Martinique Fast Facts
Location – Nestled in the heart of the Lesser Antilles between Dominica to the north and St. Lucia, one of the best Caribbean vacation destination of Martinique lies 1,965 miles from New York, 1,470 miles from Miami, 425 miles from San Juan, and 4,261 miles from Paris.
Size – The Martinique vacation island is 425 square miles (50 miles long and 22 miles across at its widest point), or just a few blocks smaller than New York City.
Population – This French vacation Caribbean destination has a population of more than 400,000.
Capital City – Fort-de-France serves as Martinique’s capital city — an exotic capital city of France in the Caribbean.
Electricity – Voltage is 220 AC. Visitors traveling with hair dryers, electric shavers and other appliances made in the U.S. will require power adapters.
Money Exchanges & Banks – U.S. dollars can be converted to euros at locations throughout this Caribbean island. Hours of operation vary, though Fort-de-France banks are
generally open 7:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Bank-operated 24-hour ATM's can also be found throughout the island.
Climate – Temperatures average 79°F with two regular alternating wind currents (les Alizés) keeping the Caribbean destination of Martinique cool during late winter and late summer. Keeping in mind there is only about a 5° difference between summer and winter temperatures.
Topography – Mountainous and lush in the north with plains in the center and rocky hills (Mornes) framing pristine beach coves (Anses) in the south.
Currency – Euro
Languages – French, Creole and English.
Religion – Roman Catholicism, Seventh-Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, Methodist, Evangelical, Baptist, Jewish, Hindu and Islamic.
Accommodations – Martinique vacation resorts are considered world class. In addition you’ll find more than 6,000 French hotel rooms with budget, moderate as well as luxury properties scattered throughout
the island. Looking for the best cheap Caribbean vacation spot? For the rustic and truly budget-conscious, beachfront and rainforest camping can be arranged. If you’re looking for more luxurious
Martinique resorts or one of the best Caribbean resorts, you can opt for villa and private island rentals.