Martinique

Tailor Made & Bespoke Holidays and Honeymoons to Martinique

Martinique is a little bit of trendy France in the Caribbean – fashionable and elegant with an abundance of plants and flowers.  It is 25 miles from St Lucia and 26 miles south of Dominica and is part of the French Antilles.

Often called the ‘Isle of Flowers‘ Martinique’s warm soil is home to masses of colourful foliage. Perfect for sophisticated beach holidays, hiking in tropical forests and enjoying the French cuisine and cosmopolitan bars and shops. Hikers and horseback riders will find plenty of guided adventures among the steep, lush hillsides including climbing Mont Pelee – a dormant volcano. Windsurfers and board surfers will welcome the challenges of the choppy Atlantic side of the island. One of the sunniest beaches is at Grand Anse des Salines.

Martinique is perfect for sailing holidays and boats can be rented by the hour, day, week or month with the main port at Fort de France and other marinas around the island. Filled with ruins and monuments, Martinique has been French, (with few interruptions!), since 1635 and Napleon’s Josephine came from here. Bananas, sugar cane and rum are all produced here and tourism is important to the island.

The capital, Fort-de-France, offers chic shops, the flowered Park Savanne, the Bibliothque Schoelcher, and the Saint-Louis Cathedral, built in 1895. Restaurants are among the best in the islands. The main resort area is at Pointe du Bout which has hotels, golf, shops and casinos.  Along the north coast is St Pierre, which had been destroyed in 1902 with the volcano last erupted. Visit Carbet, a quaint fishing village which was briefly home to Paul Gauguin the French painter and see where Columbus landed in 1502.. Take a tour of one of the islands fine 12 rum distilleries.

Weddings can be arranged in Martinique and it is of course a perfect honeymoon destination. Carnival time is in February – March where the islands streets come alive with music and dancing.

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Thank you for booking our French Caribbean self guided walking holiday to Guadeloupe and Martinique Travel With Jules adapted the original itinerary by Headwater (the operator) to suit our travel needs from Edinburgh and resolved a ridiculously unnecessary booking on a very early transfer flight at no extra cost to us when Headwater had raised a charge. It […]
Ian & Andrea Rollo – French Caribbean (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!! The staff and other visitors at The Body Holiday were so friendly, I didn't feel uncomfortable as a solo traveller (after the first fifteen minutes of watching others obviously!) at all. The hosted communal evening meals were lively, friendly, interesting discussions with perfect strangers, several of whom I subsequently spent meal times with. The service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and I will definitely be looking to travel there again. I would also like to say thank you for putting me on to such a wonderful spot and I would love it if more places were so open to solo travellers and accommodating to different needs. All in all I would score it 10 out of 10!
Sarah Legg – St Lucia (May 2016)
August 10, 2016

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David & Sophie – Dominican Republic (May 2016)
June 4, 2016

Everything was spot on. The second hotel was excellent - well recommended. Shirley heights on Sunday and the excellence 360 island trip are brilliant.
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