Labadee, Haiti

Private peninsula only available with Royal Caribbean. We learned so much from our guide Lamey. Royal Carribean Cruise Lines provides a career and life for many in his village.
The average pay here is $1000.00 yearly. Tourism and the cruise ship is a lifeline for them. 

They eat sea grapes and almonds, pictured. They have a special medicinal plant called Neem. It treats hundreds of illnesses. He and his family eat 5 to 6 leaves a few days a week. His grandmother is 104 years old and in great shape. You can make tea with it as well. He informed us India sells the cream and it works wonders on skin and diabetes etc.
For many it’s an escape from the cold.  This is a paradise for families!