Why Martinique?

Martinique has expended its offers of excursions and tours with many attractions based on different aspects of the destination’s culture, nature, adventure and water sport activities. Martinique boasts a whole world of natural wonders, making it one of the Caribbean’s top eco-destinations.

The Island’s offers highlight the extraordinary biodiversity of Martinique by exploring the Domaine d’Emeraude, an amazing nature estate featuring nearly four miles of walking trails through the rainforest or rides in a 4 x 4 vehicle! The excursion at Le Robert offers the opportunity to spot iguanas in their natural protected environment.

Get immersed in Martinican heritage at the Slaves Savannah, enjoy the day at Pointe-Marin white sandy beach, discover Fort-de-France during a walking tour, encounter sea turtles at Grand Anse, a beautiful beach with warm, crystal-clear water, get a taste of Martinique history and its unique AOC rum or discover La Pagerie museum where Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte was born and raised.

Culinary Travel

Martinican gastronomy is the fruit of French expertise, African generosity, a mix of Indian spices and other Caribbean and European influences. Its generous and diverse cuisine is a reflection of the generous and cheerful nature of its people.

World-renowned for its cuisine, Martinique’s 365+ restaurants feature the best of French and Creole gastronomy. Seafood abounds, prepared Creole-style with spices, or in a classic French manner with herbs.

Here too we say "Bon Appétit "!

Gourmet Corner

Rum

distillerie clément rhum martinique

Awarded worldwide, it is a part of your culinary experiences not to be missed during your stay in Martinique. White, Amber or Old, you will succumb to its robes and colors both visually and with your taste buds. The distilleries where the precious nectar is produced are open all year round for visits, during which you can, among other things, taste and buy your favorite(s).

The Rum Capital of the World, Martinique is home to 12 brands, each produced utilizing a unique rhum agricole method yielding blends comparable to fine cognacs.

Martinique rhums are the only rums to carry the exalted Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) designation formerly reserved for the finest wines. Free tasting is available at all of the island’s distilleries.

Discover the rums of Martinique

Shopping

Martinique offers the best of Parisian fashion, jewelry, perfumes, etc., as well as unique local treasures. La Galleria and Génipa Shopping Malls are top shopping spots, while Rue Victor Hugo is to Martinique as Fifth Avenue is to New York!

Whether you want to discover the last Caribbean Fashion trends mixed with a French touch, or immerse yourself into the expertise of the local crafts, no doubt you will come back with a suitcase full of souvenirs from Martinique.

Scuba Diving

The best-kept secret in Caribbean diving, Martinique offers abundant marine life, historic shipwrecks and healthy reefs. The highlight is Diamond Rock, an offshore island with a deep undersea cavern.

Check out our best dive site here!

Rich Cultural Heritage

Martinique's culture and history have a deep influence on the arts.

Birthplace of the famed poet, Aimé Césaire, Zouk and Napoleon’s bride, Empress Josephine, Martinique boasts a rich cultural heritage kept alive in the island’s 25+ museums and exciting annual festivals.

Martinique's history also resonates in the island's mix of European, African, and Caribbean music. Biguine for exemple is a form of ballroom music whose bèlè roots are evident in the drums and tibwas, but whose use of clarinets, trombones, and banjos recalls New Orleans jazz.

Visitors can also explore Martinique's rich history and cultural heritage through an extensive network of museums scattered throughout the island and a more recent multi-artist installation of totem poles in the city of Saint-Pierre.

 

Destination for Nature Lovers

Horseback riding at Anse Grosse Roche Martiinique

Martinique’s natural wonders, headlined by majestic Mount Pelée, inspire awe and wonder among eco-travel enthusiasts.

Two-thirds of the island is designated as protected parkland, affording visitors a wide range of nature-themed vacation adventures – hiking the island’s 27 well-marked trails, kayaking, canyoning, horseback riding, enjoying a 4×4 tour, and more!

Casino Gaming

Casino Batelière Martinique

Martinique’s two casinos, Casino de la Batelière Plaza located just north of Fort-de-France and Casino des Trois Ilets, offer slots, blackjack, roulette and more. Patrons must be 18; dress is casual.

Golf & Tennis

Golf course Empress Josephine in Trois-Ilets

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the 18-hole Golf de l’Impératrice Joséphine in Trois Ilets, is the island’s sole golf course. Tennis is available at the course and at resorts throughout the island.

Destination Wedding

Required documents include original birth certificates; certificate of good conduct; residency card (bride or groom must reside on-island min. 1 month); medical certificate issued within 3 months of marriage; French translation of all documents.