Ports of Call
- Forte de France
What to see in Martinique
Martinique offers travellers lazy days on the beach, culture, good quality accommodation, and acclaimed diving sites. The capital, Fort de France, is a must for tourists, as are the 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 Saint-Pierre in 1902. There are also 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 especially popular.
The scenic resort area Diamond Rock is a small, uninhabited island known for the strategic role it once played in the Napoleonic Wars, when a British garrison fortified it for control over the channel,…
Located across the bay from Fort de France, Les Trois-Ilets is a well-developed resort area that is home to a casino as well as many shops and restaurants. Nearby attractions include the white sandy…
One of the most popular tourist spots in Martinique, Sainte-Anne is a convenient access point for the beautiful beaches of the southern tip of the island. The town is arguably the prettiest on the…
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