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domaine de l'acajou, Le François 97240, Martinique
Martinique’s rums, or rhums, are legendary among connoisseurs. The extra h makes all the difference to those who appreciate the spirit—it indicates that rather than being made from molasses, the primary raw ingredient is fresh sugar cane juice. ...
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Domaine Thieubert, Le Coin, Le Carbet 97221, Martinique
Martinique’s Route Des Rhums is something of the ultimate single island rum tour. The big reason for this being there are 10 different distilleries spread across Martinique’s 425 square miles! TEN! Two of the best are Distillerie Neisson and...
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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique
What’s old is new again in Saint-Pierre, a city built under majestic Mount Pelée on Martinique’s Caribbean coast. In 1902, Mount Pelée volcano erupted, leveling the city and killing all 30,000 inhabitants– save one lucky prison inmate, whose thick...
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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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1 Rue de la liberté, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique

The gorgeous Bibliothèque Schoelcher is a soaring late-19th-century library built of wrought iron, concrete, wood and glass. The building was designed by Pierre-Henri Picq, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), and built...

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Carbet Mountains, Le Morne-Vert, Martinique
Mt. Pelé is Martinique's tallest and most notorious volcano, but it's not the only one. Just south of Mt. Pelé runs a string of five smaller volcanoes called the Carbet Mountains, which look similar to the Pitons in nearby St. Lucia. Small...
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Rue Lamartine, Fort-de-France, Martinique
In the market for freshly ground curry powder? How about pure vanilla extract, harvested by hand? Or want to pick up a tipple of the island’s legendary ‘ti punch to go? At Fort-de-France’s century-old Grand Marché, local vendors sell fruits,...
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13 Allée des Feuillantines, Fort-de-France, Martinique
At an otherwise unremarkable roadside stretch in Lamentin, two Martinican brothers are creating world-class confections. Come see what the fuss is about at Chocolaterie Frères Lauzéa, where the titular brothers combine French and Belgian technique...
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Route de Balata, Fort-de-France 97234, Martinique

This botanical wonder is home to thousands of native plant species, including heliconias, hibiscus and bromeliads. Guests enjoy strolling around the three-hectare (seven-acre) grounds, where hundreds of palm trees tower over...

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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...