Exotic Landscapes in Martinique
Picture yourself traveling to France. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? The Eiffel Tower, the vineyards of Champagne, the slopes of the Alps? What about palm trees, abundant sunshine, and a coastline where sky-blue water meets warm white or black sand? If you answered the latter, you’re thinking of one of the best Caribbean destination vacation island called Martinique!
This idyllic little outpost has hints of French heritage all over, in its language, its culture, and its people. Still, this vacation destination island is decidedly Caribbean, and nowhere is this more evident than on its beaches. In fact, as you lay back beachside, enjoying a glass of ti'punch spiked with locally produced rum and soaking up the perennial Caribbean sun, it’s hard to imagine you could be anywhere else. In particular, Les Salines beach in Ste.-Anne is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Antilles, and is sure to make you forget all about life outside this Caribbean paradise.
Beyond sunbathing and swimming, Martinique’s coastline is also a favorite destination for water-sport enthusiasts. The bay in Fort de France is one of the safest and the most beautiful among the best Caribbean vacation resorts destinations, and marinas for sailing and yachting have opened up on other parts of the island including Ste. Anne, Pointe du Bout, Le Robert, and Le Marin. Snorkelers will find themselves submerged in a rainbow setting of tropical fish, tortoises, and coral reefs.
But while coastal Martinique may show the gentler side of an island rich in romantic landscapes, the interior of the island reveals its wilder side. The Martinique vacation island was recently named Caribbean Word magazine’s “Best Eco Island,” a title it earned by designating two-thirds of the region as protected parkland. Intrepid vacationers can experience lush green jungles; vibrant red, orange, and yellow blooms; and a wide variety of rainforest trees including mahogany, magnolia, bamboo, and the towering yellow mangroves and white gum trees. One of the best ways to see the natural wonders of the best Caribbean destination vacation island of Martinique up close and personal is on foot. Take advantage of Martinique resort vacation island’s network of 31 hiking trails, which cover 80 miles of beach, rainforest, and mountainous terrain.