Martinique - any qustions?

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Feb 19th, 1999, 02:25 PM
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Dave
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Martinique - any qustions?

Just back from a week at Martinique. Saw most of the island. Any questions?
 
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Feb 21st, 1999, 10:14 PM
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i am thinking about going in april. What did you think . How long did you stay and where?
any information is greatly appreciated.

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Feb 21st, 1999, 10:15 PM
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i am thinking about going in april. What did you think . How long do you reccomend going for and where would you suggest staying?
any information is greatly appreciated.

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Feb 22nd, 1999, 12:23 PM
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Hi Dave: my husband and I will be going to Martinique the week of April 18th as part of a cruise to the eastern Caribbean. Would you have any suggestions regarding a shouldn"t miss tour excursion or beach. We have heard through this forum and others like it that this not a friendly island. We have NO intention of staying on the ship at this port of call and hopefully we can make our experience in Martinique a very positive and rewarding one! Any advice or suggestions appreciated. You may e-mail directly at [email protected] Thanks
 
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Feb 23rd, 1999, 10:18 PM
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We went with ABC tours and stayed a week at hotel Bakoua, which was supposed to be the nicest place on the island. It was only fair - the rooms were small by our standards. It was a "motel room". There was not enough room to put a chair to sit and read. And other rooms were smaller. The beach was acceptable. We were so disappointed that we made a reservation to stay one night at Layritz Plantation which we heard was great - but it was awful, and we were happy to get back to Bakoua.

Road signs were awful - we got lost many times.

The best beach was Grand Salines - a very good beach with shade -which was about an hour drive from Fort de France.

The people were very nice - helpful, friendly, even in the very small towns. But if you do not speak French reasonably, you will have a hard time.

There really isn't anything which I would say don't miss. F de F is a few small crowded streets. The museum was good but small. St Pierre and Mt Pelee were unremarkable. The banana plantation and rum distilleries were not worth going out of your way.

Food was fair.

If you want to go somewhere, go to St. Pierre, Mt. Pelee, and Layritz Plantation. At least you will see what's there, and see most of the northern half of the island. Or go directly to Grand Salines beach which is the other way.

You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
 
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Feb 25th, 1999, 07:40 PM
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Hi Dave: Thanks for all the info.
 
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Feb 25th, 1999, 07:40 PM
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Hi Dave: Thanks for all the info.
 
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Mar 4th, 1999, 06:08 PM
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Where did you stay? My wife, Daughter, and I are going to Martinique in June. We are looking for reasonable accomodations in the southeastern part of Martinique, the Ste Anne area. Are you aware of any nice accomodations in the area that are in the $80 to $90 (U.S.) dollar price range per night?
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Mar 7th, 1999, 06:58 AM
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We stayed at Hotel Bakoua in the Trois Islets area. Don't know anything about St. Anne hotels. Best check out the travel books.
 
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