EXPERIENCE THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF MARTINIQUE, AN EXPLOSION OF JOIE DE VIVRE...www.martiniquepro.org
With its verdant summits, the coolness and charm of its well-preserved natural sites will enthrall walking enthusiasts (the ascent of Montagne Pelée). Martinique provides the ideal conditions for sailing, windsurfing and even canyoning in the wild waters. This seductive island is also brimming with diving sites of extraordinary beauty, such as Le Rocher du Diamant or those in the bay of Saint-Pierre. There are a multitude of opportunities to “live” Martinique and to understand its culture and traditions thanks to events, museum visits, visits to distilleries and by stopping off at towns with a prestigious past, such as Saint-Pierre and Fort-de-France.
A wide range of exceptional landscapes, a rich natural habitat that is wild and untouched.
A cultural heritage with multiple influences, a local population that is friendly and welcoming.
The cuisine of Martinique: a fusion of dishes from all horizons, demonstrating French savoir-faire, African exuberance and the delicate spices of the West Indies. Martinique is host to the best rums in the world, the only ones awarded the prestigious label Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC).
Ranked by the Caribbean Tourism Quality Index safest Caribbean island, Martinique offers a great road network and Top notch medical facilities. Hit the road and experience it’s discovery to the fullest.
Points of interest: - Clément foundation in 2016: The foundation is up and running and presents superb exhibits of Caribbean and International contemporary art.
- St Pierre, city of art and history, the little Pompéi of the Caribbean.
Martinique plays host to a unique niche diving market with over 22 dive sites, 44 diving structures of clubs and associations and a cornucopia of untapped wreck sites with optimal diving conditions in the bluest waters in this region. http://us.martinique.org/scuba-diving-vacations.
One of the highlights of Martinique’s extraordinary diving sites includes the Saint-Pierre wrecks, offering one of the Caribbean’s most accessible undersea journeys back in time. Once known as The Paris of the Caribbean, Saint-Pierre was converted into The Pompeii of the Caribbean when Mt. Pelée volcano erupted in 1902, destroying the city and a number of ships docked in its bustling harbor, now offering visitors a unique window into Martinique’s rich historical past.
- YATCHING & BOATING NEWS
There are five marinas in Martinique ready to welcome guest who sail or motor in. The port of Le Marin - the largest marina in Martinique was recently awarded the distinction of five marine rings**, the highest ranking of the Quality Marina Award bestowed by the French Federation of Marinas. It is one of only two ports—out of 320 French ports—to have ever attained this national level of distinction. With top-notch environmental infrastructures, the marina is located in the well equipped and dynamic town of Le Marin in the South of Martinique—Caribbean side; because of its environmental focus and accomplishments, Le Marin Marina has also been rewarded with the Blue Flag for the 11th consecutive year.
An ideal destination for: Martinique is a French island with multiple facets that is ideal for sport lovers of all types (canyoning, water skiing, walking, diving, kite surfing, helicopter rides, paddle boarding…) and those looking to relax, thanks to more than 350 kilometres of superb beaches and some unforgettable boat trips. Martinique also comes to life with events across the whole island, local festivals, the Carnival, the Biguine Jazz Festival, the Fort-de-France Cultural Festival, the Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes, etc.…
- The French Coco Hotel in Trinité
- Domaine des Fonds Blancs, le François
- Le Diamant les Bains hôtel to open in January 2018
- Villa Apolline, hôtel particulier créole, Fort-de-France www.apollinemartinique.com
The Carnival (from 11th to 14th February 2018)
Tour de Martinique des Yoles Rondes (from 29th July to 5th August 2018): http://www.yoles365.com/ Chanté Noël chez l’habitant – Sing Christmas with the locals (December)
Martinique Surf Pro (April 2018): World Surf League stop-off.
Martinique International Flying Regatta (from 17th to 23rd November)
At Le Cap Est 4* Lagoon Resort & Spa, a discrete luxury break awaits you just 8km from Le François. In the heart of a tropical garden, on the banks of a lagoon, 49 spacious suites, 2 restaurants, a bar and a Spa dedicated to wellbeing.
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa
+596 5 96 54 80 80
The 4* Hôtel Bakoua sits facing the bay of Fort-de-France. A former family home at the water’s edge, this 4 star hotel has always preserved its authentic atmosphere. www.hotel-bakoua.fr Hôtel Bakoua
Pointe du Bout
97 229 LES TROIS ILETS
+596 5 96 66 02 02
Karibea Hotels presents the Karibea Sainte-Luce Hôtel*** freshly renovated in 2015, invites you to lazy or active holidays in couple, with family or friends in the heart of a lush tropical garden. For business trips and relaxing getaways, opt for the Karibea Valmenière Hotel*** strategically located in the heart of the economic life of the island.
Karibea Squash Hotel***, located in the business district of the capital Fort-de-France the Karibea Squash Hotel*** offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. It offers a wide range of services and excellent food. www.karibea.com
The Bambou Hôtel** in Trois Ilets and its bran new Culture Créole extension. Ideal for families. www.hotelbambou.fr
La Pagerie Hotel **** ideally located on Pointe du bout, Trois Ilets, cosy and relaxing.www.hotel-lapagerie.com
Up to 21 flights from North America
Nonstop flights departing from five US cities: New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Providence (PVD), Atlanta (ATL) and San Juan (SJU)
- Norwegian Airlines: From JFK, PVD and FLL
- American Airlines: From MIA
- Air France: From ATL
- Air Antilles: From San Juan (SJU)
- Air Canada & Air Transat : From MTL
Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT
USA 825 Third Avenue, 29th floor
New York, NY 10022