The cruise ships moor to the pier at Labadee capable of servicing the Oasis class ships, which was completed in late 2009.
Labadee is fenced and secured, and guests are not allowed to leave the property. Once in Labadee, you'll meet locals hired by the Royal Caribbean, and also those allowed to sell their goods at the Artisan's Market.
The location is named after Marquis de La Badie, a Frenchman who first settled the area in the 17th century. The spelling was changed to "Labadee" to make it easier for English-speakers to pronounce.
Map of Labadee.
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Labadee (also Labadie) is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti. It is a private resort leased by Royal Caribbean International.
The resort is completely tourist-oriented and safe as there is a personal security force. A controlled group of Haitian merchants are given sole rights to sell their merchandise and establish their businesses in the resort. Although sometimes described as an island in its own right in advertisements, it is actually contiguous with the island of Hispaniola. However, the site is fenced off from the surrounding area.
The sandy beach and coral reefs provide a perfect place to relax and have fun. Whether you're interested in kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing or you just want to lie on the beach and relax.
Grab a bird's-eye view as you soar 400 feet above the beautiful peninsula of Labadee on a thrilling parasailing ride.
Paddle through the enchanting Bay of Labadee on a kayaking tour. Absorb the breathtaking surroundings and learn a bit about the Haitian culture.
Take an exhilarating ride aboard a wave runner down the scenic coast of Labadee. See your ship from a perspective rarely enjoyed by other guests.
But also keep in mind, that the area around Labadee and in fact the whole of Haiti is extremely poor. An eerie feeling! It is for this reason you are not allowed to leave the area. Super luxury of a cruise ship and extreme poverty a few miles away.......?
The site is fenced off from the surrounding area, and passengers are not allowed to leave the property.
The whole resort is accessible and there are beach wheelchairs available, so guests in wheelchairs can easily navigate the area.If you can't or don't want to walk, you can take a free tram at the Dragon Tram Station that will take you to Columbus Cove Tram Station at the end of the resort.
At Buccaneer's Bay, you can also sign up for some cruise line sponsored shore excursions that will take you outside Labadee (such as Amiga Island escape, snorkeling tours, Paradise Cove, cultural experiences and a tour of the local village, deep-sea fishing, speed boat adventure, etc.), and for the activities such as parasailing and jet ski.
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