At last emerging from the devastation wrought by the 2010 earthquake, Haiti is poised to put that chapter behind her and embrace the possibilities that come with a new and expanded airport, a renewed focus on tourism, and a measurable increase in visitors from the US and UK. Travelers who love history, culture, art and music are drawn to this Caribbean country on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
Port-au-Prince is the capital and the largest city of Haiti. With between 2.5 and 3 million inhabitants, it represents close to 30 percent of the country's total population. The city acquired its status in 1770, replacing Cap-Francais (now known as Cap-Haitian) as the capital of the colony of Saint-Domingue. In 1804, it became the capital of the newly independent Haiti, the very first black republic.
Port-au Prince is located in the Departement de l'Ouest and the geographic layout of the city shows the commercial district surrounding the water and the country's main maritime port. The primary cultural activities of the city are located close to the Presidential Palace on the Champ de Mars and include the Cathedral and the National Museum.
Nearby Petionville extends into the hills approximately 20 minutes away from the center of Port-au-Prince. Petionville was named after the first president of the Republique of Haiti, Alexandre Petion, and is known for its more affluent residential neighborhoods, shopping, nightlife and abundance of high-end restaurants.
“PG from Florida”
I really enjoyed the family atmosphere at Leplaza hotel . Every single staff was very nice courteous, helpful , professional from the security guards to the receptionists , the staffs at the bar and restaurant . I had the greatest times of my life because everyone make feels at home especially at the reception and the bar- restaurant . I strongly recommend Leplaza Hotel . My rooms were nicely cleaned daily . I want to go back soon because they made me feel special . I want to thank all the staff about their warm welcome .
Great experience. All the staff was very helpful and the rooms were very clean. Vladimir and James were very supportive and helpful as well. The front desk and restaurant was high class. We will definitely be back.
– Tyler S
Located off the central town square it has good security and is the obvious expat place to stay. Nice garden breakfast area near a well received pool. Tranquil after the huddle and bustle outside. Rooms are clean, beds are very comfortable and the hot showers a blessing.
A very pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff greeted me upon arrival. Vladimir, who quickly handled my special requests, was especially helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel for all travelers, whether on business or vacation.
– Matthew W
“Great Haitian atmosphere”
We really enjoyed this property. The staff was very friendly and even went out of their way to accommodate us, by letting us check in early after flying all night. The atmosphere was very laid back just as most Haitians are.
– Gregory C