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MARTINIQUE TRIP

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.

Tourism suggestions:

•La Savane, a park in Fort-de-France

•Mount Pelée

•Volcanology Museum in Saint-Pierre

•Route de la Trace

•Carbet Mountains

•Grand Rivière

•Anse Noire

•Anse Dufour

•Diamond Rock

•Salines Beach

•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

Sports available:

•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

Frequently Asked Questions

The flight time from Montreal to Martinique, by direct flight, is approximately 05: 10hours.
When Quebec is at standard time, there is no time difference with Martinique; when Quebec switches to daylight saving time, a delay of one hour is to be expected.
In 2021, the population in Martinique amounts to 355,094 inhabitants.
There is only one international airport in Martinique, it is the airport of Fort-de-France / Aimé Césaire (FDF)
The economy of Martinique is essentially based on oil refining, agriculture (bananas, rum, pineapples), fishing and tourism.
An increasingly popular destination, given the growing demand, the island of Martinique continues to expand by adding more flights to Fort-de-France from Montreal, more choices of hotels and activities, and collaborates in the development of sustainable blue tourism in order to be recognized as a cultural eco-tourism destination.
Among the beautiful areas for accommodation in Martinique, the village of Les Anses-d'Arlet, on the south coast where the beaches follow one another and invite to stop there; the town of Sainte-Anne, for its coconut palm beaches and paradisiacal landscapes; Les Trois Islets, on the south coast of Fort-de-France, to meet the artisans; Saint-Pierre, formerly called 'le Petit Paris' for the history and culture of the island; le Diamant, for its panoramas.
The village of Les Anses-d'Arlet, on the south coast; the town of Sainte-Anne, with its paradisiacal landscapes; Fort-de-France, the capital; Saint-Pierre, formerly called 'le Petit Paris' for the history and culture of the island; Sainte-Luce, fishing village.
The climate of Martinique is mild and the heat never excessive. The average temperature throughout the year is around 26 degrees C. To take advantage of the ease of direct flights to get there, you should choose a stay from January to April.
The island of Martinique is safe; however, as with all destinations around the world, in preparation for travel, always check the Canadian Government site which posts safety updates around the world. https://voyage.gc.ca/destinations/martinique
Several reasons make Martinique a destination of choice: first, the temperature is ideal all year round, the vegetation is lush, which explains why Martinique is described as 'the island of flowers'; a fascinating cultural mix, a short direct flight from Montreal, no jetlag (except in winter), the smiles of Martinicans, the gourmet cuisine, the beaches, the history, the 'zouk', and the experiences in all- included or 'à la carte' according to each budget.
In Martinique, you have to discover its white sand beaches, Sainte-Anne, Anse des Salines, a visit to Fort St-Louis and the cathedral at Fort de France, the spice and fish markets, Mount Pelée , the flora and fauna of La Caravelle, the Rocher du Diamant, the Jardin de Balata, the Clement sugar cane plantation.
In the evening in Martinique, take advantage of the nightlife to go dancing in a tropical atmosphere to the rhythms of 'zouk' in several discotheques or nightclubs; or go to the 'Wahoo Café', a meeting place for locals in the evening to have a drink and share a meal with friends; or at the 'Kano', to sip a 'punch' to the sound of catchy music with a DJ
Several West Indian spices are part of Martinican cuisine: star anise, cinnamon, lemongrass, cloves, Colombo, Coriander, Turmeric, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg.
Going on an excursion to Montagne Pelée, to Anse Dufour for snorkelling, or to see the iguanas on Chancel Island, or to see the Gardens of Bonneville are some of the excursions in nature offered; or cultural visits to see the Cathedral and Fort Saint-Louis, the Clément rum distillery, the Aimé-césaire theater; or for family excursions, the Martinique Zoo, the Balata Garden, or one of the island's many beaches.
Martinique is a destination for water sports, beaches, sailing, eco-tourism; you have to discover its white sand beaches, Sainte-Anne, Anse des Salines, a visit to Fort St-Louis and the cathedral in Fort de France, the spice and fish markets, Mount Pelée, the fauna and the flora of La Caravelle, the Rocher du Diamant, the Jardin de Balata, the Clément sugar cane plantation.
The Salines beach in Sainte-Anne is the most famous but the most frequented; that of the Diamond is the longest; the beaches of L'Anse-D'Arlet are worth the detour; Anse Bonnevile on La Caravelle for surf enthusiasts. https://www.lonelyplanet.fr/article/les-plus-belles-plages-de-martinique
In Martinique, the electrical outlets are the same as in Europe. An adapter and converter are therefore essential. https://www.priseselectriques.info/
Martinique uses the Euro as the official monetary currency.
The green iguana, the mongoose, the raccoon, the land crab, the lizard, are the land animals most seen in Martinique; many animals are endangered or no longer reproduce; however, you will see a large number of birds of several species, including hummingbirds; the only terrestrial animal dangerous to humans is the trigonocephalic snake, especially found on sugar cane plantations. http://www.cartemartinique.com/la-martinique/faune-animaux-de-martinique.php
Martinique thanks to its microclimates produces pineapple, apple-cinnamon, guava, soursop, papaya, redcurrant, star fruit.
Local transport equivalent to 'Uber' has been established on the island since 2018, in the name of 'Coco Martinique'