Martinique

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Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane, a garden bordered by shops and cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Distinctly French, Martinique offers a seductive mix of magnificent beaches, dramatic mountains, tropical gardens, and fascinating history. Fort-de-France is the main city and capital. Here, you can explore architectural attractions and learn about the island’s pre-Columbian and colonial past at the city’s museums.

For a poignant reminder of nature’s power, visit Saint-Pierre. This city, built among the ruins of Martinique’s former capital, was totally destroyed by the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée. The volcano’s soaring peak provides a stark backdrop to the surrounding towns and beaches.

More active things to do in Martinique include diving, snorkeling, and hiking the extensive system of trails, past waterfalls and lush scenery. However, many tourists simply come to bask on the fabulous beaches, feast on fine French and Creole cuisine, and savor a luscious taste of France in the tropics.

Island Resorts & Retreats

WHERE TO STAY

The Yellow Restaurant

The Yellow is a concept that offers you a living menu. A menu that changes according to arrivals. A cuisine that merges the base of revisited French cuisine with local products and flavors. As far as possible we work with local products, such as duck, beef and especially fish. Everything is homemade, the sauces, desserts, whipped cream flavored with the chef’s mood and especially the bread prepared every day. A themed dinner offered every full moon

Chez Carole

Enjoying a scenic spot on Phu Quoc Island, Chez Carol Beach Resort boasts a private 200m² beachfront along Cua Can Beach and a lake surrounded by natural greenery. Featuring an outdoor pool with sun umbrella and loungers, the property also has a spa and wellness and fitness centre. Free WiFi can be accessed throughout the property and free public parking is available on site

FRENCH COCO

Boutique Hotel of 17 suites with private pools & gardens. 300m away from the beach, the hotel is nearby the Natural Reserve of the Caravelle. At the restaurant, our Maître d’Hôtel, and his team will guide you through the chef’s delicate creations. The lounge, with its relaxed atmosphere, inspired by the mood of distilleries, awaits you, round off your evening sipping exceptional vintage rums.

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Martinique

Martinique has it all, from the white sand beaches of the south of the island to the volcanic dome of Mount Pelee in the north.  This French Overseas territory is part of the European Union, carries the euro as currency and French as its principal language, yet she throbs with a colourful Caribbean vibe.     In Martinique, you’ll find a delicious combination of Creole culture and lifestyle with French je ne said quoi.   On this Windward island, set in the eastern Caribbean Sea, you’ll find rain forests, banana plantations and rum distilleries.  There’s huge history here in Martinique, endless watersports, hiking and fantastic food.  Here are all the best things to do in Martinique.

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Martinique

EXPLORE THE ISLAND

The island of Martinique is a French Overseas Territorial Collectivity located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea and forming a part of the volcanic arc of the Lesser Antilles group of islands. Martinique is one of the Windward Islands that is situated northwest of Barbados, south of the island of Dominica and north of Saint Lucia. The island is bounded by the North Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Caribbean Sea in the west. Martinique is separated from Dominica by the Dominica Channel (Martinique Passage).

Martinique experiences a tropical maritime climate with average temperatures around 26 °C. The climate is moderated by the northeast trade winds. There are two distinct seasons on the island, the dry season from December to June and the wet, monsoon season from July to December. The island is also vulnerable to devastating hurricanes.