Exquisite French and Creole cuisine dominates the restaurant scene on the island, with many other international cuisine options as well. Martinique is also the rum capital of the world with 12 different brands of rum. The rums carry the premium designation of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) which is normally used to refer to the finest of wines. You can enjoy free tastings at all of the islands distilleries.
Water Sports and Hiking
Martinique is a perfect island for wind-surfing and sailing as well as hiking and mountain-climbing. If beaches are what you're looking for, then the southern coast is the place to be with a succession of gorgeous beaches, resorts and fishing villages. The island's volcano, Mount Pelee, is the highest point on the island and a popular destination for visitors.
An Island For Nature Lovers
With two-thirds of the island designated as protected parkland and a world of natural wonders around the island, Martinique is one of the top ecotourism destinations in the Caribbean. There are 27 well-marked trails around the island for hikers. For the golf enthusiast, the 18-hole Golf de l’Impératrice Joséphine in Trois Ilets, is the island’s sole golf course. Resorts throughout the island have tennis courts for those who enjoy the sport. For scuba divers, the island has much to offer with its healthy reefs, ship wrecks and tons of marine life. A popular scuba diving locations is the deep undersea cavern around Diamond Rock, an island located just offshore.
A variety of lodging is available on the island, from chic resorts and fine hotels along the western and southern coasts to small inns around the countryside.
A wide network of well-maintained roads makes it easy to rent a car and travel around the island as many of the sites and beaches are spread out around the island. It is also easy to catch a ferry from the port at Fort de France, the capital city, to visit the nearby islands of Dominica, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe for a day.
There is something to appeal to almost everyone on this island, and it all comes with a delightful French style with a Caribbean twist.
Learn more about the island at http://us.martinique.org/
Photo Credits: Martinique Tourism
Comment from Alize Studio: Balade sur les côtes, les plages, un souffle d'Alize sur la Belle île aux Fleurs La Martinique :) Bonne balade ;)
Translation: Stroll along the coast, the beaches, a breath of Alize on the Belle île aux Fleurs Martinique :) Have a nice walk;)