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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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domaine de l'acajou, Le François 97240, Martinique
The only rums in the Caribbean awarded the prestigious label Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), Martinique’s signature spirits are made straight from the sugarcane juice and are a source of national pride. Watch the magic happen at Habitation...
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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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On the northeast coast, the diminutive Musée de la Banane is as fun a museum as you'll find anywhere. Set in an old stone banana-packing house, it tells the story of this major Caribbean cash crop. You'll learn about the many...

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1 Rue de la liberté, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique
If this library doesn’t look much like your average Caribbean building, there’s a reason for that. It’s not. The entire library was first built in France back in 1889, then shipped piece by piece to the island Martinique as an...
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Pointe du Bout, Les Trois-Îlets 97229, Martinique
This iconic bar sits on stilts above the sea at the Hotel Bakoua in the sultry resort area of Trois-Ilets, just across the Bay of Fort-de-France from the island’s capital city. People don’t come here for the drinks (stronger and better...
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Rue Jean Marie Tjibaou, Sainte-Anne, Martinique
Otantik sits perched atop Rue Jean Marie Tjibaou on the way into the center of Sainte Anne. With a gorgeous view of the sea and Sainte Luce in the distance, you can enjoy skewers of freshly caught tuna and marlin, or even a lobster if reserved in...
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Le Carbet, Martinique

Cruise ships often sail past the village of Le Carbet, near where Christopher Columbus briefly landed in 1502. Nearly three centuries later, the village became the temporary home of French artist Paul Gauguin, who spent six months here painting...

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Route de Balata, Fort-de-France 97234, Martinique
This three-hectare park holds 3,000 types of indigenous flora and fauna—including some 300 species of palm trees—just outside of Martinique’s capital. For nearly 30 years, horticultural enthusiasts have followed the multilingual markers through...