Wine and dine to your heart’s content: Martinique is home to an eclectic mixture of local Caribbean specialties and exquisite European fare, with a culinary history informed by French tradition, Creole creativity, and Caribbean ingredients. There are nearly 500 dining establishments on the island, a number of which are world-renowned. High-end restaurants carry a substantial price tag, but you'll also encounter dozens of snack stands and small restaurants that serve up delicious island fare at reasonable prices. Gastronomes should time their visit to coincide with a local food festival to experience the best of Martinique's culinary culture.