Dinner and a swim
Why locals love it
The restaurant at this charming gingerbread hotel is a bit pricey ($13-18 USD per entree) but with advance permission from the management you are allowed use of their lovely, sparkling clean pool before/after eating. Skip the overpriced drinks and bring your own, but tip the staff generously for glasses of ice, bottle openers, etc.
Why you should visit it
It's an oasis in the middle of Petionville with free wifi. If you're on a budget, order off menu. Plates of rice with beans, or fries, or boiled/fried banana, or vegetable of the day are served with bread and butter for about $4 a plate.
When ordering water, refuse the bottled stuff – water served to you in a glass is free but also comes from a bottle.