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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 January 2023, updated on 16 April 2024

Martinique, a French-Caribbean island

Lauded as the best Caribbean vacation destination, Martinique or “Madinina” to the Caribbean Indians, is located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, and is part of the Lesser Antilles, or “Windward Islands.” The Atlantic Ocean washes against its eastern shores, while its western coast is lapped by the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a Martinique vacation all year round with its 1,080 km2 landscapes. A luxurious tropical forest covers the northern part of this luxurious yet affordable Caribbean vacation destination, perfect for outdoor activities such as canyoning, hiking, ATVing, and horseback riding.

The southern part of Martinique is the ideal destination for travelers in search of white-sand beaches, coconut palms, and warm waters... It’s a picture-perfect postcard. Water-sports enthusiasts have plenty of activities to choose from as well, such as kite surfing, diving, jet skiing, or kayaking.

Martinique, a French vacation island destination in the heart of the Caribbean, boasts of a particularly rich cultural heritage, expressed through its diverse handicrafts and its delicious cuisine, whose varied spices and unique flavors will titillate your taste buds. Being the best, yet cheap, Caribbean vacation destination, the Martinique vacation resorts island offers a wide range of lodgings to welcome all visitors: intimate or luxurious Caribbean French hotels, villas, apartments, cottages, etc.

This exquisite Caribbean vacation destination of Martinique is also the perfect choice for business tourism, with a quality infrastructure, including a convention center, and 4-star Caribbean French hotels to guarantee a successful seminar or conference.The island's culturally diverse, talented, passionate population, with its Caribbean flair and French touch, make one of the best Caribbean resorts vacation island of Martinique a special holiday destination.

During your stay, be sure to enjoy:

  • The island's many scents: cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg
  • The music of Martinique: zouk, biguine, mazurka... Let yourself be carried away by the rhythms of an island with a rich and diverse culture

Useful information

Main town:

Fort-de-France

Entry formalities:

For nationals from other countries, and for stays of three months or less in Martinique, an ordinary valid passport is sufficient.

Currency:

Euro

Climate:

Mild tropical

Average temperature:

79°F

Getting there:

By Air –

American Airlines operates weekly to Martinique with a non-stop flight every Saturday out of Miami. From November 27th to March 26th, American Airlines is adding a midweek flight, on Wednesdays. http://www.aa.com/

Seaborne Airlines operates 4 times a week out of San Juan, a nonstop flight to Martinique on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday with convenient connection from the US. http://www.seaborneairlines.com/

Air France operates 3x’s a week from Miami. Connecting service through St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Martin is also available via Air Caraibes and LIAT.

Arrival/Departure Taxes – None for air or cruisearrivals.

By Sea –

3 times a week Ferry service is available between Martinique (Fort de France) andGuadeloupe, St. Lucia, Dominica aboard sleek catamarans operated by:

Express desIles (leaving fromFort-de-France)

Tel: 011 596 59663 05 45 www.express-des-iles.com

Jeans forFreedom (leavingfrom Saint-Pierre)

Tel: 1-767 2551200 www.jeansforfreedom.com

Additional Ferry serviceis available between Martinique (le Marin) and St Lucia with CompagnieMaritime West Indies

Tel. 011 596 596 74 9338 ciemaritime.westindies@wanadoo.fr

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