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.
You will discover several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that individual beach.
Plage de Cosmy: Swimming and snorkeling at this beach is nice because the waters are calm, but the white sand lined by coconut palms are also a beauty to behold despite the small amount of land that the beach covers. The beach can get busy on weekends, but during the week it is nice and calm.
Another 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: 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.
These examples are just a few of the available choices. To reach our detailed page about beaches, read this page.
In case you enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation.
One popular destination is Musee de la Banane. It is located in Sainte Marie. Who knew there was so much to learn about the most consumed fruit on the planet? Indeed, this museum teaches you about its production and all of its many uses.
The table right below provides some key facts concerning a museum you might enjoy in Sainte Marie.
|Musee de la Banane||(059) 676-2709||0.5 mi. South West of Central Sainte Marie||Martinique|
Like learning about the historical roots of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your stay.
Take some time to look through the following chart to see sites of historical interest nearby.
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|(059) 669-1012||1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sainte Marie|
Do you like being outdoors? You can explore one hiking trail and two nature preserves near Sainte Marie.
Nature Reserve of La Caravelle is a popular 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.
You can look through this table for more information about nature preserves and hiking spots.
|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|
Vacationers can experience a botanical garden nearby.
If you'd like to see some beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Balata Botanical Gardens, which is located 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.
|Balata Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||9.9 mi. South West of Central Sainte Marie||Martinique|
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