• MARTINIQUE

WELCOME TO MARTINIQUE

Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is one of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles group. Its eastern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean while its western coast is flanked by the Caribbean Sea. The island is 4 350 miles away from France, 1 950 miles from New York and 275 miles from the closest South American coastline.

TOURISM AND CULTURE

Stunning beaches border tropical rainforests and towering cathedrals share skyline with an imposing volcano. Tourists and residents crowd the store-lined streets and restaurant-filled back alleys of Fort-de-France, while a few miles north, foliage dampens the sounds of bird tweets and hikers. In a word: Martinique. If you want to hit the beach one day then get the adrenaline pumping the next, you’ll find that this island offers both – and does both well.

GETTING THERE

International carriers with flights direct to Martinique’s modern Aimé Césaire Airport (FDF) include Air Caraibes, Air France, Corsair, Air Canada, Air Transat, American Airlines and Norwegian. Direct flights from Miami to Martinique are available on Air France and American Airlines. Norwegian also offers nonstop flights from New York, Boston and Baltimore/Washington D.C.

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Fort-de-France Bay
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Capital: Fort-de-France

Population: 386,486

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Religion: Roman Catholic

National Bird: Oriole

National Flower: MADININA

National dish: Colombo de Martinique

Motto: La collective au service du pays

The National Flag:
The official flag of Martinique is the national flag of France which is a tricolour flag featuring three vertical bands coloured blue (hoist side), white, and red.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE

THE 2019 CREOLE FOOD AND RUM PROGRAM

From 20 to 26 October 2019, the KFR will bring together the excellence of the French, Creole and Martinican culinary scene, promoting the heritage and know-how of our Martinique region.

TOURISM UPDATE

Martinique’s capital city and cruise port, Fort de France, is expecting some 345,000 visiting cruise passengers and 120,000 homeporting a major cruise port, for the 2019-2020 season, .

ATTRACTIONS

Balata Botanical Garden

Les Salines

Fort-de-France

Les Trois-Ilets

Saint-Pierre

Boat Tours from Pointe du Bout

Château Dubuc and the Caravelle Peninsula

Route de la Trace to Morne Rouge

Musée de la Pagerie

Zoo Martinique and Le Carbet

Sainte-Anne

Hiking on Mount Pelée

Diamond Rock

Gorges de la Falaise

Les Ombrages

HOTELS & RESORTS

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Memorial Day Weekend: May 23 – 28, 2018