Situated in the western part of Hispaniola, Haïti shares the island with the Dominican Republic. The Pearl of the Antilles is also made up of smaller islands (Tortuga Island, Île à Vache, etc.), every one of them just as beautiful. Your stay in Haïti will take place in sumptuous surroundings, edged by long expanses of sand one moment, and rugged cliffs the next.
Île-à-Vache, or Treasure Island
Off the coast of the city of Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, Île-à-Vache surprises visitors with its wild and unspoiled landscapes. Its 9 x 3 miles of land are made up by a variety of landscapes and flora: hills, lakes, mangroves and sublime beaches.
AT THE PRIVATEERS' GATES
Formerly Isla Vaca, Île-à-Vache owes its name to the large number of cattle that lived there. It was also the hideout of one of the greatest buccaneers of the 17th century, Henry Morgan, or Captain Morgan. Port Morgan Bay, where ships still dock, was named after him. The town of Madame Bernard, the capital of Île-à-Vache, hosts a market selling fresh and colorful local produce.
YOUR OWN TROPICAL ADVENTURE
To appreciate the authenticity of Île-à-Vache, take the hiking trails that lead you into the wilderness. Sometimes these trails will take you through hamlets made up of traditional huts and sometimes they will take you along the shore, inviting you to take a dip in the turquoise sea.