At Hotel Cormier Plage, you can rent a simple chalet or a room in the main building and enjoy swimming, scubadiving. We strongly recommend that you make reservations as it gets very busy at times. Along with representatives of these fishing communities the Director of Fisheries and the Director of the Natural Resources Division of the Ministry of Agriculture were asked to participate, but due to prior engagements they were not available. However, although Haiti is 95 percent black, there are also racial divisions between the small mulatto elite and the larger black population. Since colonial times the mulattoes have functioned as the ruling class.
The unspoiled reefs and caves are perfect for scuba diving as it offers an amazing selection of marine life. At Hotel Cormier Plage (tel 62 0119), you can rent a simple chalet or a room in the main building and enjoy swimming, scubadiving. We strongly recommend that you make reservations as it gets very busy at times. The story is apparently that the owners divorced and without the wife, who used to run the place, the quality rapidly went downhill. In any event, my own experience here was awful.
At Amani, near St Marc, divers descend the famous Zombie Hole, a 200m-deep hole that is home to what is believed to be the world’s largest sea sponge, the Elephant’s Ear. Imagine a town that often floods in the rainy season, a town that can get its water from public spigots, natural springs, or ground water wells. This is Borgne, a place imbued with water. What’s more, the show will surely be rocking the charts once again as it enters its 7th season During their relatively short season there, they held six Bible camps, teaching the life-changing truth of the gospel and in the process being changed themselves. Despite language and cultural differences, they bonded with the Haitian people in an amazing way.
Another nice place to go is Cap Haitien , which offers very good beaches nearby as well as some nice things to do and see. It also offers a variety of good foods and can also be great for a vacation home.
Further west along the coast, another beach, and then suddenly around a bend, the magnificent Baie de Acul (Bay of Acul), almost completely closed off from the Ocean and immune to any storm. Christopher Columbus used that bay as a shelter during his first voyage. I did my lowest and slowest approach and touched down just a few feet from the threshold and stood on the brakes after that but it wasn’t enough. We rolled past the end about 200 feet into waist high brush with rocks. They hit on a new source of labor to replace the Indians: black slaves from West Africa. With the arrival of these black slaves came the seeds of Haiti’s African culture and lead to its eventual revolt and independence.