Martinique

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Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane, a garden bordered by shops and cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.




"Martinique ( MAR-tin-EEK, French: [maʁtinik] (listen); Martinican Creole: Matnik or Matinik) is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 sq mi) and a population of 376,480 inhabitants as of January 2016. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region (région d'outre-mer) of France, consisting of a single overseas department. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica. As one of the eighteen regions of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the euro.

Virtually the entire population speaks both French, the official language, and Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais)." Wikipedia






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Basse-Pointe

Like a scene out of jurasic park, a beautiful area of the island.

Sainte-Anne

Such a cute little village with all the French goodies you’d find in France.

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Basse-Pointe
1 . Basse-Pointe
(Martinique Island )

A small town on the north-eastern coast of the rocky tree-lined coastline and home to several restaurants and a grocery store.

Sainte-Anne
2 . Sainte-Anne
(Martinique Island )

A small town on the south-western tip of the island near Le Marin. Home to a couple of small jetties and a handful of restaurants along the coastline.

Le Marin
3 . Le Marin
(Martinique Island )

A very popular town around a popular bay and natural harbour near the south-western tip of the island. Home to two marina's, a dockyard, a hospital, many restaurants and shops.

Cap Chevalier
4 . Cap Chevalier
(Martinique Island )

A small town set back a short distance from the southern coast and accessed via a quiet bay sheltered by the large Chevalier islet.

Macabou
5 . Macabou
(Martinique Island )

A small isolated village on an outcrop on the eastern coast of the island and home to several guest houses.

Le Vauclin
6 . Le Vauclin
(Martinique Island )

a town on the blue-water eastern coast of the island around a bay with a thin sandy beach and home to a harbour at the southern end. Several grocery stores a handful of restaurants around the bay.

La Baie des Mulets
7 . La Baie des Mulets
(Martinique Island )

A town straddling the crooked finger of land that extends out of the eastern coast of the island between two shallow blue-water bays. Home to several guest houses, restaurants and grocery stores.

La Prairie
8 . La Prairie
(Martinique Island )

A holiday resort on the eastern coast of the island around a set of shallow blue water coves inside a reef. Both coves are home to a series of jetties, whereas the northern side of the town has a b...

Fregate
9 . Fregate
(Martinique Island )

A rural holiday town on the eastern coast of the island, and home to a collection of restaurants along the main road.

Le Francois
10 . Le Francois
(Martinique Island )

A busy town set back a short way on the canal on the eastern coast of the island. Home to a harbour in the bay and several shops and restaurants in the town. The canal is not accessible by yacht du...

Quartier Thalemont
11 . Quartier Thalemont
(Martinique Island )

A small rural town with a couple of guest houses on the eastern coast of the island.

Pointe la Rose
12 . Pointe la Rose
(Martinique Island )

A village on the eastern coast of the island on the southern side of a jagged green outcrop with multiple long coves. Home to a couple of restaurants.

Le Sable Blanc
13 . Le Sable Blanc
(Martinique Island )

A holiday village on the eastern coast of the island between two bays both with a series of local jetties.

Le Robert
14 . Le Robert
(Martinique Island )

A large town on the eastern coast of the island on the northern side of a large craggy cove. Anchoring yachts find shelter from the protruding headland. Several restaurants shops, grocery stores an...

La Trinite
15 . La Trinite
(Martinique Island )

A popular town on the eastern coast at the northern side of the base of a long peninsula. The bay is used for anchorage and the town has a grocery store and a series of restaurants along the coasta...

Tartane
16 . Tartane
(Martinique Island )

A small holiday resort on the northern side of a long peninsula.

Sainte-Marie
17 . Sainte-Marie
(Martinique Island )

A town on the eastern coast of the island between two coves and small islet. The more southern cove prone to breaking waves and therefore not suitable for anchorage.

Le Marigot
18 . Le Marigot
(Martinique Island )

A rural town on the eastern coast of the island and home to a small harbour at the head of the cove. A small number of restaurants along the main road south of the harbour.

Le Lorrain
19 . Le Lorrain
(Martinique Island )

A small town towards the north-eastern coast of the island around a cove with a thin sandy beach.

Macouba
20 . Macouba
(Martinique Island )

A small residential village on the northern coast of the island.

Grand Riviere
21 . Grand Riviere
(Martinique Island )

A small town at the foot of the hills at the end of the lush Grande Riviere gorge. Home to several restaurants and a grocery store close to the harbour.

Le Precheur
22 . Le Precheur
(Martinique Island )

A small town at the mouth of the river Precheur and home to a sandy beach and small number of restaurants. Boats are often anchored to the north of the town and take advantage of the small jetty.

Saint-Pierre
23 . Saint-Pierre
(Martinique Island )

A busy popular town on the western coast of the island and home to a ferry terminal, many restaurants and a couple of grocery stores. A popular anchorage.

Le Carbet
24 . Le Carbet
(Martinique Island )

A popular pretty town on the western coast of the island and home to several guest houses and restaurants.

Bellefontaine
25 . Bellefontaine
(Martinique Island )

A small village on the western coast of the island close to the power plant a short distance south. home to several guest houses a two restaurants around the bay.

Case-Pilote
26 . Case-Pilote
(Martinique Island )

A small town on the south-western coast of the island around the undulating green hills . Home to a harbour and a jetty and a few restaurants.

Schoelcher
27 . Schoelcher
(Martinique Island )

A short distance north of the Fort de France at the mouth of the river Anse Madame. A popular anchorage and home to several restaurants and shops. A jetty is south of the river mouth.

Fort-de-France
28 . Fort-de-France
(Martinique Island )

The capital city on the island on the northern shore of the bay and home to a large commercial port and a small marina to the east and a popular anchorage to the west near the ferry terminals.

Les Trois-Ilets
29 . Les Trois-Ilets
(Martinique Island )

A pretty town across the bay from Fort-de-France with three small islets around which many boats anchor. The town has a small cove with a jetty giving access to a handful of restaurants.

L'Anse Mitan
30 . L'Anse Mitan
(Martinique Island )

A town around Pointe de Bout peninsula opposite Fort-de-France, home to a marina and a good selection of restaurants from the two bays either side.

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