ile-a-Vache: Paradise island

ile a vache, Haiti

HN
Haitian Nomad
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90 reviews
Jan 13 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17
ile-a-Vache: Paradise island
ile a vache, Haiti

Haitian Nomad
  • Facebook verified
90 reviews

Jan 13 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17

About this trip

Join Haitian Nomad on a beautiful trip to one of Haiti's most paradise islands! Île-à-Vache, (also expressed Île-à-Vaches, former Spanish name Isla Vaca; all translate to Cow Island) is a Caribbean island, one of Haiti's satellite islands. It lies in the Baie de Cayes about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) off the coast of the country's southwest peninsula, roughly between the town of Les Cayes and Pointe l'Abacou. It was formerly known by the name of Abacca. Administratively, it became a commune in 1976 as part of the Les Cayes Arrondissement in the Sud department.

Île-à-Vache was claimed by the Spanish Empire in 1492 as part of Hispaniola, and for the next two centuries it was known by the name Isla Vaca. In 1697 the island of Hispaniola was formally divided between Spain and France in the Treaty of Ryswick which ended the Nine Years War. France assumed control of the western half of Hispaniola and named it Saint-Domingue, and Isla Vaca took on its current name, Île-à-Vache.


On this trip, you'll be staying on the island's best beachside resort with some rooms directly on the beach , you'll enjoy some amazing views and indulge in some amazing Haitian food.

What’s included

  • Airport Transfers
    Airport-Hotel Transport
  • Transportation
    All transportation to/from all stops on itinerary
  • Accommodation
    Double occupancy or single occupancy
  • All Meals
    Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Excursions/tours
    all tours and excursions
  • Boat transfers
    To/from ile a vache
  • Knowledgeable Staff
    You will always be accompanied by one of our local knowledgeable Haitian Nomad staff
  • Domestic Flight
    45 mins flight between PAP & Les Cayes on Sunrise Airways
  • Flight to/from PAP
    Airport : PAP
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips
    Misc Tips for tour guides, baggage handlers, Boat Crew etc. We will collect $75/person in CASH on the 1st day of the trip to cover the tips--Please bring change
  • Extra meals
    (outside of meals included)
  • Airport Tourism Tax
    $10
  • Extra stops/Transport
    It's important that you bring everything you need with you; extra stops/transportation will cost $20 extra/stop

Available Packages

Superior Dble Room
10 left

 Selecting this package means you'll be sharing a room. If you don't have a roommate yet, we'll pair you with another traveler and do our best to honor roommate preferences when possible. If coming with someone, we'll pair you together.


$1850
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
only 1 left

Enjoy the privacy and peace of mind of having a single room to yourself the entire trip

$2400
Deposit: $500

Available options

Relaxing Massage On the beach8 left
$90

Itinerary

Arrival in Haiti
Welcome to Haiti

January 13th

Your Organizer


HN
Haitian Nomad
90 reviews
We are a travel company specializing in curating authentic experiences around the world in beautiful exotics destinations through the lens of locals. We are experts on less travelled places like Haiti, Cuba, Egypt and more --making sure you leave with an experience of a lifetime from our top-notch​ customer-service driven team.

Reviews

If I had to describe this trip in a sentence: A completely worry-free vacation with the perfect pace. Regardless of the issues in dealing with traveling during Covid (flights cancelled, places being closed, curfews), Richard remained transparent and communicated with us about how he was handling what was going on. From arranging vans to drive us to Marrakech versus having to endure a 12+ hour layover in Casablanca, to being able to have afternoon tea at the Royal Mansour when they are closed to the public, to having a whole professional spa day in our riad due to the hammam being closed, plus having to find a lab and fit in time to take a covid test before returning to the states - everything was handled with care and precision. I have no complaints, everything was awesome. The riad was beautiful and their staff were amazing, they made sure we always had whatever we needed. The food was delicious and the tours were fun and informative, plus we had time to just relax which I really appreciate.
By SHAYNA W for Spring Break : Morocco 2021 on 15 Mar, 2021
Listen, you NEED this trip! The location was dreamy and luxurious; it was a true relaxing rejuvenation and the best way to unplug and disconnect with the stressful year we have had. As usual, the HaitanNomad's customer service was stellar, from the time I booked to the time I boarded my return flight, Richard and his team went above and beyond to ensure safe travels amid the pandemic restrictions This trip is absolutely worth every penny and is a must-do if you are looking for a luxurious relaxing vacation. I highly highly recommended!
By virginie A for Maldives Rejuvenation on 14 Mar, 2021
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COVID SAFE!!! Even though this is my 2nd trip with HN, I look forward to many more!!!
By Stefanie C for Spring Break : Morocco 2021 on 14 Mar, 2021
This Maldives trip was exactly what we needed after a rough year like 2020, or a rough time in general. Life can be overwhelming and it was nice to truly kick back, relax and take in the sun and beautiful scenery. Proper covid precautions were taken and allowing Haitian Nomad to handle everything made showing up and enjoying our time there a breeze. This trip is absolutely worth every penny and is a must-do if you are looking for a relaxed, slow-paced trip. I cannot recommend it enough!
By Jessica W for Maldives Rejuvenation on 10 Mar, 2021
This trip was everything I needed after this long quarantine period. I had been looking forward to it all year & Haitian Nomad did not disappoint. The location and planning was on point as always. Beauty, relaxation, & being treated & attended to like a queen. This was my 5th trip with Haïtian Nomad & I look forward to many more!
By Sheba M for Maldives Rejuvenation on 09 Mar, 2021
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I have been traveling with Haitian Nomad since 2016. Within these 4 years they have built themselves a very solid reputation. I have recommended friends who came back with praising reviews. Originally centered on Haiti, they now have a global imprint with well-curated trips to discover the beauty and history of some dope locations. On Richard's trips, careful consideration is always taken for our security as well as our health. We see that illustrated even more in 2020 as we deal with the current pandemic. On our most recent trip, we made sure to be in complete compliance with both the US and Senegal by getting tested for COVID-19 before, during and after our trip. All of us left and came with back with negative results. As a healthcare provider, I felt in trusted hands the whole time and also did not feel that our group was compromising the health of the country we were visiting. The itineraries usually includes a mix of activity and relaxation (sometimes hardcore rejoicing at night lol). The best part is you always leave Richard's trips with unique travel experiences as well as lifelong friendships.
By annie t on 16 Nov, 2020
Short Version: Book with him ASAP I cannot recommend the Haitian Nomad enough!! My first trip, we'd returned from Cuba and after the experience, I was thoroughly impressed with Richard's trip. His trips are extremely well planned and a lot of thought and effort was put into ensuring everyone is having the time of their life. Richard pays attention to all the little details, is very organized, and adds a personal touch to the experience that you're not likely to get anywhere else. During our trip to Cuba, Richard organized a wonderful home-cooked rooftop dinner in the city of Trinidad and it was such a fun, unique experience. He made sure to take us around to the sights and helped us if we needed anything while on the trip. Prior to the trip, Richard provided us with all the necessary information leading up to the trip and gave us tips and suggestions on what to expect and other things to do as well. He is also open to feedback on how his service can be improved so he gets an A in customer service from me. Overall, it was the perfect trip and I couldn't have asked for more. So far I've been on about 5 or 6 trips (maybe more) and it exceeds expectations every time!
By Jessica W on 16 Jul, 2019