The exoticism of the Caribbean softened by the comfort of the language and the infrastructures of an overseas department (DOM), this is what Martinique offers. L'Ile aux fleurs is first and foremost a paradisiacal beach with infinite gradations of white or black sand that can be enjoyed all year round thanks to a generous sunshine: Anse noire, Céron, Trabeau, Cap Macré or les Salines. It is also a wonderful green tourism area to discover with its Martinique tourist guide. Hiking on the volcano of Mount Pelée, discovering the aquatic fauna in the Anses d'Arlet with mask and snorkel, kayaking in the Trois-Ilets mangrove, canyoning in the Piton du Carbet massif... Finally and above all, it is a rich cultural heritage that museums, distilleries, gardens, and other Creole homes tell you about between a zouk class, a plate of West Indian puddings and a ti-punch.

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When to go to Martinique?

The best time to travel to Martinique outside the busy areas is in May and June: the climate is pleasant and prices are at their lowest. Prices are also on the decline from September to mid-December: take advantage of it! In July and especially in August, the weather is very hot and more humid: it rains more often, which does not bother you at all. Don't forget that the summer holidays allow the West Indies to return home. It is often difficult to find a rental car and airline tickets are very expensive (especially if you do it at the last minute). On the other hand, avoid planning a sailboat cruise in September, as the hurricane season is not over.

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Tours, hikes, idleness, diving, combined catamaran or monohull trips, cruises, honeymoons and wedding anniversaries... The offer for Martinique covers a wide range of activities and opportunities. There are many specialists who offer tailor-made trips.

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The price of the flight ticket depends on the airline used but above all on the booking time. For attractive rates, take advantage of frequent promotions throughout the year. You can perfectly manage on your own and therefore organize your stay yourself. You will find many excursionists and service providers, inter-island connections as well as supermarkets and grocery stores.

Public transport on the island remains limited, even if a network exists in the Fort-de-France urban area and municipal lines irrigate the outlying districts of the towns. It is therefore much better to have a vehicle and a road map to get around. The plane allows you to travel between the islands. Air Antilles and Air Caraïbes offer many flights.

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When to travel?

The best time to travel to Martinique outside the busy areas is in May and June: the climate is pleasant and prices a...
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Weather forecast

Martinique enjoys a warm and humid tropical climate. The average temperature is 26° C. The sun is never absent for v...
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Budget

Martinique is in the Euro zone like all the French overseas departments and territories.

The cost of living is...
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Formalities

For European Union nationals, the identity card is sufficient to enter Martinique. On the other hand, to reach the En...
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Health

The level of hygiene in Martinique is close to that of the metropolis and the few sanitary precautions to be taken ar...
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How to travel by yourself?

The price of the flight ticket depends on the airline used but above all on the booking time. For attractive rates, t...
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How to get organized?

Tours, hikes, idleness, diving, combined catamaran or monohull trips, cruises, honeymoons and wedding anniversaries.....
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Getting around

Public transport on the island remains limited, even if a network exists in the Fort-de-France urban area and municip...
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Featured articles Martinique

Martinique Yole Festival : jeudi 29 mai de 9 h à 18h à Sainte Anne

The Martinique Tourism Committee is organizing a wonderful day of relaxation on Thursday, May 29th : The 3rd edition of the Martinique Yole Festival. A great opportunity to discover the round yawl races, these famous traditional sailing boats. Originally they were originally intended for fishing and today they represent one of the jewels of the island's cultural heritage. The event will be held in Sainte Anne at the Pointe Marin from 9am ...

Mangroove Festival 2 , Festival pop-rock-blues made in 972

The association CHAT'R'TONE organizes the 2nd edition of the Mangroove Festival, a unique pop-rock-blues evening in Martinique. 2 scenes, 6 groups. It will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the FERME PERRINE (Lamentin) from 6 pm Entrance: 12€ on Monipass http://www.monipass.com/martinique/spectacles/1238-mangroove-festival-2.html 15€ on site Resto & Snack provided by chef Luc FERAUCHE of the restaurant le VERT'ICAL at Anse ...

Le 30ème Tour des Yoles Rondes de la Martinique

Over the years, it has become an almost unmissable holiday event! The Tour des Yoles will be held this year from 27 July to 3 August 2014 If you're staying in Martinique at this time of year, don't miss this colourful and exciting event! You can follow the events on the beach friends also at sea. Ask the organizers on site for more information A week to the rhythm of the yawl and the festivities organized. First round, Sunday 27 July for the ...

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