Martinique is a French overseas department island that's part of the Lesser Antilles.
Located in the Leeward Islands in the southern Caribbean Sea. North of Trinidad and Tobago. View Map.
It's culture reflects a mix of French and West Indian Influences. Its largest town is its capital Fort-de-France featuring La Savane, a garden adjoining narrow alley shops and bistros.
For those more interested in chilling in luxury, and viewing dolphins and other parts of the island go on a catamaran tour with Kata Mambo, also located in Pointe du Bout.
After a fun day at sea one needs sustenance. Close to the marina at Pointe du Bout you'll find the Village Creole consisting of fashion boutiques, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours. One restaurant in particular has it all, La Pause Cocktail Bar & Tapas Restaurant, situated close to the fountain and decorated in total modern tech under a huge parasol for shade and rain.
Enjoy your stay!
14.40 deg N, 61 deg W
Mountainous, four ensembles of pitons (volcanoes) and mornes (mountains). Piton Conil, extreme North, dominates the Dominica Channel, Mont Pelée an active volcano, the Morne Jacob and the Pitons du Carbet are two of five extinct volcanoes now covered with rainforest at the Bay of Fort de France at 1,196 metres (3,924 ft). Mont Pelée's volcanic ash has created gray and black sand beaches in the north in contrast to to the white sands of Les Salines in the south.
The south with its beaches is easier to travel and thus receives most of the tourist trafic.
The most popular beaches are Pointe de Bout, Diamant, St. Luce, the department of St. Anne and Les Salines.
Feeling stuffy in your white linen outfits in the hot Caribbean weather? Pack bamboo golf shirts, T-shirts, dresses (or buy in the Caribbean - there are many stores which carry them). You don't need to iron bamboo material, which makes it ideal for travel. The material breathes better than cotton, so you stay cooler for longer. Bamboo is also good for your skin, so they say.