Enjoy the Ocean in Martinique
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
One moment you’re deep in seemingly impenetrable jungle, hiking towards the pinnacle of a volcano. The next, you’re hopping from one secluded bay or secret cove to the next, feet deep in soft white sand and your eyes cast out over an endless blue sea. That's Martinique for you. Here's how to enjoy the water here.
Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique
Imagine that beautifully serene bay as a boiling cauldron of death. It’s hard to believe, but that was the case during the 1902 eruption of Mt. Peleé on the island of Martinique. Hot magma rising from the earth’s core and a pyroclastic flow...
D6 Cite La Jetée Le Francois MQ 97240, Le François, Martinique
Martinique has no shortage of picturesque swimming holes, but Josephine’s Bathtub, off of Le Francois in the Atlantic, is the local favorite. Surrounded by a high, white sandbank and vibrant coral reef, the turquoise waters are perfect for a...
Rue Felix Eboue, Bellefontaine, Martinique
As you sail along the coast of Martinique, keep an eye open for the village of Bellefontaine on the northwest coast of the island to see if you can spot the Torgiléo. This unique house and former restaurant is easy to find—it's shaped...
Pnt des Salines, Sainte-Anne, Martinique
Martinique can be busy in places—that's the price you pay for paradise, I suppose—but Les Salines Beach can be yours and yours alone if you're one of the early risers. One of the most iconic stretches of sand on Martinique, Les Salines is enjoyed...
Lotissement Pointe Savane, Martinique
What's better than island hopping from one picturesque slice of Martinique to the next? Nothing. Trick question. Sea kayaking with the good folks from Madinina Kayaks is pure island bliss. These are totally customizable and can be tailored to suit...
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