Attractions in Sainte Marie

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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'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the beach names for detailed information about that particular stretch of sand.

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 location to consider is Anse Bonneville. The beach is located right on Highway D-2.

Anse l'Entang: While the beach is located very close to several accommodations, it is also in a more natural portion of the island, meaning that visitors will be seeing more palm trees than beach bars. The palm trees do actually line the beach, with a few sitting closer to the water, granting shade to guests on hot days.

Sainte Marie and the surrounding areas offer a nice selection of beach choices. For more about this specific topic, see this article.

Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers is Musee de la Banane. It is found in Sainte Marie. They are open to guests daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The table just below enables you to get more details on 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 discovering the historical roots of countries you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites while vacationing in Sainte Marie.

Take a look at the following chart to read more about historical 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 spending time under the open sky? You can experience one hiking trail and two nature preserves near Sainte Marie.

Nature Reserve of La Caravelle is a nature preserve located 5.9 mi. East-Southeast of central Sainte Marie. Take a walk through the Martinique countryside when you traverse this nature reserve and explore this important protected area.

Take a minute to read the following table to find out more about nature preserves and hiking spots.

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 enjoy a botanical garden nearby.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting Balata Botanical Gardens, which is located 9.9 mi. South West of central Sainte Marie. 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.

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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