The people of Martinique have just as much joie de vivre as their French brethren, so finding fun activities on the island is easy.
If you are thinking about experiencing the wind in your face, there are a variety of different places that can help. You can go to this page concerning bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find more information.
There are 15 dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area. To read a more complete discussion of diving in this area read this page.
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.
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.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 5 charter fishing services that operate from this area. To read our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, visit this page.
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 or someone in your group enjoys playing golf you should know that Martinique isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. Nevertheless, the area does have a course. The only course in the area is Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine. Click this link to read our article about golf throughout Caribbean.
The following chart provides you with some details regarding firms that will enable you to get out on the open water.
|An Dlo||(059) 676-4271||Downtown Diamant|
|Aquabulle||(059) 674-6969||0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|--||Le Francois, Eastern part of Martinique|
|(069) 606-8834||5.1 mi. North of Central Le Robert|
|(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|
|(069) 617-5742||Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique|
|Standing Evasion Day Boat Tours||(069) 621-9131||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|Ykeva Day Tours||(069) 606-2039||0.1 mi. North of Central Trois Ilets|
If you're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.
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 fanatics vacationing with you, they might enjoy browsing some of the 21 retail shops in the area. To get information on opportunities for shopping on Martinique, navigate to this page.
Another good way to spend some of your vacation is seeing the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights of interest to visitors include historic sites and some distilleries. Nature enthusiasts will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To reach our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, visit this page.
The following chart lists more information about a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(059) 655-0479||Le Morne Vert, Western part of Martinique|
|Nature Tourism Service||(069) 684-6379||0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Le Robert|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 654-5809||Ducos, Central Martinique|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 668-2710||Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique|
|Kayaking Service||(059) 664-3393||0.2 mi. East of Central Le Robert|
|Nature Tourism Service||(069) 074-8057||Sainte-Anne, Southeastern part of Martinique|
If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Martinique. Click on this link to see our discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there are several options. To get more information on the options, see this page.
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.
If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with 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'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Club Med Buccaneer's Creek||1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Le Marin||5|
|Hotel La Bateliere||1.8 mi. West of Central Fort de France||6|
|Karibea Resort Sainte Luce||1.6 mi. West of Central Ste. Luce||2|
For instance, Club Med Buccaneer's Creek offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Information concerning many other activities are summarized in the chart below.
|Alize Fun||Windsurfing Operator||(059) 674-7158||3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(059) 660-7878||Downtown Forte de France|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 672-5928||3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Baz' Notik||Watersports Operator||(059) 666-1905||3.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Watersports Operator||(059) 658-0096||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Trinite|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||(059) 676-8978||Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||(069) 651-4243||2.0 mi. West of Central Trois Ilets|
|Watersports Operator||(069) 650-2535||2.2 mi. North of Central Le Vauclin|
|Watersports Operator||--||Le Carbet, Western part of Martinique|
|Windsurfing Operator||(069) 694-0139||Sainte-Anne, Southeastern part of Martinique|
|Paradis Plongee||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 634-5616||0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Fort de France, Central Martinique|
|Dolphin Encounter Service||(059) 678-9515||4.6 mi. South of Central Fort de France|
|Scenic Trail||--||The vicinity of Forte de France, Central Martinique|
|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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