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Martinique

White sand beaches and picturesque views await you

You are sure to enjoy your holiday in this Caribbean island, blessed with bright sunshine and warm tropical weather. The activity on this island makes it a year round destination and you can find numerous tourist attractions that will captivate your attention. With a range of accommodations available, you will find one which meets your needs. Martinique boasts several luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts along its picturesque coast. For the traveller on a budget you can find a variety of guest houses and bed and breakfast, offering breath-taking views of Martinique’s landscape.

Walk the white sand beaches or stroll the nature paths and be amazed by the sights and sounds this beautiful island has to offer. When in Martinique be sure to visit its capital, Fort-de-France, where you will find many things to do. Enjoy any of the shopping and dining experiences, including a trip to the colourful Craft Market, which offers many souvenirs to remember your holiday. Whilst there, learn of some of the island’s past as the market is surrounded by numerous historical statues. Just outside of the island’s capital, you can enjoy the natural wonders of Martinique. Venture to the Balata Botanical Gardens, where you can see over 3,000 species of tropical plants and flowers, as well as ponds punctuated with water lilies and lotus blossoms. Take to the suspended bridges above the gardens and be further amazed by the aerial view of the lush landscape.

Feeling Adventurous? Hike to the summit of Mount Pelée, an active volcano, currently in a quiet phase. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding views the summit offers. Take in the island’s history at Musée de la Pagerie, a former sugar estate and birthplace of the Marie Joseph Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, who later became Napoleon’s empress Josephine. Enjoy a guided tour and hear the fascinating stories surrounding Josephine’s childhood and her arranged marriage to the famous emperor. Diamond Rock is another historic point, a few kilometres off the island’s mainland. Claimed by the British and later taken by the French, this volcanic mound marks one Martinique’s most revered dive sites.

If you are seeking the thrill of lights, music and festivity, travel to Martinique during the month of February for its annual Vaval. This carnival sees four days of masquerade and parades through the streets of Martinique displaying the island’s culture. For the sports enthusiast, enjoy Tour de Martinique during July. This cycling competition, similar to the Tour de France sees numerous cyclists pedalling through the streets and nature paths of Martinique. Seeking swaying melodies of sweet music, travel during late November and early December for the Martinique Jazz Festival. This festival is the Caribbean’s longest running jazz festival and features numerous international artistes descending on the shores of the island for 10 days of activity.

Enjoy amazing travel experiences and take advantage of the best deals on offer when you consult with your trusted travel advisor. Contact Going Places Travel to book your trip today.

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