Martinique Things to Do

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Martinique Things to Do

  • Beautiful gardens: Habitation Anse...

    In constructionStunningly beautiful gardensRuins of a 17the century plantation that used to be a sugar plant and dyeing factoryDestroyed by Montagne Pelée eruption in 1902Transformed into a beautiful parc by the same designer who planned the Balata Gardens near Fort de France (Jean Philippe Thoze) http://www.jardindebalata.fr/Beautiful exotic...

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  • Saint Pierre: history and volcano...

    A town still bearing the scars of the devastating volcano eruption that killed 26,000 people in 1902, Saint Pierre is a quaint Martinique town that is well worth visiting. You can stroll through the streets, enjoying the somewhat dilapidated but charming buildings, do some people watching, and enjoy the nice Caribbean atmosphere, especially during...

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  • Hiking the scenic Trace des Caps (South)

    In constructionThis lovely trail takes you along the Atlantic coast, in coastal forests, high dry plateau, and through deserted scenic beaches lined with coconut trees. Watch not to step on the scurrying hermit crabs in the forest! Relatively flat and easy trail.The trail is ~ 7 km long. Plan on 4 hours, + beach and swimming stops.

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  • Hiking Chemin des Anses du Nord (North)

    In constructionAwsome views on the coast, secluded beaches and cliffsTropical himid forestnarrow muddy and slick trailLovely beach Anse Couleuvre (short hike from parking lot)Ruins of plantation: Habitation of Anse CouleuvreI only hiked the very beginning from Anse CouleuvreThe whole trail (Anse Couleuvre-Grand Rivière) is 16 km long. Plan more...

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  • Lovely village and beach: Anses d'Arlet

    In constructionAnses d'Arlet is along the route des AnsesLovely villagePostcard perfect caribbean villageColorful housesNice beach, good for familiesFisherman watching

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  • Quaint village and rock of Le Diamant...

    In constructionLe Diamant is along the Route des Anses.Famous rock island off-shore, Rocher du DiamantLovelu church, beach, and streets.nice market in the morningGood place for souvenir shoppingBe careful if you decide to swim on Le Diamant beach because there is a strong undertoe. Not the best beach to swim!

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  • Wonderful drive: route des Anses (South)

    In construction"Route" is road in French, and "anse" means bay in local French (in standard French it means jug handle). Like all Martinique roads, this one twists and turn, goes up and down, but offers amazing view on this beautiful part of the Caribbean coast.Beautiful views on Caribbean seaLovely villages: Trois Islet, Anses d'Arlet, Le...

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  • The lovely village of St Anne and its...

    In constructionCute villageChurchGreat beachesNice for clothes and souvenir shoppingClub Med location

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  • Awsome views, Observatoire...

    In constructionFantastic view from coast to coast and on Montagne PeléeExhibition on Earth Sciences and the Volcano Observatory's purpose and historyVolcano, Earth quakes, and land slide monitoring. Scientists on call for natural disasters in Martinique and other Caribbean islands.Count 1 hour.Free.

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  • Rum distillery & museum: Habitation...

    Set in beautifully landscaped park, Habitation Clément dates from the 18th century. The museum comprises a working distillery, the equipment of the old distillery, the renovated buildings of the plantation owner (18-19th century furniture) and main other buildings, and a rum shop. It also doubles as a contemporary art museum, exhibiting Caribbean...

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  • Outdoor museum Savane des Esclaves,...

    Fantastic outdoor museum with reconstructed slave huts set in beautiful lush tropical vegetation. You take a one-hour tour with a guide (in French, but she knew English too, so I am sure she would obliged if necessary). You learn a lot about the use of local plants now and in the old days, and about life of the slaves during the plantation times....

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  • Hiking beautiful Presqu'île de la...

    Presqu'le de la Caravelle juts out 10 km in the Atlantic and is a peninsula located about the middle of the island's eastern coast. There are a couple villages, the one worth seeing being Tartane and its beach.But the real attraction of this area are the wild landscapes protected by the "Parc Naturel Régional" of Martinique. Well marked trails take...

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  • Climbing Montagne Pelée volcano (North)

    An active volcano and the highest point in Martinique (1395 m), Montagne Pelée is looming over the Northern part of Martinique. Climbing Montagne Pelée is a must if you come to Martinique, except that it is a arduous hike, so, not for everybody, and the summit is often shrouded in clouds, so, so much for the view. Pelée means bald or hairless in...

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  • A day at sea: islets, sailing,...

    On the Atlantic side, off-shore the towns of Le François and Le Robert, are a series of small islands that are only accessible by boat. They are called Ilets du François and Ilets du Robert. In the same area are submerged reefs and sandbars. The first are perfect for snorkelling, offering beautiful colorful fishes, corals, sea stars, sea cucumbers....

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  • A dry landscape, Savane des...

    The hike of the Savane des Pétrifications offers original landscapes ranging from a salt lake (étang des Salines), cactus bearing dry desert, sea battered cliffs, to lovely empty beaches. It is an easy hike, mostly flat, maybe about 12 km one way if you go from Anse à Prunes to Anse Trabaud. Count 4 hours at a leisurely pace, plus maybe a stop at...

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  • The postcard beach Grande Anse des...

    Grande Anse des Salines is the most popular beach of Martinique because it looks like any dream tropical beach you could ever imagine: white sand, clear turquoise water, palm trees, lovely view of hills across the bay. It is picture perfect. The down side is that it is the most crowded. Still go see it, or go swim there once. There are a few drink...

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  • St. Pierre

    Following the advice of a worker at the tourist information center in Fort-de-France, I spent most of my available time on Martinique in the town of St. Pierre. The town has an interesting history (Mont Pelee erupted at the beginning of the 20th century, destroying the town), and there are some interesting things to see. But I was bored by it...

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  • Excursion

    Go to a beach of the north of the island it's at 35 minutes from Fort de France.the Sand is black it is extraordinary.

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  • rainforest

    This had to be one of the most colorful rainforest I have ever seen. There are so many flowers all over the place. Beware though because they do have spiders and snakes in there. Ship tours want to charge $95 for this tour. Although beautiful it is not worth that much. Try to get a cheaper deal elsewhere. The waterfall inside the rainforest is...

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  • beach near fishing village

    There are a few beaches on this island but I like the one near the fishing village. The scenery is awesome. Behind the beach is the wall that still has the canon ball holes from the early wars of colonization.

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  • Visit St. Pierre & Natural Earth...

    St. Pierre is a shadow of its former self but is a prosperous little new town surviving on fishing and tourism. Visit the small museum and the Natural Earth Sciences centre, the building is straight out of a James Bond film and stunningly spectacular with Mt Pele as a backdrop. Take a walk around the amphitheatre, the setting it beautiful.. highly...

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  • Trip in the inner side of the island

    We were staying at the left bottom part of Martinique. The Hotel was Le Domain de L'Anse Caritan, a good solution even for those who are not requiring an "all inclusive" formula. We decided to rent a car for 2 days (the island is not that big) and - with a map - moved northwards. The streets and the roads are well-kept, no problems at all. The...

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  • White Sandy Sea Beds

    Travel across the Lamentin plain to François. Take a boat trip around the islands, swim at the "Baignoire de Joséphine" (a white sandy seabed), and have an apertif in the water. Enjoy lunch and music on the island. The return trip to François departs late in the afternoon. In all, a very relaxing day in beautiful places.

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  • Mount Pelée

    I was so excited about going to Martinique, just because I've seen so many pics of Mount Pelée. It was quite astonishing! It's about one hour from Fort-de-France, the capital. You can ask a taxi driver to take you there...There are many plantations of bananas at the bottom of Mount Pelée. It's beautiful!

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  • Traditional Dances

    Centre Martiniquais d'Action Culturelle holds many different performances throughout the year. If you can see a show of traditional Martinique dances. In case you miss it here you can go to another cultural center and see something similar.

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  • Trois Ilets

    Nice little place with victorian architecture. A few museums are here, market place, musical concerts held sometimes, further out is a nice beach. Can be reached by ferry or car.

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  • Saint Pierre

    Here you can visit Mount Pele which is the volcano that erupted killing all residents except for one prisoner. There are caves, nice beach, trolley to take you around, museum, and ruins.

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  • Rum Distillery

    We visited a rum Distillery. Afetr the tour we went into a sampling room. Every kind of rum that they make is brought out for sampling. Now I like my rum with coke. Here they serve it only with water so that you get the real flavour. It was pretty good except for the high alcohol kind. I had a tough time swallowing it. Some guy on our tour tried...

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  • Villages

    It's nice to visit the colourful villages. Walking in the streets you can discovery the daily of the inhabitants

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  • Topless Beach with sea urchins in the...

    My husband was gob-smacked to see young topless French tourists playing badmitten on the beach, while I (in my 1920s-esque bathing ensemble) was thrilled over the sea urchins and exotic fish temporarily imprisoned in tide pools. I collected some shell and coral treasures as well.

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  • There's so much to see and do;...

    There's so much to see and do; you'll have a wonderful time! Take an excursion to La Pagerie, Mount Pelee (the famous volcano), explore natural wonders all around you, and don't forget to tour a rum distillery -- yum!

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  • Walk the streets of...

    Walk the streets of Fort-de-France and experience the hussel and bussel of Paris of the West Indies. On a weekend it's normal to see parades and bands playing through the streets.The streets are really alive and full of culture!*Remember since it is European shops may close for 2-3 hours for lunch*

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  • Fort-de-France, the capital,...

    Fort-de-France, the capital, is wonderful to explore on foot. Among the sightseeing attractions is the city's architectural masterpiece, the Bibliothèque Schoelcher, or Schoelcher Library, a Romanesque-Byzantine gem built 100 years ago for the Paris Exposition of 1889, then dismantled and shipped to Martinique mosaic by mosaic. Named for Victor...

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  • The Volcano, Montagne Pelée.

    Montagne Pelée erupted in 1902 and killed all but one the 30,000 residents of St Pierre in three minutes flat. The only survivor was a local drunk who was locked in the police cell at the time!It is possible to get a guided walk up to the top of the volcano, if you do go, try to get a clear day as the view from the top is incredible. However, the...

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  • Sunbathing at Les Salines!...

    Sunbathing at Les Salines! This has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Just as you would imagine a paradise beach. The long, white-sand beach has warm clear blue sea, and a few beach bars hidden under the palm trees.

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  • In addition to the fantastic...

    In addition to the fantastic pure white sand and black volcanic sand beaches (on different parts of the island), you must visit some of the fishing villages around Martinique. You should visit Bellefontaine which is a neat village set atop a cliff, St. Pierre where they have a neat Museum of Vulcanology, Morne Vernt which is sit atop a mountain and...

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  • Take a Walking Tour of...

    Take a Walking Tour of Fort-de-FranceExplore the city of Fort-de-France by walking through the narrow streets and pastel buildings. Taking a walking tour allows you to take in the wonderful atmoshere and people of Fort-de-France.

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  • The Fort

    The FortWe enjoyed a one hour english speaking tour of the Fort. During our one hour tour, we learned of the importance of the location and of the history of this Fort and the town of Fort-de-France.

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  • Saint-Pierre. This town was a...

    Saint-Pierre. This town was a lovely French settlement when 4,700 foot Mount Pelee began belching smoke and cinders far above Saint-Pierre in late April 1902. However, people were not overly concerned. On May 4-5 a mass of mud and rocks swept down by Pelee's White River killing 25 people. At the same time a tidal wave lashed the shores near...

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  • Martinique is the southernmost...

    Martinique is the southernmost of the French West Indies. Its 425 square miles are crowded with 400,000 inhabitants.Below is a fun postcard map of the island.

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  • Facts for the TravelerVisas:...

    Facts for the TravelerVisas: US and Canadian citizens can stay up to 3 months by showing proof of citizenship. Citizens of the European Union (EU) need an official identity card, valid passport or French carte de séjour. Citizens of most other foreign countries, including Australia, need a valid passport and a visa for France. A roundtrip or onward...

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Martinique Hotels

  • Pierre & Vacances

    nice hotel beach..near to the village beautiful room good entertainment

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  • Karibea Corail

    Anse Mabouya, Sainte-Luce, Martinique, 97228, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Bateliere

    20 rue des Alizes, Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, 97233, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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