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Celebrate Rara with Us


Strongly linked to the Christian calendar, but firmly rooted in Haitian Creole and Voodoo culture, Rara is primarily a festival of music, as it depends on music to tell the stories of the country’s history, culture, and mystical rituals. Rara celebrations begin on Ash Wednesday and end on Easter weekend. Parades are frequent during the annual Rara Festival, and their jubilant atmosphere is enhanced by drums, metal bells, maracas, and the vaksen, a trumpet-style instrument made from scrap metal or bamboo. Rara’s themes are sometimes considered risqué, as the music satirizes Catholicism and political topics, and has themes running throughout of gender and sexuality. However, the majority of Rara celebrations are joyful, exuberant expressions of the reconciliation between the individual’s Haitian cultural beliefs and Christianity. This year’s Rara Festival begins on April 9th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Book your Rara stay today by calling (877) 810-0975, visiting us online at www.plazahaiti.com/specials, or email: reservations@plazahaiti.com.

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    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

  • “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

  • “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 .

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    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