Get ready for an awesome time in Martinique
Palm trees, stunning beaches and the spicy flavourful creole – Do these sound appealing to you? Then it’s time to go to Martinique! Home to the smouldering Mont Pelée, Martinique is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated island offering a striking diversity of landscapes, top-notch culinary experiences, an enormous array of activities and a rich cultural life.
Martinique is where you get to see black sand beaches in the north and golden sand beaches in the south. From brightly coloured fishing yoles to typically Caribbean beats, a trip to Martinique will get you totally enthralled in Creole culture as it works its magic.
On this trip, we get to enjoy the views and explore the waters around Diamond Rock, a refuge for sea birds at the heart of the Caravelle Peninsula Nature Reserve. In Grand’Rivière, you’ll be entranced by the deft ballet of the fishermen and their multi-coloured skiffs.
If you want to combine hiking with swimming in turquoise waters, then the TrouCochon trail in Vauclin is the place to be. You can also go back in time at the former Habitation Clément rhum distillery, now a listed historical monument, before heading to the market in Fort-de-France for treats such as okra, chayote, and star fruit. What’s more? You get to proudly climb the active volcano of Mont Pelée which looms over the harbour town of St-Pierre, known as the Pompeii of the Caribbean and comes with lots of charm as well as some great restaurants and clubs.
THINGS TO DO IN MARTINIQUE
- Take a walk on the beaches
- Go Hiking and Swimming at the TrouCochon trail in Vauclin
- Climb the active volcano of Mont Pelee
More outdoor activities, More seafood to try
Sometimes in Martinique, not even the sea is enough to cool you down, so you can get to hide out in the river at CœurBouliki in Saint Joseph where you will be greeted with warm smiles and politesse.
You can also visit the Balata Botanical Garden and get to list the thousands of species of tropical plants and flowers. And if you would like to explore the local soil, you may try becoming an expert in banana growing at Habitation Belfort. You can visit historical sites like the La Savane des Esclaves museum of slavery and also get to see the the Anse Cafard slave trade sculpture installation and memorial.
Martinique is also home to all sorts of delicious cuisines. Enjoy the tastes of Trempage and Shrimp bisque and the Féroce and Lambi fricassee. Make sure you have the time of your life. And don’t forget to take home the favourite perfume from Sainte-Luce and the Bakoua straw hat.