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Bassin Bleu

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Address: outside Jacmel, Jacmel 9110, Haiti

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A MUST!

We drove from port au Prince to jacmel. About a 2.5 hour drive. Bassin Bleu was an amazing experience. It was an adventure from the hike to the 3 bassins, to the rope descent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We drove from port au Prince to jacmel. About a 2.5 hour drive. Bassin Bleu was an amazing experience. It was an adventure from the hike to the 3 bassins, to the rope descent and finally the jump into the deep bleu bassin. I brought water shoes with me which I found helpful. Since I am not a strong swimmer... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is a must for those looking for hidden gems off the beaten path. My fiance and I went there and it was a gorgeous oasis and felt like we were in a forgotten rainforest. Definately worth the mild intensity hike to get there! I would definately recommend and go again!

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Port-au-Prince
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Bassin Bleau is one of those subtle surprises that has you commenting, "Wow! I never knew Haiti was so beautiful!" I have been to this wonderful place many times and each time is has me amazed. Talk with the locals about the mermaids that reside in the bottom of these magical pools and makes the trip even more of a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a must do!! We had a guide, which was helpful given the uneven terrain to get to the basins. Once there the climb down looks tricky, but it is actually not so bad (and I'm 56 and overweight!) Once in the main pool, it was an amazing experience swimming in the glowing blue pool, looking up, and seeing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the hike to get there was strenuous but worth the trip. The water was clear and refreshing, The view on the drive up was breath taking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Like many things, it is not exactly like it's pictures. However, Bassin Bleu is a must see when in Jacmel. Bring a bathing suit!! Also, go with the guide. They only want a small tip at the end and mine was very entertaining and informative. Have fun!

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful but missing accessibility. Difficult to hike to the last bassin. Don't let the guys at the entry fool you to pay more than what you already paid for entry and parking on site.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We took a moto taxi from Hotel Florita (it was 1000 gourde) for the moto taxi to and from the location. Then we paid 100 gourde for entrance and about 500 gourde for 2 guides to hike with us. You don't really need the guides unless you need their help to climb up on the rocks at the waterfall to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My friends and I went to Bassin Bleu and it is breathtaking. The drive from Jacmel is about an hour and once you get to the location from there it's a 20 minute walk to get to the cliff. However it's well worth it. Be careful as many tourist will try to guide you to the waterfall and expect a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We drove about two hours from our hotel to get here and it was totally worth it. This is a strenuous trek . Definitely take a local guide with you. They are super helpful guys guys that know the path and physically assist you along the way When you arrive, they will all flock to you for your business so... More 

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Address: Address: outside Jacmel, Jacmel 9110, Haiti
Location: Caribbean  >  Haiti  >  Sud-Est Department  >  Jacmel

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