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Aquin

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Aquin

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Aquin is a municipality and a medium sized town in Haiti's Sud Department in the Aquin Arrondissement. Aquin is a port, situated on Tiburon Peninsula's southern coast and had around 95,004 inhabitants as per the 2003 census. In 1950 the population was around 1799. 100,000 people inhabit Aquin as per current estimates. Aquin is located within the geographical coordinates of 73° 24 '0 West and 18° 17' 0 north.

Understand[edit]

Aquin has been transformed by a non-profit institution called the Aquin Development Foundation. Children in the Brodeguin School are supported by this foundation. The foundation also supports the St.Thomas d'Aquin Parish and runs a campaign for afforestation. It is the intention of the foundation to put up a public library in modern style and accordingly it will be named as Bibliotheque de la Ville d' Aquin.

Get in[edit]

The National Route 2 passes through Aquin which makes the region easily accessible. National Route 2 heads towards Les Cayes and traverses through Port-au-Prince.


Do[edit][add listing]

It has some of the most amazing beaches and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. A lot of people come here to enjoy bathing in the sun and collect sea shells and coral reefs. The shells get deposited by the tide while it regresses towards the sea.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Saturday and Wednesday are market days when Aquin buzzes with activities. Wares are traded by people who come in large numbers to the market.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

One of the best hotels here is Jardin Sur Mer.

  • Aldy's Hotel, Route Nationale #2, (509) 28 66 7511, [1].  edit
  • Jardins Sur Mer, Route Nationale #2 (Zanglais, SD, Haiti), (509) 32 89 0771. Lodging facilities include: Eight ocean view rooms with double occupancy and two suites that accommodate families up to six individuals. Visit and access to La Trompeuse uninhabited islet is available only 15 minutes by boat. “Jardins sur Mer” is often referred to as a small corner of “Paradise on Earth” by those who experience it.  edit

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Some of the finest delicacies like grilled shrimps and home grown oysters are prepared tastefully and served here.

This place is indeed an exquisite one. Tourists and locals visit the hotels to enjoy great food sometimes served as buffets, and scenic settings naturally created by nature. Many of the hotels have an excellent view of the sandy beaches and the Caribbean Sea.

  • Jardin Sur Me, Route Nationale #2 (Zanglais, SD, Haiti). “Jardins Sur Mer” is a fantastic little auberge and get-away halfway between Aquin and Les Cayes right after Morrisseau in the village of Zanglais. Food and Wine selection is outstanding. Extensive menu of exquisitely prepared dishes with the freshest locally grown ingredients. Fresh caught catch-of-the-day always available including Langoustines, red and yellow snappers, jumbo shrimps, etc. all served in a lavish environment surrounded by lush vegetation and a multitude of blooming plants year round. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily. Beautiful grounds and excellent professionally trained service staff. Owner Bob Anglade personally looks after all the details. Well stocked bar offering the famous “Rum Sour” – Jardins sur Mer’s signature cocktail.  edit