Martinique

Overview

If Martinique is an island of celebrations, it is equally one of great food. Creole cuisine abounds in influences from several continents (Africa, India and Europe) that blend wonderfully. There are Creole names for these everyday dishes: tinain lanmori (dried cod and green banana), matoutou (fricasse spiced with crabs) for example.

 

Culinary workshops are now available in Martinique, for guests who would like to discover the most typical and authentic dishes. Find out more at www.macuisinecreole.fr

 

Experiencing the other side of Martinique means going back to the source and daily contact with nature in the North: refreshing rivers, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching, horse riding; and turquoise water all over the island: snorkelling, dolphin watching, stand paddle, kitesurfing, diving … So many activities, landscapes and experiences that will make you enjoy Martinique, and feel being in paradise.

 

Martinique is a magical island: the mythical scents of our flowers, the enchanting rhythms of our native drums and dances, the unique flavour of our gastronomy, the omnipresence of our inspiring heritage, and a welcoming and generous population; all of these combine to enchant and delight our visitors.

 

Dolphins love Martinique. Our island is a sanctuary where many species are protected. You can see them all year long.

 

Martinique awaits you…

Airlines

Martinique is served by connecting flights from gateways served by Air France, American Airlines/American Eagle and KLM. Regional services into Martinique are operated by Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines, Seaborne Airlines and Trans Anguilla.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Many cruise lines include Martinique on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Martinique offers a good range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Three CTO-member tour operators serve Martinique. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Visit ‘La Route Du Rhum’ (the Rum Route) – a trip through the history of sugar cane and rum. Martinique has 11 distilleries, seven still in operation and producing rum from pressed sugar cane juice. All rums produced in Martinique have the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) label, the world’s only rums to have been awarded the prestigious French label! This rum is a high-end alcoholic drink, which shows that the soils and skills of Martinicans constitute real value added. The distilleries: Clément (François), Depaz (Saint-Pierre), Dillon (Fort-de-France), Habitation Saint-Etienne (Gros-Morne), J.M. (Macouba), La Favorite (Le Lamentin), La Mauny (Rivière-Pilote), Neisson (Carbet), Rhum Bally (Gros-Morne), Saint-James (Sainte-Marie), Trois Rivières (Sainte-Luce).