Being a Caribbean-American, I love discovering the differences and similarities between the Caribbean islands. I’ve visited former Spanish, Dutch, and (of course) British territories, but really want to visit the Caribbean Island With A French Flair: Martinique.
Martinique is former French territory located in the Lesser Antilles between the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia. It is a small island rich in history and offers a little bit of everything for groups, families, adventure seekers, lovers, and solo travelers.
Fun facts about Martinique
- Napoleon’s wife Joséphine was born in Les Trois-Ilets
- Temperatures average at about 79 F
- There are over 6000+ accommodation options for budget, moderate or luxury travelers
- 2/3 of the island is protected parkland
- You can visit via plane, cruise ship or ferry from neighboring islands Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Lucia
Interested in activities? Here are some of the top things to do:
- Visit historic sites and museums like Le Memorial de L’Anse Cafard, La Savane des Esclaves, and Musse de la Pagerie
- Relax at Les Salines Beach
- Hike up the highest point of the island at Mount Pelée
- Scuba dive in renowned sites like Diamond Rock and Anse Dufour
- Explore the Jardin de Balata gardens
If you live on the east coast, Norwegian Airlines offers affordable nonstop service to Martinique 7 days a week. Fly from New York City, Boston or Baltimore/Washington DC with prices starting at $79 one-way. Enter today to win two round-trip tickets to Martinique with Norwegian Air.
Is Martinique on your bucket list?