Surfers plying the waves, whether by body or on boards; beachcombers sifting through piles of shells and stones; sun worshipers lazing the day away; youngsters contesting an animated game of soccer right along the water’s edge…

Beach days in Cayes-Jacmel along the laid-back and breezy southern coast of Haiti were a surprise to me when I visited a few years.

The scene was one I’d seen a thousand times before on fabled and little-known shores alike all over the Caribbean.

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This, however, was Haiti. Wonders common to the rest of the Caribbean found here are often quite uncommon indeed…

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