What to see in Martinique

Martinique Attractions

Martinique offers travellers a seductive mix of paradise beaches, tropical gardens and French charm, promising lazy beach days, good quality accommodation, acclaimed diving sites, and a dose of interesting history. Fort de France is the capital and a worthwhile stop for tourists. Other popular destinations on the island include volcano-ravished Saint-Pierre, the resort town of Pointe Du Bout, and the quaint coastal villages of Sainte-Anne and Grand-Riviere.

Top tourist attractions on Martinique include the Balata Botanical Gardens near Fort de France; the Musee de la Pagerie, birthplace of Napoleon's Empress Josephine; and the active Mount Pelee Volcano which destroyed Sainte-Pierre in 1902, an event commemorated in the Volcanological Museum. There are many lovely hikes on the island, including La Caravelle Nature Trail in the mangroves of eastern Martinique. Of course, the most famous attractions are the beaches, with Les Salines and Anse Mitan being particular favourites.

Le Diamant

A popular tourist area in Martinique, Le Diamant is a scenic resort area dominated by the 574-foot (175m) Diamond Rock, the remnants of a volcano destroyed by erosion. Diamond Rock is a small uninhabited…

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Les Trois-Ilets

Across the bay from Fort de France, Les Trois-Ilets is a well-developed resort area with a casino and many shops and restaurants. Nearby attractions include the white sand beaches and resorts of Pointe…

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One of the most popular tourist spots in Martinique, Sainte-Anne is a convenient access point for the beautiful white sand beaches of the south tip of the island. The town is arguably the prettiest…

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