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What to see in Martinique?

07/09/2024 Off By Nathalie de Beyond the Beach

Finally, your vacation is approaching and you’re wondering: what to see in Martinique? It’s your first time on our “Island of Flowers” and you’re right to plan unforgettable outings to fully enjoy it. For ideas and advice on activities to do and places to visit in Martinique, read our article!

Visiting Martinique means you absolutely must explore its ocean, its wildlife, and its flora. For this, Beyond the Beach offers diving excursions to uncover the hidden treasures of Martinique’s underwater world. With Laurent as your guide, you’ll head to the North Caribbean. A passionate diver, Laurent will delight in showing you the treasures hidden beneath the surface of the water!

You’ll be enchanted by the diversity of well-preserved marine life. The Caribbean Sea, in fact, is the richest sea in the world for its sponges, boasting 630 varieties. You’ll have the chance to discover some of them during your underwater dive. Marvel at the fauna and the multitude of colorful fish. If you’ve never dived before, you can also opt for a beginner dive with Laurent. He’ll introduce you to the drop-offs along the North Caribbean coast.

Sea excursions not to be missed

Apart from its ocean, Martinique is also famous for its renowned Tour des Yoles. To discover Martinican culture, why not try an initiation into traditional sailing? The Yole is indeed part of Martinique’s heritage. In Le Marin, with Georges-Henry, experience the joys of sailing a Yole. Share a moment of conviviality and good spirits together!

Ever wished to admire dolphins but rarely had the chance? Now is the time to take an excursion and observe these marine mammals with utmost respect for their natural habitat.

Beyond the Beach also offers full-day or half-day outings to discover the richness of Martinique. As an example, you can explore Les Trois-Ilets, Anses d’Arlet, and some paradisiacal spots accessible only by boat. You’ll visit the Bat Cave and swim in the white sands. All of this aboard a Bora Bora with Marco. Additionally, freshly cooked local dishes will be served at lunchtime.

Book your half-day private boat tour along the Caribbean coast here

What to see in Martinique: Fun hikes organized by Beyond the Beach

Let’s get active! Step off the beaten path and join Max to discover the tropical forest of Martinique. You’ll have the chance to admire the island’s hidden treasures. In the northern part of the island, there are numerous canyons waiting to be explored. Don’t worry if you’re not a canyoning expert; Max, who holds a state diploma in tropical canyoning, adapts to each participant’s skill level. You can progress at your own pace while sharing in the adventure and discovery. Good physical condition is recommended for this activity.

There are many sights to see in Martinique. Another option is the Beauregard Canal hike, also known as the Slave Canal, one of the most beautiful hikes in Martinique. It immerses you in the heart of Martinique’s history as it was constructed by slaves in the 18th century. Along the way, you’ll admire exceptional flora and fauna, including majestic tropical trees, freshwater crabs, and much more.

What else to see in Martinique: Indulge in some local delicacies!

Are you familiar with local flavors? Now is the perfect time to discover them through a walking tour in the heart of Fort-de-France. This tour not only allows you to taste local ice creams, sugarcane juice, and confections but also offers a chance to admire the architecture and culture of Martinique’s capital. Sit back comfortably at Place de la Savane and enjoy a delightful surprise!

Additionally, you can opt for a gourmet tour starting in Fort-de-France and heading towards Saint-Pierre, often referred to as the “Little Paris of the Caribbean,” nestled in the shadow of Mount Pelée. Along the way, you’ll make stops at a river, view the ruins of Saint-Pierre, visit a distillery, and relax on the beach. This tour includes 7 to 12 tastings of sweet and savory delights, along with beverages. For instance, imagine tasting turmeric bread, féroce d’avocat (avocado and salted cod salad), banana pâté, or even banana wine!

Book your gourmet tour of Fort-de-France here

After those busy days, you might be feeling tired! However, for those of you who want to discover even more, why not consider a romantic evening outing? There are several options to choose from. 

Embark on a sunset cruise where you can enjoy moments of pure bliss and perhaps even a swim in the open sea!

Beyond the Beach also offers a romantic dinner on the beach followed by a night under the stars. Wake up to a breakfast with the sunrise before heading back home at your leisure. 

What better way to impress your significant other and create an unforgettable moment together

Book your activities in Martinique now and experience unforgettable adventures on our paradise island. Contact us for more information and plan your stay with us!

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