Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Martinique enjoys a warm and humid tropical climate. The average temperature is 26° C. The sun is never absent for very long, but there are two seasons:
The hot and dry Lent lasts from December to May. From February to May, the island experiences a period of severe drought. The temperature in this season varies between 27° and 34°.
Wintering extends from June to November. More humid, the cyclone risk is higher from the end of August to the end of October.
Martinique is in the Euro zone like all the French overseas departments and territories.
The cost of living is 40% higher than the metropolitan cost of living for some staple foods, but equal or lower if you simply live in the Caribbean with the country's products. Food is much more expensive, because of the cost of transport and various taxes, including dock dues. However, VAT is lower (8.5%). To reduce your budget, turn to local products, especially "country vegetables"
For European Union nationals, the identity card is sufficient to enter Martinique. On the other hand, to reach the English-speaking islands (Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines...), except for cruise ships, a valid passport is required. For Canadians, the passport is sufficient. No visa is required for stays of less than 30 days. Children must have a personal identity document or appear on the parents' identity card. Minors travelling alone must present a permit to leave the country issued by their parents.
The level of hygiene in Martinique is close to that of the metropolis and the few sanitary precautions to be taken are more akin to the tropical island atmosphere. Caution should be exercised with small wounds (which often have difficulty healing in this environment). Also avoid insect bites and sunburn. Malaria has not been present in the Caribbean since 1970, but it has not disappeared from the Caribbean since it still exists in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. However, beware of dengue fever and chikungunya. Tap water is drinkable everywhere.