The island of Martinique is one of the Caribbean's finest escapes. Mont Pelée stands volcanic sentinel over a rocky landscape marked by spectacular beaches, secluded bays, and dense rain forest. Martinique’s busy capital, Fort-de-France, provides a lively and modern cosmopolitan core and packs tremendous historical caché into a small area. The north of the island is known for lush mountainous terrain, while the south contains some of the Caribbean’s best beaches and bays.