The island of Martinique is a jewel of the Caribbean, celebrated for its natural beauty, fascinating history and culture, and welcoming people. An overseas department of France, Martinique is located in the Lesser Antilles, between Dominica and Saint Lucia—just a five-hour flight from Montreal or New York City. Visitors to this sun destination will find so much more than sandy beaches! In addition to stretches of pristine coastline, you can explore lush rainforests, thriving mangroves, and towering mountains, including the majestic volcano Mount Pelée. Committed to preserving its remarkable biodiversity, the island is part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Martinique’s rich culture and heritage are reflected in its impressive museums, monuments, and vibrant festivals and events, like the pre-Lenten Carnival and the Tour des Yoles boat race. The island’s distinctive local cuisine draws on African, Indian, and French influences and celebrates the region’s abundance of fresh fruit and seafood. Rhum agricole, a world-renowned Martinican rum, is produced at over a dozen distilleries around the island.
As a member of the European Union, Martinique has modern and reliable infrastructure and is a safe, welcoming destination for all travellers. The island has earned numerous accolades over the years, including being named Top Emerging Destination by Tripadvisor and Culinary Capital of the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal.
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