Martinique is simply one of the Caribbean's most enchanting destinations. This island is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Caribbean. Martinique is a captivating island for divers, hikers and people who love rich history. This French island displays beauty and is a marriage of Gallic culture and Caribbean vitality. In this is a sunny and quiet island called Martinique, you will come across the most beautiful smiles from friendly, warm locals.
Things not to miss in Martinique
When planning you vacation in this beautiful island, there are some activities and attractions you can’t afford to miss.
Alpha Plongee Martinique
Denebola – Private Day Tours
Jardin de Balata
Plage des Salines
Shopping in MartiniqueThis Island offers French luxury items merchandise such as chic fashions, perfumes and fine crystal. You will also find local crafts such as jewelry, bamboo items, baskets and wicker works, wooden sculptures, pottery, Creole dolls, rum and Caribbean arts on sale. Most tourists take home a bottle of Martinican rum, which is made from sugarcane rather than molasses. If you a lover for locally made preserves try the coconut fudge, fruit, jams made from exotic fruit and fresh spices.
Main Shopping Places in Cuba:Cote Plage Sarl (Clothing)
Tip:When making duty-free purchases, be sure to have your passport or airline ticket with you.
Coming up Events
November – La Belle Martinique
This amateur cycling race is ideal for recreational riders. Although Less competitive than Le Tour de Martinique, Locals as well as visiting riders participate every year to have a blast. Many spectators will line the course each other and enjoy cheer the riders.
November-December – Martinique Jazz Festival
Martinique Jazz Festival is the Caribbean longest Jazz festival. At this annual event, many local as well as international artist will perform excite the music lovers’ crowd. People travel from various parts of the world to enjoy the talents being displayed. Many Jazz luminaries who have performed at the Martinique Jazz Festival in the past years including the Marsalis brothers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paquito d’Rivera, Chucho Valdes, and many more.
Best time to visit Martinique
The best time to visit Martinique is between May and June. Temperatures stay consistent in the 80s for the entire year, but there is a chance of hurricanes in summer. Planning a trip for late spring will be great. You will be avoiding the crowds and marked-up prices of the island's peak season and the bad weather.
December to April is known as the Island peak season and also the dry season. During this time, you are likely to find sun filled days. During the months of June to November is known to be the wet/ hurricane season. You may be asked to pay close attention to the radio or television for weather warnings (hurricanes or thunder storms), However, very rarely will be asked to stay indoors.
May to November
It is very affordable to travel during the low season since the crowds will be almost non-existent and some hotels will be shut. During this time, you will get some hotels rates which is reduced by sometime 60% since the winter season. Air fares are also more affordable and you are likely to find some really great travelling packages. Apart from the great deals on hotel and air rates, since the island rarely has extremely bad weather, you might still have the chance to enjoy some outdoor activities.