After winning the tourism slogan contest, I knew I wanted to go to Ile a Vache for my winning prize, a hotel package for 3 nights. I was recommended by Haiti's Minister of Tourism's staff to stay at Port Morgan. Port Morgan is a beautiful hotel located on the island of only 15,000 people. As soon as we arrived to the hotel's dock, we were greeted by the friendly staff and shown our room. The staff really is great and make you feel at home, catering to every need you may have...and with a smile!
The beach: The beach at Port Morgan is not a typical beach front because it's cliffy and rocky. There are still lounge chairs to relax on and it is absolutely beautiful. Don't be surprised when you see horses and goats at this beach! If you want a more sandy ocean front, I recommend walking to Abaka Bay (see my review for this hotel here), another hotel on Ile a Vache or get a local to show you the deserted beach nearby! It is AMAZING!!!!!!!
Best part: The hospitality and the food make this place an absolute must! The French owner is always out working and mingling with the guests to make sure they are having a great time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all over the top! The food is amazing, home cooked and abundant!
Tip: Transportation to Ley Cayes - Take a large bus to Ley Cayes that you can catch in downtown Port-au-Prince for $10 US per person. We took one back to PAP, but on the way there, we took a pa padap (a small white local bus taxi also $10 US per person) to Ley Cayes...NOT SAFE! The bus goes very fast and passes a lot of cars, which is more dangerous than the larger bus. The large bus goes much slower and takes longer, but safety is first :) Both are air conditioned, but not blazingly cold.
Also, Port Morgan is a very relaxing, quiet, romantic place. If you're looking for a more active, family friendly hotel, you should consider Abaka Bay.
Call your hotel to ask when the boat transportation leaves the Ley Cayes port so you have enough time to drive to Ley Cayes and then catch the boat to the hotel.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the Minister of Tourism's office for giving me and my family a chance to visit this beautiful place! Messi anpil!!!!!
Teaching you about the other side of Haiti.