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Best of Martinique

The Caribbean’s richest melting pot is pure Creole.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  While Columbus first sighted this 436-square-mile island in 1493, Martinique has belonged to France since sugarcane planters settled... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Boutique Ozier-Lafontaine

A fabric shop with a broad selection of cotton madras prints.

Address:
37 Rue Osman Duquesnay
Le Marin
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-749-559

2. Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa

At this 50-suite escape on Martinique’s verdant eastern coast, a Guerlain spa and Creole fusion cuisine add Gallic spice to a modern plantation-style hotel decorated with vibrant madras fabrics. Take your cue from the French clientele and touch up your tan Euro-style (read: topless). After sunset, dance to steel drums in the lounge. Stop by the... More

3. Chez Carole

Don’t miss Carole Michel’s Creole-style crab farci or fried red snapper at this hidden gem, located in the middle of the fruit-and-vegetable covered market.

Address:
Rue Isambert
Fort de France
Martinique

Phone:
596 06 28 83

4. Frères Lauzéa Chocolatiers

Sweets made with high-quality cacao, cane sugar, and other tropical ingredients.

Address:
23 Route de Didier
Fort-de- France
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-569-883

5. Le Brédas

The chef’s signature dish is a mille-feuille of foie gras and plantains.

Address:
St.-Joseph
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-576-552

Don’t miss the grilled tuna with Creole sauce and the marlin ceviche.

Address:
Le Carbet
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-780-434

7. Maison d’Hôte de L’Ilet Oscar

An antiques-filled plantation house on a private island.

Address:
Le François
Martinique

Phone:
596-696-453-330

8. Neisson Distillery

One of the island’s top rhum agricole distilleries has a tasting room.

Address:
Le Carbet
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-780-370

9. Plein Soleil

Sixteen chic, pretty rooms overlooking a tidal inlet.

Address:
Le François
Martinique

Phone:
596-596-380-777