Martinique Sprucing Itself up for its Cruise Visitors
THE NEW WATERFRONT PROMENADE OF FORT-DE-FRANCE: AN IDEAL PLACE FOR FAMILIES
Bask in the Martinique resorts vacation paradise — one of the best Caribbean vacation destination. Commonly called “Malecon”, Fort-de-France new waterfront promenade has been one of the most frequented Martinique Caribbean vacation venues since its completion in August 2008. Among its amenities are a nice and clean white sand beach inviting you for a swim, play basket-ball, volley-ball, and pétanque grounds, swings, trampolines, benches, and a broad half-a-mile boardwalk ideal for strollers.
LA SAVANE PARK RENOVATION TAKING SHAPE
One of the best Martinique Caribbean vacation destinations and considered as the green lung of the capital, the 12 acre Savane Park, is undergoing renovation works whose first stage is due to be
completed by December 2009. The second stage is slated for delivery in the second half of 2010. A few nice wooden stands lined up along one edge of the park will soon house a tourist information office, arts and crafts, a crepe stall, an ice-cream parlor, toilets, etc.
“COUR PERRINON” MALL: THE SHOPPING SPEARHEAD OF THE CAPITAL
Located in the hub of the capital, the new 215,000 square-foot “Cour Perrinon” mall has been welcoming thousands of shoppers since its inauguration in December 2008. The shopping-center will
complete your Martinique vacation experience. This shopping center, in the heart of the best Caribbean vacation destination, features a supermarket, book and perfume stores, designer boutiques, café, ATM, French cake and baker’s shop etc. Opening hours from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 am to 19:00.
SAINT-LOUIS FORT TO REOPEN LATE 2010.
Only a few steps from the cruise terminals, the 17th century Saint-Louis Fort should reopen to the public by the end of 2010, once renovation works are completed for the safety of the visitors. Being still a
military fort, it was closed following the September 11th attacks in 2001.
NEW EXCITING TOURS
In addition to the profusion of tourist attractions available in the best yet Caribbean vacation destination of Martinique, two new tourist products have recently been presented by their
• Martinique Segway tours: a new ecological way of discovering Martinique and its capital city.
• Horse and carriage rides operated at Depaz distillery and from Fort-de-France cruise terminals, a must have experience for cruise guests.
MARTINIQUE: FIRST WINNER OF THE 2009 FCCA POSTER CONTEST
After Naïna PATRICE’s 1st place at the 2007 FCCA essay contest, Martinique, the one of the best Caribbean vacation resort destinations, distinguished itself again thanks to Laurane PECOME’s 1st place at the 2009 FCCA Foundation Children’s Environmental Competition in the 13-16 year category. Martinique’s students’ successes prove that the Martinique Tourism Authority’s unremitting efforts to arouse their awareness to the economic importance of tourism and environmental protection, are bearing fruit.
More info on http://www.martinique.org/sea/cruises.php