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 island which is an overseas territorial collectivity 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. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica. Martinique is also an Outermost Region (OMR) of European Union as a special territory of the European Union and the currency in use is the euro.

Virtually the entire population speaks both French, the only official language and Martinican Creole, an Antillean Creole." Wikipedia






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Basse-Pointe
5.0

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

Sainte-Anne
4.9

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

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Top facilities

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Mermer Location
1 . Mermer Location
2.5

Enjoy a direct contact with your yatch charter company for your cruise in the West Indies and with the advantages of a small bareboat catamaran rental structure in Martinique. An independent compan...

Sail Paradise
2 . Sail Paradise
2.5

Based in the Marin marina in Martinique, SAIL PARADISE has been offering “à la carte” cruises since February 2013, in the Caribbean to the mythical Grenadines, or to the northern islands, from...





Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Mouillage des Flamands
1 . Mouillage des Flamands
2.5

Baywatch Marina
2 . Baywatch Marina
2.5

Yacht Club de La Martinique Marina
3 . Yacht Club de La Martinique Marina
2.5

Anse a L'Ane Bay
4 . Anse a L'Ane Bay
2.5

Anse Mitant Bay
5 . Anse Mitant Bay
2.5

Point du Bout Marina
6 . Point du Bout Marina
2.5

Fort de France Bay
7 . Fort de France Bay
2.5

Club Nautique le Neptune Harbour
8 . Club Nautique le Neptune Harbour
2.5

Anse Noire Bay
9 . Anse Noire Bay
2.5

Anse du Four Bay
10 . Anse du Four Bay
2.5

Grande Anse d'Arlet Bay
11 . Grande Anse d'Arlet Bay
2.5

Petite Anse d'Arlet Bay
12 . Petite Anse d'Arlet Bay
2.5

Petite Anse du Diamant Bay
13 . Petite Anse du Diamant Bay
2.5

Grande Anse du Diamant Bay
14 . Grande Anse du Diamant Bay
2.5

Marigot du Diamant Bay
15 . Marigot du Diamant Bay
2.5

Cul-de-Sac Marin Bay
16 . Cul-de-Sac Marin Bay
2.5

Marin Marina
17 . Marin Marina
2.5

Carenantilles Harbour
18 . Carenantilles Harbour
2.5

Mouillage de Sainte Anne Bay
19 . Mouillage de Sainte Anne Bay
2.5

Baie des Anglais
20 . Baie des Anglais
2.5

Ferre Bay
21 . Ferre Bay
2.5

Vauclin Harbour
22 . Vauclin Harbour
2.5

Small boat refuge only.

Petite Grenade Bay
23 . Petite Grenade Bay
2.5

Known to be a good hurricane hole.

Mulets Bay
24 . Mulets Bay
2.5

Sans Souci Bay
25 . Sans Souci Bay
2.5

Grande Pass du Simon Bay
26 . Grande Pass du Simon Bay
2.5

Josephine Harbour
27 . Josephine Harbour
2.5

Lavigne
28 . Lavigne
2.5

Ilet Petite Martinique Bay
29 . Ilet Petite Martinique Bay
2.5

Ilet de la Grotte Bay
30 . Ilet de la Grotte Bay
2.5

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Top Towns

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Basse-Pointe
1 . Basse-Pointe
(Martinique Island )
3.8

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 )
3.7

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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

Sainte-Marie
17 . Sainte-Marie
(Martinique Island )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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

Macouba
20 . Macouba
(Martinique Island )
2.5

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

Grand Riviere
21 . Grand Riviere
(Martinique Island )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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

Bellefontaine
25 . Bellefontaine
(Martinique Island )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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 )
2.5

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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