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Enjoy the Ocean in Martinique

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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.
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Les Anses-d'Arlet, Martinique
Wonderful day to Anses d'Arlets with a nice discovery: this pretty starfish. We, of course, returned to the sea after taking this photo. An island full of treasures...
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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...
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There are more than 40 diving centers across Martinique that will take you to magical coral reefs on the seabed or the famous Nahoon and Roraima wrecks. Take your underwater skills to the next level in Martinique. From 19th century shipwrecks to...
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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...
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The colonial town of St. Pierre, on Martinique's west coast, has a colorful past. Rich from the earnings of the sugar and rum trades, it was once considered the Paris of the Caribbean—until 1902, when it was destroyed by the...

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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...

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Anse Ceron, Martinique

The coastline around Mt. Pelée is marked by crescents of rich black sand, a stark difference from the white-sand beaches of other parts of the island. These unique and secluded beaches come in varying shades, from light gray at Anse Turin...

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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...
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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...