A blend of Caribbean and French Creole cultures gives Martinique irresistible appeal. The sister island to St. Lucia, Martinique’s clear waters and sandy beaches give way to lush rainforests and dramatic rocky cliffs. This makes it a true paradise for nature lovers, whether you’re in the mood for a nature walk, kayaking adventure or surfing lesson! Afterwards, why not treat yourself to French patisserie, freshly-caught fish or a cooling glass of fruity rum punch? For more leisure, head to the resorts in Les Trois-Ilets to find glam casinos, pulsing nightclubs and friendly beach bars alike.
The island’s picturesque capital city is Fort-de-France, dotted with gorgeous floral gardens, wrought-iron balconies and colonial architecture. Visit La Savane Park to see a statue of Napoleon’s wife, a former resident, or venture to the Martinique Museum of Archaeology to learn more about Martinique’s pre-colonial life.
Ready to set sail? Visit the Pointe de Bout Marina if you wish to embark on a dolphin watching or fishing excursion – this area is the prime destination for boat trips out into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Martinique.
With its French influences, it’s no surprise that cuisine in Martinique is top-notch! You can enjoy local favourites like freshly caught red snapper in elegant beachside restaurants. Some of the best food is found in unassuming cafes and street carts, whether it’s grilled fish with ratatouille or succulent smoked chicken.
Lace up your walking shoes and get out into the rocky trails of the Caravelle Peninsula, a favourite with sightseers and advanced trekkers alike! This headland loops its way along the coast, giving way to panoramic sea views. And if you’re after a more relaxing experience, pull up a sun lounger and soak in the sun on the white sands of Anse Dufour or black sands of Anse Noir.