Sainte Marie Attractions

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Sainte Marie is not the type of destination that someone who wants to keep busy tends to lean towards visiting.  The town's quiet nature and its Atlantic coast beaches are the main attractions, and most guests will find that most of their time is spent outdoors. 

Beaches

You will discover a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that individual beach.

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.

A second option to consider is Anse Bonneville. While not known as a great beach for swimming, Anse Bonneville is a great spot to sit on the sand or to grab a surf board and head out off shore.

Anse l'Entang: Serving mostly the resorts and villas in the area, Anse l'Entang is often busy with tourist and locals from the nearby villages.

Needless to say, the area is home to a nice selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. To read more about beaches available, read this page.

Museums

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Musee de la Banane. It is situated in Sainte Marie. They are open to guests daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The chart right below lists some details regarding a museum you might enjoy in Sainte Marie.

Museums In Sainte Marie
Name Phone Location Island
Musee de la Banane (059) 676-2709 0.5 mi. South West of Central Sainte Marie Martinique

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites during your stay.

Check this table for a list of historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Sainte Marie
Name Phone Location
Château Dubuc -- 7.0 mi. East of Central Sainte Marie
Dubuc Castle -- 7.9 mi. East of Central Sainte Marie
Habitation Fonds Saint-Jacques (059) 669-1012 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sainte Marie

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like being seeing the local flaura and fauna? There is one hiking trail and two nature preserves near Sainte Marie.

Nature Reserve of La Caravelle is a great nature preserve located 5.9 mi. East-Southeast of central Sainte Marie. The reserve is comprised of grassy savannas, dry forests, cliffs, beaches, forests, and mangrove thickets, offering a great representation of the different habitats throughout Martinique.

View this table if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Sainte Marie
Name Type Location
Jesuits' Trail Hiking Trail 4.1 mi. West of Central Sainte Marie
Nature Reserve of La Caravelle Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Sainte Marie

Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can spend some time in a botanical garden nearby.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting Balata Botanical Gardens, which is found 9.9 mi. South West of central Sainte Marie. The garden has over 3,000 different types of tropical plants from around the world, including 300 types of palm trees! Other plants here include anthuriums, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, cycads, heliconia, and mahogany.

Gardens Near Sainte Marie
Name Type Location Island
Balata Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden 9.9 mi. South West of Central Sainte Marie Martinique
 

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