Have you been thinking about booking a hotel in Martinique? Don't hesitate any longer before planning your trip to this French island in the Lesser Antilles. Formed mainly of volcanic cones, Martinique is a fantastic destination for hiking enthusiasts. From the Paul Gauguin Interpretation Centre to the clear, warm Caribbean waters, from lush vegetation to tropical flowers, choose a trip to Martinique or Saint Martin Island.
The capital of Martinique, built on a marshy plain, is your first stop. Stroll from market to market through the lively streets of Fort-de-France, savour the local Caribbean specialties, visit architectural masterpieces such as the St. Louis Cathedral and Schloelcher Library, or meander among the bamboo groves and the ancient trees of La Savane. And why not take advantage of your visit to the port to board a pleasure boat to discover the coves nearby?
Now let's head to the south of the island, where you will find the warm ash-coloured beach of Anse Noire, the extraordinary snorkelling site of Diamond Rock, the Trois Rivières sugar cane plantations and distilleries that make an absolutely delicious rum, white sands of Salinas and the unique Club Med village of Buccaneer's Creek. Where do you want to start?
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During your stay in Martinique, you will definitely want to visit a rum distillery, but also the shell art museum at l'Anse à l'Âne, the Paul Gauguin Interpretation Centre at Carbet, and the island's many other cultural attractions. The natural riches of Martinique are too numerous to list. Make sure to experience the very lush vegetation on the northern part of the island.
•La Savane, a park in Fort-de-France
•Volcanology Museum in Saint-Pierre
•Route de la Trace
•La Mauny Distillery
Some renowned festivals:
•Carnaval de la Martinique – The 5 days before Ash Wednesday
•Commemoration of the Eruption of Mount Pelée, Saint-Pierre - May 8
•Carrefour mondial de guitare – December of even-numbered years
•Rencontres internationales de jazz – December of odd-numbered years
•Scuba diving: Saint-Pierre Bay, La Rocher de la Perle, Trois-Ilets, Anses d'Arlet, Diamond Rock, Sainte-Anne
•Snorkelling: Sainte-Anne, Grande Anse, Saint-Pierre Bay, Anse Céron
•Hiking: Grand'Rivière, Le Prêcheur, Mount Pelée, Anse Couleuvre
•Kayak: Cap Chevalier, Fort-de-France, Le Robert
•Windsurfing: Trois-Ilets, Cap Chevalier, Sainte-Anne
•Horseback Riding: Fort-de-France, Trois-Ilets, Diamond Rock