Are you ready to meet the most fantastic and luxurious destination of the Caribbean? Then we start with the traveling to Martinique! Known as an overseas department of France, the island reflects both French and Caribbean culture. Even the most fastidious traveler will find a great variety of things to do on this unique island. You will be surprised by a great variety of Martinique hotels that are becoming incredibly popular. Be sure you will definitely find the one that will suit both your budget and need.
If you are looking for true relaxation and don’t want to worry about the food, day-time activities or night entertainment, Martinique resorts will be a perfect option for you. World class service in the dream location with everything you expect from an all-inclusive resort in Martinique you can find in the hotel “Club Med Les Boucaniers”.
Everything that you might expect from fashionable and elegant France is waiting for you on Martinique.
If you are planning a trip to Martinique, be sure you have a valid passport or national identity card (in case you are a citizen of European Union). There is good news for citizens of the US, Canada, and Australia as well as New Zealand. They can stay on an island for up to 90 days without a visa. EU citizens can visit Martinique visa-free as well, while all other guests need a Schengen visa.
Martinique has a perfect tropical climate, so tourists can visit it all year round. However, the most popular season is considered to be from December until the end of April. Get ready that at this time all Martinique beaches will be overcrowded with tourists. The island has become extremely popular especially among European tourists. It will be a good idea to book Martinique apartments or hotel beforehand as the prices are usually doubled at the high season. As a rule, the rainy season starts in July and can last up to October. So it isn’t a good time for Martinique vacations unless you are a great lover of heavy rain.
The easiest and quickest way to get to Martinique is of course by air. It is served by a big number of airlines so you can get to this amazing place from any part of the world. The only airport of the island is Martinique Aimé Césaire Internatinal Airoport that is located in Le Lamentin, in a short distance from the capital Fort-de-France. As soon as you arrive, it will be a good idea to find Martinique car rental and continue your journey around the island in a luxurious cabriolet.
As soon as you get to the island, you will be absolutely impressed by a great variety of tourist attractions. Martinique offers an exclusive mix of amazing beaches, tropical forest, and great mountains as well museums and theaters. What to see and to do is up to your budget and desire.
Visit an amazing La Savane park that is located on the Fort-de-France. It was created for scientific experiments on the plants that were new on an island. The park has no fence and it is full of benches for peaceful relaxation. It is a home for a statue of Empress Josephine, who was the first wife of Napoleon.
Visit Musée de la Pagerie and you will know more about the life of Empress Josephine. An amazing mansion located on a sugar plantation was her birthplace and still contains a lot of things from Josephine’s childhood as well as her letters to Napoleon. It is a must-visit place for those who are fond of unknown facts of the French history.
This small museum in St-Pierre that was founded in 1932 by American adventurer Frank Perret is worth your attention. Be sure you will be greatly amazed by photos of the town before and after the eruption of Mont Pelée. An excellent guide will tell you’re the whole history of that unique place.
If you are looking for an exciting adventure, don’t miss a chance to hike around a semi-active volcano that is located in the north of Martinique. It is better to make arrangements with a local guide to be sure you won’t lose your way. Prepare comfortable shoes as well as food and plenty of water for your trip. And don’t forget to take your camera with you! Stunning views covered with mist and clouds are definitely worth taking some pictures. As soon as you explore La Montagne Pelée, you may visit the ruins caused by its eruption in 1902. Although this place is a popular tourist’s attraction of the island, the mountain is still considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world.
Get ready to find an amazing variety of restaurants and café that serve exclusive dishes as well as simple snacks and drinks. The Martinique food is a mixture of both French and Creole cuisines. You will find fresh seafood as well as local fruits almost everywhere. Don’t forget to try famous Caribbean rum as well as local Martinique beer Bière Lorraine. Although the prices in the most restaurants may seem quite expensive, be sure you gastronomic pleasure is worth the money.
Go to the North of the island and you will be impressed by the dense forests and black sand beaches that are truly worth seeing. It is a perfect place for eco-travel enthusiasts. Be sure you won’t be bored! A wide range of exciting adventures, including kayaking, climbing, horse riding and even more, will be the best way to spend active holidays in Martinique. If you are a kind of a tourist who is looking for fascinating beaches, luxury hotels as well as shopping and crazy night life, then the South part of the island is waiting for you.