This Gallic toehold in the Caribbean exudes a distinctly French air, enticingly spiced up by West Indian warmth. Local culture and cuisine combine both influences. The stylish isle is dominated by Mount Pelee, which destroyed the city of St. Pierre in 1902. Black sand beaches and rainforests are found in the north, with yet more beautiful sands to the south. Sights include La Pagerie, birthplace of Napoleon's Empress Josephine, and Diamond Rock, a 600-foot pinnacle, once registered as a British warship.
Restaurants in Martinique
4.5 based on 403 reviews
A great place to visit!!!!You can see and learn how that wonderful drink is made.Everywhere you feel the smell of rum.And the most lovely part is the tasting.Enjoy!!!!
4.5 based on 443 reviews
Coral barrier where visitors can swim, snorkel and enjoy the exceptional fauna.
This is one of those places you need to do when in Martinique to get a feel for the place. Locals regularly come out on the Fonds Blancs for a swim; basically a sand bank swimming pool in the sea! We were a few boats and stocked up on food and drinks and had a sensational afternoon. A tremendous experience not to be missed!
4.5 based on 406 reviews
We did not regret our stopover at Presqu'ile de la Caravelle. We only did the small walk/hike (better take good walking shoes) to the Lighthouse. Approx 1 hour return.
From the top, you have 360 degree view of the Presqu'ile/Martinique - it was unbelievable! The views are simply spectacular!
Careful - the gps indicates you can drive all the way to the lighthouse. But of course, you can't. There is a parking where you leave your car and that's where the walk departs from. You can go all around Presqu'ile de la Caravelle - believe that takes approx 4 hours. If you leave left you go to the lighthouse. If you leave right you go to the castle ruins.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Just discover the most beautiful flowers, trees of Martinique in the best creation of jean philippe thoze throught the visit of his grand mother property
On our cruise we visited several botanical Gardens on different Islands, but this was our favourite. Very well kept, well labelled displays, fantastic colours, great views (esp. from the - very safe - wooden suspended bridge), and humming bird feeders always busy with beautiful birds.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
We spent an hour and a half at La Savane des Esclaves, which was time well spent learning about the terrible experience encountered by those men and women who were forcibly taken from West Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries to work on the sugar and banana plantations in Martinique. It is easy to reach: look for the signpost on the left hand side of the road as you drive into Les Trois Ilets, just past the Vito garage and before the large roundabout - it is a couple of kilometres from there, south of the town. There is adequate space for parking. It consists of a collection of wooden buildings, attractively located amongst trees, bushes and flowers, depicting the lives of slaves, and their work and living conditions. You just follow the path and go at your own pace. There are notices everywhere providing helpful information in French and English. Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 212 reviews
Long distance beach with clear blue water lot of people locals and tourists have fun together we put our hammock,cocktails homade from some nice women that they own a small souvenir shop exactly at the entrance of the beach.Behind the beach you can have a tasty local lunch as there you can find more 6 restaurants.Great view great location.DO NOT MISS!!!
4.5 based on 191 reviews
We went to this place just after seeing Balata garden and probably that was the mistake. Not bad the garden very well taken care but compared to the Balata garden it's rather simple. It didn't helped either that it was raining and to do walks we barely did half.
In overall I think you see something not very different from the garden and do not see it after seeing the garden.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
One of the most popular Beaches on the island, best known for its soft white sands and calm, sheltered waters.
This is a stunning beach. It is long and wide which many Beaches on Martinique are not. There are lots of restaurants along the beach near the parking lot and to the west along the road. There are toilet facilities and showers although these are a bit primitive. The water is lovely and the surf is gentle. The beach was crowded, but we didn't mind. Everyone stakes out a little area and everyone is very nice. There are some picnic table. There are shady spots just off the beach. A really stunning place.
4.5 based on 790 reviews
We enjoyed excellent snorkeling at Anse Dufour. The beach was smallish and rather crowded, but there was a nice sandy entrance to the water, and the snorkeling area was large enough not to feel crowded. Water calmness and clarity were outstanding, and there were many beautiful fish and healthy coral to see. We also enjoyed seeing the pelicans fearlessly fishing right next to the swimmers.
There are plenty of restaurants and other facilites onsite. Parking is not adequate for the popularity of this beach, so be prepared to walk a long way, and/or be very brave about parallel parking on a narrow road. Cars frequently had to back up long distances to allow each other past, so parking can take a while. However, the snorkeling at this beach is well worth a little inconvenience!
4.5 based on 230 reviews
This mountain may look innocent, but don't be fooled: it's really a volcano, responsible for the destruction of the town of St. Pierre.
My husband and our two kids, ages 10 and 12, did this hike in March 2017. There are three different routes to take - L'Aileron, Grande-Savane, and Grand-Rivière. We did L'Aileron. My understanding is that Grande-Savane is a straight shot up on the sunny side while L'Aileron has more varied terrain and up the interior side. Grand-Riviere is much longer hike where you start from almost the coastline. Anyway, we started off around 10am; it was cloudy, rainy and cool, so make sure you bring a raincoat and good hiking shoes. My understanding is that it is usually cloudy, particularly in the morning, so don't expect beautiful views to start. The way up wasn't terribly challenging and we made it up in about an hour and 15 minutes. Once at the top, you can either just hang out a bit and head back down OR do a hike around the Caldera. We chose option two, which was a much more interesting and challenging hike, scrambling up and down rocks. While hiking the Caldera, the clouds started to dissipate and we had beautiful views of the coast and the interior of Martinique. It was just gorgeous. The Caldera took about 2 hours, and then it was another 1 hour plus down. We loved it, had a great time! We were hiking for about 5 hours in total. Would definitely recommend it!
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