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Laissez les bon temps rouler!


Laissez les bon temps rouler! Kanaval, Haiti’s annual carnival celebration, is here. The Port-au-Prince celebration is one of the largest Carnivals in the Caribbean and North America, taking place in February until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, also known as Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. Historically, carnival celebrations were a time to indulge in food, dance and general merriment before the beginning of Catholic Lent, the 40 day period of fasting and penance. After the religious tradition was brought to Haiti during European settlement, it was quickly infused with local customs such as traditional Haitian music and Vodou religious rituals. Kanaval is celebrated with parades and live music, intricate masks and costumes, food stands selling traditional food and drinks, and even comedy plays put on by participants. The celebrations make their way through the streets of the city to Champ de Mars, making our Port-au-Prince hotel the perfect place from which to enjoy the festivities. 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • “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 .

    – PPGedeon

  • “Highly Recommended”

    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 Stay”

    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

  • “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

  • “Oasis”

    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.

    – Harlequin_dreaming