency & exchange
Most major credit cards are accepted. Contact your hotel to learn about their credit card policies. $1 US = 46.6 Gourdes HTG. To learn more about our currency & exchange fares in Haiti, please visit our Currency & Exchange page which has a currency converter to help you.
Taxes & Tipping
There is a 5% service charge and a 10% tax charge that is added to all bills at restaurants and hotels. If there is a service charge, a tip is not obligatory but a token amount left for excellent service is greatly appreciated. If there is no service charge, a tip is appropriate as in the US (5%).
Your cellphone will work here but on roaming charges. Other GSM phones will work in Haiti only if you have unlocked SIM. There is also the possibility to purchase a cell phone and SIM card right at the airport in the arrivals terminal at Digicel. Contact your local service provider before traveling to Aruba.
If you are renting a car, familiarize yourself with traffic rules and signs before driving. Drive cautiously with your license at all times. You can find car renting companies and their locations on our Transportation and Flying page.
Drinking age is 18. Please drink responsibily and do not drink and drive.