Labadee Cruise Port Guide

On a Southern Caribbean cruise to Haiti, you’ll experience a private island experience unlike any other. Unwind in the tucked-away paradise of Labadee, where pristine beaches, frozen cocktails, and sparkling blue waters await.

Set up your beach towel and lounge on Labadee’s white sand beaches with a good book or go on a snorkeling adventure. Take the family to a water park or zipline the entire length of the island. Relax in a private bungalow or take a ride on the Dragon’s Tail Roller Coaster to take things up a notch.

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Top Sights & Attractions for Cruises to Labadee

Adrenaline Beach

Located close to the Labadee cruise port, Adrenaline Beach is an easy choice for travelers who want to stick close to the ship. Watch the ship bobbing gently in the waves, go for a swim, or snorkel in the ocean. 

Barefoot Beach

Secluded Barefoot Beach on the south end of Labadee is accessible to Sea Pass holders. It’s a quieter beach, making it a great spot for a low-key snorkeling adventure or relaxing with your sweetheart.

Dragon’s Tail Roller Coaster

Even though it’s a small island, you’ll find big thrills in Labadee, where the Dragon’s Tail Roller Coaster is a favorite for adrenaline seekers. Dip and ride at exhilarating speeds while taking in lush island views.

Columbus Cove

On a Labadee, Haiti cruise, you’ll find a getaway in Columbus Cove, which is the perfect setting for a laidback beach day.  You can take a shuttle bus for more beach time, or enjoy a leisurely walk before setting up your beach chair and grabbing a drink. Craving an escape? Rent a romantic bungalow for you and your sweetheart. 

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Top Things to Do in Labadee

Lounge on the Beach

Labadee is one of the most popular cruise stops thanks to the sheer amount of relaxation that’s possible there. Take it easy on one of Labadee’s five beaches, like the secluded Combus Cove or the cabanas at Barefoot Beach.


This fruity signature cocktail on Labadee, called the Labadoozie, is a blend of coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and dark rum. The Labadoozie is a frozen delight on a hot summer day.

Go Zip Lining

The Dragon’s Breath zipline is a must-do activity for thrill-seekers, spanning the entire length of Labadee. Whether you’re an experienced zipliner or a beginner, you’ll never forget the island and ocean views from this nearly 3,000-foot zipline adventure.

Top Food & Drink Spots Near the Labadee Cruise Port

Labadee’s culinary scene is centered around the concept of comforting barbeque foods, Haitian classics, and easy lunches. It’s laid-back here, and you can enjoy finer dining onboard and as you travel to other destinations on your cruise. For those with inclusive food and beverage packages, dining on the island is all part of the package. There are also eight bars on the island for your beverage needs, complete with signature cocktails and virgin drinks for those who prefer non-alcoholic options.

Culture & History of the Labadee Cruise Port

Before it became well known as a beach destination for cruisers, Labadee was stylized as “Labadie”. Royal Caribbean purchased the island with the intent to make it a private, exclusive beach escape for a romantic getaway or fun for the entire family. On a cruise to Haiti, Labadee is a great destination for lounging and water adventures.

Labadee Port Facilities & Location

Labadee is a privately operated island, and you’ll be tendered ashore from your cruise ship onto the islands for a day of beachy delights, barbeque, and family fun. Beach chairs are complimentary for visitors, and it’s easily navigable thanks to shuttle services and walkable beaches.

Transportation in Labadee

This fantastic private beach is fairly walkable for visitors on a cruise to Haiti. There’s a free tram/shuttle service for cruise passengers. There’s also a water taxi available to the furthest beach, called Columbus Cove. In general, it’s not difficult to navigate on foot here.

Shopping Near the Labadee Cruise Port

For shopping, head to the Artisan Market, a general store, and the Artisan Village, an open-air market. Haggling is welcomed here. You’ll find standard souvenirs and a few handmade Haitian goods to choose from.

Local Currency & Tipping Customs

In Labadee, U.S. dollars are widely accepted. The official currency in Haiti is the gourde, and five Haitian gourdes are equivalent to one Haitian dollar (H$). The gourde is stylized on menus as the HTG. Credit cards are widely accepted at most major establishments, and ATMs are readily available in larger towns like Port-au-Prince. When in Haiti, haggling at markets and shops is common. Don’t forget to leave a small tip for an excellent cab experience, and service charges are typically already included in restaurant bills.

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