Activities on Martinique

From Beaujolais to boating, Martinique offers visitors a little bit of everything

Photo credit © Kata Mambo
 

The people of Martinique have just as much joie de vivre as their French brethren, so finding fun activities on the island is easy.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, there are multiple different places that can help you. Read this page which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you're seeking more information.

Diving

Martinique Diving

You'll find 15 dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area. Use this link to check out our page regarding scuba diving in this area.

Events and Festivals

Whether your interests are musical, nautical, culinary, or cultural, there's a festival or event for it on Martinique. And you don't have to sit on the sidelines – runners, yachters, and sailors can enter several international competitions which the island hosts. If parades and street parties are more your style, you'll love Vaval, Martinique's Carnival. Click here to find out more.

Fishing

Martinique Fishing

Anglers won't want to miss the deep sea fishing opportunities that exist on Martinique. A day of fishing will cost around $215(USD) per person, which will include time on the boat, bait, tackle, drinks, and sometimes a snack or a meal. If you want to get out on a boat, but don't fancy fishing, you can hop on a day sailing tour, or rent your own Hobie Cat for a few hours of sailing fun.

If there are some experienced anglers traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. Anyone needing to obtain more information about fishing in this area can do so by visiting this page.

Golf

Martinique Golf

If you just can't bare to be without your clubs during the duration of your Martinique stay, the 18-hole Empress Josephine Golf Course at the Martinique Golf and Country Club is your only option on the island. Tennis players have much more luck – there are numerous resorts that offer tennis courts on Martinique and 40 tennis clubs.

If you like to play golf you should know that Martinique isn't quite a golfer's paradise. However, the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine. Those wanting to find more details concerning golfing throughout Caribbean can do so by visiting this page.

Sailing and Boating

Kata Mambo

Take a moment to read this table for a listing of area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Martinique
Name Phone Location
An Dlo (059) 676-4271 Downtown Diamant
Aquabulle (059) 674-6969 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Le Marin
Balade du Soleil -- Le Francois, Eastern part of Martinique
Bon Bagay Day Tours (069) 606-8834 5.1 mi. North of Central Le Robert
Catamaran Adventures (472) 222-8705 Le Marin, Southeastern part of Martinique
Denebola (069) 617-0700 0.2 mi. East of Central Le Robert
Kata Mambo (069) 625-2316 3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France
La Belle Kréole (059) 654-9557 Le Francois, Eastern part of Martinique
La Créole Cata (059) 666-1023 3.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France
Les Ballades du Delphis (069) 690-9036 0.7 mi. East of Central Le Francois
Matinik Croisieres (069) 617-5742 Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique
Ykeva Day Tours (069) 606-2039 0.1 mi. North of Central Trois Ilets

If you'd like to find out about charter operators and local marinas read this page.

Shopping

Shopping on Martinique

Vacationers can score some excellent deals on high end items on Martinique if they know where to look. Many luxury stores offer discounts of up to 20 percent when you pay with traveler's cheques and credit cards, and items such as perfume, jewelry, and designer clothing is already deeply discounted.

If you want to go home with a unique island craft in hand, be on the lookout for local art galleries, handmade dolls, and jewelry made from regional shells.

If you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they can have some fun exploring some of the area's 21 retail shops. To find out about opportunities for shopping on Martinique, click here.

Sightseeing

Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Martinique. Among other things, the area has historic sites and some distilleries. Nature enthusiasts will probably enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Go to this page which is all about area sightseeing attractions if you want to find more facts.

Information about a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be found below.

Sightseeing Services On Martinique
Name Type Phone Location
Bureau de la Randonnée et du Canyoning Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (059) 655-0479 Le Morne Vert, Western part of Martinique
Canyon Grand Riviere Nature Tourism Service (069) 684-6379 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Le Robert
Heli Blue Excursions and Sightseeing Service (059) 666-1080 The vicinity of Forte de France, Central Martinique
Kayak Aventure Mangrove Kayaking Service (059) 654-5809 Ducos, Central Martinique
Kayak Nature Evasion Kayaking Service (059) 668-2710 Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique
Les Kayaks du Robert Kayaking Service (059) 664-3393 0.2 mi. East of Central Le Robert
Tarzan Excursions Nature Tourism Service (069) 074-8057 Sainte-Anne, Southeastern part of Martinique

Snorkeling

Martinique Snorkeling

If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding Martinique. To visit our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.

Spas

Cap Est Lagoon Spa

Going to a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there are a few in this area. For a more detailed look at this topic, navigate to this article about spas in this area.

Sports

The lucid, turquoise colored waters off the cost of Martinique have the ability to draw even the most staunch land-lubber to the shore. Most tourists spend their time lounging in the sand, letting the water lap at their toes, or dive in for a quick swim, but if you are someone who wants to dive a little deeper, there are plenty of options available.

Other water sports that you may want to consider include kayaking, windsurfing, and waterskiing.

Physical activity is made more fun when done with the beautiful scenery of Martinique as your backdrop. With 31 designated trails, Martinique is a great place for hiking, and horseback riding can make for a fun activity as well.

Tennis

Karibea Resort Sainte Luce

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Martinique
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Club Med Buccaneer's Creek 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Le Marin 5 check check
Hotel La Bateliere 1.8 mi. West of Central Fort de France 6 check
Karibea Resort Sainte Luce 1.6 mi. West of Central Ste. Luce 2 check

For instance, Club Med Buccaneer's Creek offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following chart offers a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities On Martinique
Name Type Phone Location
Alize Fun Windsurfing Operator (059) 674-7158 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Le Marin
Atrium Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (059) 660-7878 Downtown Forte de France
Baz' Notik Watersports Operator (059) 666-1905 3.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France
Bliss Watersports Operator (059) 658-0096 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Trinite
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service (059) 676-8978 Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service (069) 651-4243 2.0 mi. West of Central Trois Ilets
Fleurdo Eco-Excursion Watersports Operator (069) 650-2535 2.2 mi. North of Central Le Vauclin
Jet Team Sport Watersports Operator -- Le Carbet, Western part of Martinique
Madinkite Windsurfing Operator (069) 694-0139 Sainte-Anne, Southeastern part of Martinique
Pierre-Aliker Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Fort de France, Central Martinique
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service (059) 678-9515 4.6 mi. South of Central Fort de France
Route de la Trace Scenic Trail -- The vicinity of Forte de France, Central Martinique
Surf Up Watersports Operator (069) 677-7360 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Trinite

And there is more to explore. As you traverse the island, you will most likely come across many other activities that you'd like to participate in. Keep an open mind and a flexible schedule, and you are sure to make the most of your Martinique vacation.

 

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