The capital of Martinique, Fort de France, is a city of opposites. Some areas are urban while others quiet and calm. Where in town you decide to stay may give a clue to the type of activities you like to participate in, but the area is not so large that you don't have access to it all. The center of the city is great for sightseeing, shopping, and dining, and the area that surrounds offers opportunity to play tennis, scuba dive, fish, and sail.
There are a couple of dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area. Readers can find out more concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.
If you like to fish you'll be pleased to learn there are several charter operators in this area. Go to this extended discussion concerning fishing in the area if you want to find out more details.
Like golf? Fort de France isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine. Click here to find our extended discussion of golf throughout Martinique.
More information concerning area firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:
|Kata Mambo||(069) 625-2316||Pointe du Bout, 3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|La Créole Cata||(059) 666-1023||Pointe du Bout, 3.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|(069) 617-5742||Trois Ilets, 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Ykeva Day Tours||(069) 606-2039||Trois Ilets, 5.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
If you'd like to learn about charter operators and area marinas click here.
If there are some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might enjoy browsing some of the 14 retail shops in the area. If you'd like to find out more about shopping in Fort de France and nearby, you can do so by clicking on this link.
You should plan on spending a day experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Fort de France. Sights of interest to visitors include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To navigate to our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click here.
Details concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found below.
|Heli Blue||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(059) 666-1080||4.5 mi. East of Central Fort de France|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 654-5809||Ducos, 6.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 668-2710||Trois Ilets, 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
If you enjoy sightseeing underwater there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Fort de France. To read more about nearby snorkeling opportunities, read this article.
If you like playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property in the area where you can play tennis.
Details concerning some other activities are provided in the following table.
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(059) 660-7878||Downtown Forte de France|
|Baz' Notik||Watersports Operator||(059) 666-1905||Pointe du Bout, 3.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||(069) 651-4243||4.5 mi. South of Central Fort de France|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||1.7 mi. East of Downtown Forte de France|
|Scenic Trail||--||2.4 mi. North of Central Fort de France|
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