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 thinking about feeling the wind in your hair, you will encounter multiple different rental agencies that can help make it happen. Anyone needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so by visiting this page.

Diving

Martinique Diving

You'll find 15 dive operators and at least 11 good dive sites to choose from. You can go to this article which is all about diving in this area if you're interested in learning additional specifics.

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 anglers in your group, you will be happy to learn there are several charter fishing services in this area. Visit this page dedicated to fishing in the area if you're looking for more specifics.

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.

Like golf? Martinique isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Golf de L'Imperatrice Josephine. If you're interested, obtain more information concerning golf throughout the Caribbean can do so by clicking here.

Sailing and Boating

Kata Mambo

The table directly below provides some details regarding area firms that can help you spend some time on the open 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
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 learning about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this article.

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 your group includes some shopping fanatics they might enjoy exploring a few of the area's 21 retail stores. Go to this page if you want to discover more about shopping on Martinique.

Sightseeing

Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Martinique. Sights of interest to visitors include historic sites and some distilleries. Nature enthusiasts typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To get more information about this specific topic, read this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found down 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 love snorkeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Martinique. Go to this page concerning snorkeling if you want to find better information.

Spas

Cap Est Lagoon Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to discover there are several in the area. To read about other the options, read this article.

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 want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on each name 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

Take a minute to read the following table for a list of 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 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central Tartane

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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