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Martinique at a glance

Why go?

Champagne and Chanel, steel drums and steamy jungles – this French island is an intoxicating mix of elegant European living and rootsy Caribbean culture. Superb gastronomy, a hikeable volcano, idyllic beaches and a world famous rum legacy make this lushly-forested island a paradise for outdoor lovers, gastronomes and Francophiles.

Local hotspot

Fort-de-France’s seafront on a Friday or Saturday night is where locals head for street food, sea breezes and dancing.

You probably didn't know

The artist Paul Gauguin spent five months on Martinique. Critics say the island had an even greater influence on his painting than Tahiti.

Suggested viewing

The film Sugar Cane Alley (1983) based on the novel by Joseph Zobel exposes Martinique’s brutal 1930s slave culture.

Bare stats

  • Population: 400,000
  • Annual visitor numbers: 728,000
  • January mean temperature: 25°C
  • August mean temperature: 28°C

Things to do in Martinique

Le Petibonum

Le Petibonum, near the village of Le Carbet on the west coast, is a rustic beach shack where the charismatic host, Guy Ferdinand, is as much of a draw as his imaginative French-Caribbean fusion cuisine. (Think foie gras with plantain.) White sands, swishing palms, cooling vapours, beach massages and a chilled-out playlist makes this the hippest long-lunch venue on the island.

Plein Soleil

For a colonial feel, Plein Soleil, near the village of Le François on the east coast, isa wonderfully airy hillside restaurant. It has a contemporary Creole-style interior, sea views, fresh breezes and gourmet food.

La Maison de L’ilet Oscar

On its own island, a 15-minute boat ride off Le Francoise, is the wooden Creole house of La Maison de L’ilet Oscar, which serves succulent Creole fare to sultry local zouk background music.

Man Coco

The island’s best bakery is Man Coco, an unprepossessing van on Rue de Isambert on the south-west side of Fort-de-France’s Marché Couvert (covered market), which sells twists on classic French pâtisserie, such as guava tarts

Fly to Martinique, dine at La Maison de L’ilet Oscar.
La Maison de L’ilet Oscar, situated on its own island a 15-minute boat ride off Le Francoise.


A favourite for both locals and visitors, Lili’s is a beach bar set on a tiny, white sandy cove in Schoelcher, on the west coast. Dishes are generous and good value; cocktails, fruity and potent – 'Ti punch is the Martinican classic, made with sugar cane syrup, lime and local “rhum”.  Singing cicadas, lapping seas and reggae music complete the idyllic scene.

Le Grand Ballet de Martinique

Le Grand Ballet de Martinique are musicians and dancers who perform old school rhythms of “beguine” and “mazurka” in traditional Creole costumes in hotels across the island.

Le Paparazzi

For Western-style clubbing, Le Paparazzi in Le Lamentin is the island’s most fashionable nightspot.

Le Marché Couvert

You’ll smell it before you see it: Le Marché Couvert, a bustling covered market in the centre of Fort-de-France, is packed with vendors selling freshly-ground spices, medicinal herbs, indigenous fruits, vegetables and tropical flowers. It’s the best place to stock up on souvenirs, including finely-crafted wooden bowls, straw hats, Creole-style clothes and “filibos” – colourful candies made from cane sugar.

La Galleria

La Galleria is a huge shopping mall (by Martinican standards), where locals selling straw hats and pottery do business alongside top French brands such as Cartier, Chanel and Lacoste.

Village Creole

The cluster of brightly-painted huts that make up Village Creole, in seaside Les Trois-Îlets, is the prettiest place to shop for French lingerie, perfume, beachwear and jewellery.

Fly to Martinique, visit Le Marché Couvert.
Le Marché Couvert in Fort-de-France.

Perfect beaches, rainforests, waterfalls and coral-rich waters make Martinique a haven for outdoor lovers. Scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, sailing, fly-boarding, canyoning and kayaking are all on offer.

Mount Pelée

A dramatic hike is the 1,397m-high dormant volcano Mount Pelée, a steep five-hour climb which takes in far-reaching views of forested ranges and the Caribbean and Atlantic seas (although you might have to wait for the mist to clear). The drive through the rainforest to get there, along the N3, also known as the Route de la Trace, is worth the journey in itself, and there’s a small detour to swim in the waterfall of Saut Gendarme

Saint Pierre

The former capital of Saint Pierre was known as the Paris of the Caribbean until 1902 when Mount Pelée erupted, flattening the city and killing all but one of its 30,000 inhabitants, prompting it to be renamed the Pompeii of the Caribbean. Some of the remains, including the old theatre and prison, are still visible and there’s a small museum showing photographs and artifacts recovered from the debris.

L’Habitation Clément, Depaz, of Jardin de Balata and Slave Savannah

Other attractions include the still-working colonial rum plantations of L’Habitation Clément and Depaz, which produce some of the best rum in the world; the botanical gardens of Jardin de Balata, which homes 3,000 varieties of tropical plants – 300 palms alone; and Slave Savannah, a replica of a maroon village with a small museum giving a frank and unsanitised version of Caribbean slave history.

Les Salines, Anse Dufour, Anse Michel and Anse Noir

The prettiest beach on the island is Les Salines. Other beauties include Anse Dufour, Anse Michel and Anse Noire, which has black volcanic sand.

Fly to Martinique, go to the beatiful Les Salines beach.
Les Salines beach

Events to look out for:

  • Mardi Gras (February/March)
  • Martinique Jazz Festival (December)

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