Take a Trip Through Two Worlds on One Island
Whether you travel to Haiti or Visit Dominican Republic on the island of La Hispaniola, each experience is both exciting and unique, offering you the most complete Caribbean vacation you’ll ever imagine.
So why not plan a trip and get a taste of two historically rich cultures with a whole lot of Sun, Beaches, and Festivities in common?
Best Time to Visit
To enjoy the absolute best of La Hispaniola and take full advantage of your trip, timing is everything.
In the Dominican Republic, your average high season falls between the months of December and April, then again from June until August, while its neighboring country of Haiti’s best climate is typically from the month of November to April.
So, the best time to travel to Haiti and visit the Dominican Republic would be from December to April, for the most favorable weather.
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Best Things to Do
Now that you’ve got great weather, it’s time to turn it up a notch and enjoy the activities that make La Hispaniola such a hot destination in the Caribbean.
Once you set foot on either side of the island, you’ll quickly notice that both Dominicans and Haitians love to Drink and Party no matter the occasion, but you’ll definitely see it on full display during Mardis Gras, the Dominican Carnaval and Haitian Kanaval in February, and of course Spring break.
Diving and Snorkeling
Many Caribbean nations have amazing diving and snorkeling sites, but none as complete and diverse as in la Hispaniola, which apart from perfect beaches and nearly transparent waters, you’ll swim among Humpback whales, Dolphins, Manatees, and Sea Turtles.
Both the Dominican Republic and Haiti share an impressive geographical array of Mountains and Cloud Forests like Pico Duarte, Massif de la Selle, and Foret des Pins, not to mention dry and Tropical regions.
Also, a trip to La Hispaniola wouldn’t be complete without visiting Native Taino archeological sites such as the Caves of Pomier, or La Grotte Marie Jeanne for a look back at life before colonialism.
Places to See
A Walk Through History
As the first island of the New World to be colonized by the Spaniards, La Hispaniola has a treasure trove of significant historical sites like the Citadelle LaFerriere and Fort Picolet in Cap-Haitien Haiti
On the Dominican side, you can explore the brick-laden streets in the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo for fine dining, spectacular period architecture, and live folk performances.
Satellite Islands To Explore
The infamous Island of Tortuga lays off the coast of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, once a haven for pirates and scallywags, but now an Island beach paradise for curious travelers.
Southeast of the Dominican Republic, Saona Island is a widely sought-after destination that can be reached by plane or motorboat, to bask in the awesomeness of the most vibrant coral reefs and exotic sea creatures.
If you’re a Beach-Lifer who spends the day with your feet in the sand and a rum and coke in hand, you’ve absolutely reached your destination.
The killer beaches of Gelee in Les Cayes, Labadee in Cap-Haitien, and Bananier in Petit Goave attract thousands of Locals and Tourists to their gorgeous shores in Haiti, really only the tip of the iceberg in natural Haitian beauty.
Right across the Southwest Border with Haiti, Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles’ Bay) stands out like an emerald stone on the Caribbean coasts of the Dominican Republic, only rivaled by the beaches of Punta Rucia in Puerto Plata, and Las Terrenas in Samana.