Attractions on Martinique

Martinique is full of wonderful things to see and do

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The charm of the French-Caribbean island of Martinique is hard to deny. The island features wonderfully sophisticated French culture as well as fantastic beaches. The coastline of Martinique is like no other. Here, the sands are diverse and full of color. And after an afternoon of being a beach bum, you can enjoy plenty of other great attractions throughout the island.


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Martinique's beaches are exotic and appealing because of their distinctive diversity. On some of the island's shores, vacationers will find dazzling white sands that shimmer like diamonds in the Caribbean sun, and on the next coastline, you may find rich charcoal-colored sands. The contrasting sands also have other colorful features. The tropical vegetation along the coast is lush and flourishing and covers the hillsides in vibrantly colored flora.

Martinique's beaches are distinguished by their different locations. The beaches situated on the Atlantic side of the island feature picturesque scenery, including towering rock cliffs. Other beach-front scenery includes rolling green hills, lush vegetation, and much more. Most of the white-sand beaches are located on the south shores of the island. The best beaches in this region are Cap Chevalier and Les Salines near Ste. Anne.

You will discover several beaches to enjoy on the island. Regardless of whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you should find some appealing options. Just click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

Anse Gros Raisin: To get to this beach from Fort-de-France, you'll take the "Body Guard" exit and follow the road to the village of Sainte-Luce.

A second place to consider is Plage de Cosmy. A narrow strip of sand with a view of the islet of St. Aubin, Plade de Cosmy is a great spot to relax for a day and maybe get in a bit of snorkeling.

Anse Mabouyas: A normally empty beach, Anse Mabouyas is for whatever reason rarely visited by tourist or locals. Despite that, it is easy to reach and features calm Caribbean waters for any who come and visit.

These examples are just some of the options that are available. To read our complete guide to beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Art and history museums are also abundant on the island and are great spots to learn more about the rich culture and history of this French-Caribbean island. Not only is Martinique rich with French culture, but the island also has a splash of international influences. There is a Hindu temple on the island where travelers may be able to witness sacred religious ceremonies taking place. Other interesting landmarks on the island include the St. Louis Cathedral, which was built in 1875.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Musee de la Banane. It is located in Sainte Marie, Martinique. A working banana plantation, guests are invited to learn even the most obscure facts about bananas. There are even displays of its depiction in art.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre. It is found in northwestern Martinique. Between September and June the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Depaz Distillery: The history of the distillery is that the entire family living here died in the volcanic eruption of 1902 and Victor Depaz took over creating the popular brand that is known and loved on the island today. Guests are welcome to tour the property with and without a guide, which is especially fulfilling between February and June when the cane cutting machines are in operation.

These are only a few of the options. Take advantage of this extended discussion which is all about landmarks on Martinique if you need some more specifics.

Natural Attractions

Those visitors who like the open air will often enjoy visiting Nature Reserve of La Caravelle. Take a walk through the Martinique countryside when you traverse this nature reserve and explore this important protected area.

A second place that needs mentioning is Balata Botanical Gardens. Set on three hectares of private land with a view of the Pitons du Carbet is Balata Botanical Gardens, a botanical garden set up by the famed horticulturist Jean-Philippe Thoze.

These examples are just a sample of your options. To get more information about this topic, visit this article.


Martinique Casinos

In the mood for some action? Vacationers wanting to try their luck in some gaming action will discover a few venues where they can do so on the island.

The gaming opportunities on Martinique are shown right below.

Gambling On Martinique
Name Phone Location
Casino Bateliere Plaza (059) 661-9906 1.7 mi. West of Central Fort de France
Casino Trois-Ilets (059) 666-0030 Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique

Other Attractions

In addition, guests can enjoy a few other attractions. These miscellaneous attractions on Martinique can be seen here:

Other Attractions On Martinique
Name Type Location
Dauphins Martinique Dolphin Encounter Service Trois Ilets, Southern part of Martinique
David Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 2.0 mi. West of Central Trois Ilets
Planete Dauphins Dolphin Encounter Service 4.6 mi. South of Central Fort de France

Martinique has many spectacular sights and attractions for vacationers to explore while visiting this glamorous Caribbean paradise.


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