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 like the idea of exploring the area in the open air you will encounter multiple different businesses that can help make it happen. Those needing to get more information concerning this topic can do so by following this link.

Diving

Martinique Diving

There are 15 dive services and at least 11 different dive sites in the area. To see our detailed page about diving opportunities in this area, read this article.

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.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 5 charter operators in this area. For more information about fishing in the area click here.

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 there are some golfers in your group, you may realize Martinique isn't overloaded with golf greens. Still, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine. Furthermore, you can visit this page if you want to learn more facts regarding golfing throughout Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Kata Mambo

Glance through the following chart to read more about area firms that will help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities On Martinique
Name Phone Location
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're interested in reading about charter operators and local marinas visit 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 there are some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they can "discover" some of the 21 retail stores in the area. Click on this link to read our discussion of shopping on Martinique.

Sightseeing

Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Martinique. Sights in the area include historic sites and some distilleries. Tourists who enjoy being outside will frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To see our complete guide to attractions, click here.

Information about a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found here:

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 love to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Martinique. Click to visit our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Cap Est Lagoon Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn there are a few options. For a better look at places to relax in this area go to this page.

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 like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more details concerning 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 example, Club Med Buccaneer's Creek offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table has a few details concerning 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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