One Week in Martinique
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
What do you do with one week in Martinique? Feast on some of the Caribbean world’s finest cuisine. Hike until your heart’s content in some of the best tropical mountain terrain in the world. Dive. Drive. Unwind on the beach or by the pool. There's time to do it all.
Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
I was fortunate to be in Fort-de-France, Martinique on Ash Wednesday in 2011. While walking around the port city, I came upon a very colorful show of local music, dress and dance. The guests were not the only ones that enjoyed this amazing show....
D38, Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
One of Martinique’s most famous residents was Josephine de Beauharnais, the love of Napoléon I and one-time Empress of France. Take a trip to her childhood home in Les Trois-Îlets to explore all facets of her past—troves of love letters to and...
Le Marigot, Martinique
Traveling in Martinique, we stopped in a restaurant called "Le Ghetto" (in the northeast) to have lunch on Easter Sunday. The bar was open and few people were there. We started talking, having a drink, sharing a second one with the people there....
Route du Fort d'Alet, Anse Mitan, Les Trois Ilets 97729, Martinique
Driving around Martinique, we stopped by this little ice cream parlour in Trois Ilets for some well-deserved cooling treats. While I'm fluent in French, my friend wanted to practice his learned-in-high-school vocabulary and started talking with a...
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...
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...
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