Petionville Haiti has been getting a good amount of attention from travelers in recent years. Both a commune and a suburb of Port-au-Prince, it is very much a commercial center that boasts many dining and shopping options. Understandably so, much of Port-au-Prince’s tourist activity takes place in Petionville. It isn’t all about tourism, however. Many businessmen, diplomats, and wealthy citizens do business and reside in Petionville. This in part explain’s the area’s palatial mansions.
Petionville Haiti has the reputation of being an upscale, stable community with nightlife and business practices that resemble Western normality. As such, it is no surprise that it attracts so many foreign travelers. Many make it their Haiti travel base, choosing to stay at one of the Petionville hotels. Among the hotels in the area is the Best Western Haiti, or the Best Western Premier Petionville (pictured), as it is officially known. The first Haitian hotel with a U.S. chain affiliation, the Best Western Haiti has ample facilities and more than 100 comfortable rooms and suites. Another standout among the Petionville hotels is the Royal Oasis. Opened in December 2012, this highly-anticipated lodging establishment is managed by Occidental Hotels & Resorts, which is based in Spain and hasn’t opened an internationally branded hotel in more than a decade.
Petionville restaurants offer plenty in the way of quality, as well as diversity. Some specialize in French cuisine. Haiti, after all, was a French colony in its former life. Also found in Petionville are restaurants that specialize in the local Haitian cuisine, Creole. Whatever else you may have a taste for, chances are good that you can find a restaurant to satisfy your needs in Petionville. Taiwanese, Lebanese, Italian, and Asian fusion are just some of the other cuisines that you can expect to encounter when making the rounds at the Petionville restaurants.