Martinique Attractions

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.


Anse Ceron

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.

There are a large number of beaches to visit on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find what you want. Click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that specific beach.

Anse Gros Raisin: The beginning of a marked trail along the coast, Anse Gros Raisin is a quiet, uncrowded beach with a beautiful view.

A second option that beach-goers can 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 are just a sample of the available choices. If interested, you can find out more by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre

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.

One popular destination is Musee de la Banane. It is located within Sainte Marie, Martinique. They are open to guests daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Centre de Decouverte des Sciences et de la Terre. It is located within northwestern Martinique. Between September and June the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Depaz Distillery: Set in the foothills of Mont Pelee, this rum distillery is known as the only one on the island built on a volcano.

This island has a wide range of interesting landmarks. For a more comprehensive look at other interesting landmarks this specific topic, visit this page about other enjoyable places to visit on the island.

Natural Attractions


Tourists who like the open air will typically enjoy visiting Nature Reserve of La Caravelle. <p>Take a walk through the Martinique countryside when you traverse this nature reserve and explore this important protected area.</p>

Another site you might want to visit is Balata Botanical Gardens. <p>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.</p>

These examples are just a sample of the options. If you'd like to get more details concerning natural attractions on Martinique, can learn more by visiting this page.


Martinique Casinos

Feeling lucky? Guests interested in testing their luck on the slots have a handful of places to go on the island.

Check out this table for more information about your options.

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

Additionally, guests will discover three other attractions. Be sure to look through the chart below if you want more information.

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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