Labadie has the distinctive charm of delivering in just one place some of the best beaches of the Caribbean, a bit of History and a bright, colorful palette of arts, crafts and people. “Habitation Labadie» to be correct, is a mix of traditional Haitian dwellings and prosperous hill-perched villas. Further west along the coast, another beach, and then suddenly around a bend, the magnificent Baie d’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. The Santa Maria, Columbus’ flag ship, fell victim to a reef further down the cost from Acul near the Haitian town of Caracol. Across the bay, many small islands and reefs complete the vista. On a clear day, you can see the famous Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga Island) on the horizon. The beach of Labadie is one of the most well-kept and well-equipped of the country. It is also one of the beaches most visited by foreign tourists.