Martinique Travel Guide

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Plan Your Martinique Vacation

Martinique is simply one of the Caribbean's most enchanting destinations. Francophiles adore the French island for its gastronomy, its music and élan, and the availability of the finest French products, from Chanel fashions to Limoges china. It's endowed with physical beauty as varied as white-sand beaches and tropical rain forests. The volcano Mont Pelee looms over the harbor town of St-Pierre, known as the Pompeii of the Caribbean. Dynamic changes in its largest city, Fort-de-France, enhanced attractions, new restaurants and clubs, make Martinique one of the most cosmopolitan islands around.

Hotels

Martinique Hotels

Larger hotels usually include a big buffet breakfast of eggs, fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt, croissants, baguettes, jam, and... read more

Restaurants

Martinique Restaurants

Martinique cuisine, a fusion of African and French, is certainly more international and sophisticated than that of its... read more

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Martinique Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Romance: A magical sensuality infuses everything; it will awaken dormant desires and fuel existing fires. Beautiful... Read more

  • Paris in the Tropics

    The largest of the Windward Islands, Martinique is 425 square miles (1,101 square km). The southern part of the island is all rolling... Read more

  • Dining in Martinique

    Dining in Martinique is a delightful culinary experience, but as with driving here, it is best to get some directions before you head out.... Read more

  • Celebrity Watch in Martinique

    In the 1960s and '70s Martinique was to the chic set what St. Barth is today. Pan Am (remember them?) had direct flights out of New York,... Read more

  • French Plumbing

    If you aren't familiar with handheld showers and intricate levers, you can easily flood the bathroom and scald yourself. The French are... Read more

  • Martinique's Notre Dame

    Trois-Ilets is French for "three islands" and indeed, there are three islets in the Bay of Le François. Many tourists follow the... Read more

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