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Martinique – Paradise of the Caribbean

Seemingly endless, white sandy beaches, exotic palm trees and warm water like in a bathtub: this is the island paradise of Martinique. There are exotic plants, friendly people and fresh tropical fruits to discover. The Caribbean is one of the places in the world that many people want to travel to once in their lives. Here you can not only experience crystal clear water, but also untouched nature. The island of Martinique is part of the so-called volcanic chain of the Antilles. These islands are also often referred to as Leeward Islands. The islands of St. Lucia and Dominica are its neighboring islands. But what exactly does the island have to offer?

Dream island of the Caribbean

  Montagne Pelée
The Montagne Pelée, Image: Petr Kovalenkov / shutterstock

Martinique is one of the many dream islands of the Caribbean. It is not only their political affiliation to the European Union that is convincing, but also the friendliness of the people and the unique culture. The island belongs to France, which is why French is also spoken. Martinique is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The island is about 6,000 kilometers away from France. The island is one of the more expensive Caribbean islands. The advantage of Martinique: Here you can pay in euros! In addition, only an identity card is required for entry, which is also an advantage.

Unique landscape

Jardin de Balata
Jardin de Balata, Image: delDrago / shutterstock

Martinique is often referred to as the Caribbean dream. If you take a closer look at the landscape, you will know why this is so. Tropical palm trees rise into the sky practically everywhere, impressive mountain ranges and exotic flowers enchant at first glance.

Martinique is home to a 1,400-meter-high volcano that is also very impressive. From most sandy beaches you can see dense jungles that stretch over the entire island.

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Of course, the island has a tropical Caribbean climate. In the north, however, it is much wetter. In the south of the island, on the other hand, it is a bit drier. Not only fine sandy beaches can convince here, but also enchanting bays, some of which are downright secluded. Most of the tourist facilities are also located in the south of the island. In the north you will find mainly the tropical forests and mystical black beaches.

Fantastic dream beaches

Sandy beaches are of course not to be missed in the Caribbean. In Martinique, you can discover endless beaches where you can not only relax, but also cool off. Most of the beaches are lined with palm trees and inspire with their unique bays.

Anse Dufour beach

Martinique Beach
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One of the most beautiful beaches in Martinique is Anse Dufour. Here you can experience crystal clear water and a green, hilly landscape behind the beach. Even turtles can be seen in the bay again and again. The wonderful underwater world should not be ignored at this beach either.

If you like snorkeling or diving, this is the place to be!
Numerous restaurants and small bars also provide the sufficient food that can be found here.

Les Salines Beach

Image: RossiRobinNice / shutterstock

This beach can convince with its white powder sand and pleasantly warm water. The beach is located in the south of the island. Many people think that this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.

Most of the time the water is very calm here. Spread over the entire beach section you will find many small bars and restaurants. Here you can enjoy fresh, delicious food and refreshing drinks.

Anse Couleuvre

Blancs Fund

Fonds Blancs are not beaches, but natural pools located within the sea. The water is shallow and has just under 28 degrees. With a small boat, these can be reached very quickly from the mainland. The temperature difference between the sea water and the water in the pools can be surprisingly large on some days. If you are in Martinique, you should definitely experience the Fonds Blancs!

Sights in Martinique

Anse Cafard Slave Memorial
Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, Image: Judith Lienert / shutterstock

In Martinique, you can experience other sights in addition to the fantastic landscape. For example, you should take a closer look at the capital Fort-de-France.

The Jardin Botanique is also worth a visit. This is an impressive garden where you can marvel at the biodiversity of the island.

If you want a little culture, you should visit the open-air museum called La Savane des Esclaves. Here you can learn more about the history and background of the island. The history and way of life of slaves in the colonial era are addressed in the museum. These have shaped the island’s history.

Martinique from above
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Of course, you should not forget the culinary highlights of the island. Numerous exotic dishes with incredible spices can provide true culinary delights here. Of course, there are also fresh, exotic fruits and delicious cocktails.

Anyone who has ever been to Martinique is guaranteed not to forget the island. The impressive nature, the crystal clear water and the unique cuisine are just as enjoyable as the tropical warmth, the flora and fauna of the island and the friendly nature of the people.

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