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Martinique destination guide, including our picks for the island's best budget and luxury hotels and resorts, restaurants, attractions, beaches, nightlife, events and shopping.

Travel to the Caribbean: Martinique
Traveling to Martinique is highly recommended if you’d like your dream island vacation to come with a French accent. This is the Caribbean with French panache—beautiful white-sand beaches, interesting cultural attractions, world-class sailing, a mountainous landscape with plenty of hiking opportunities, and, naturellement, delicious food.

Top Attractions in Martinique
Martinique is one of the most unique destinations in the Caribbean thanks to its French Creole culture and near-total absence of American visitors (though the latter may be changing). Martinique's capital city, Fort de France, is vibrant and inviting, while Trois Ilets serves as home base for many tourists. St. Pierre was Martinique's capital until it was wiped off the map by a deadly volcano in…

Top Martinique Hotels
Martinique is a department (state) of France, so visitors to the island won't be surprised to learn that most hotels adhere to less-demanding European standards rather than American ones. That said, Martinique is home to some world-class upscale resorts, a couple of all-inclusives, and will soon have its first U.S.-branded resort, which could lure more Americans down to this most unique -- and ve…

Martinique All-Inclusive Resorts
Martinique, a department of France in the Caribbean, is home to a pair of all-inclusive resorts: the Club Med Buccaneer's Creek and the Club Trois Ilets. If you're new to the French Caribbean or feel a bit daunted by the language barrier, the Club Med is a good choice for an introductory visit, while the Trois Ilets offers a more low-key,...

Top Martinique Restaurants
Martinique is a Department (state) of France, so you'd expect that the locals would know a thing or two about great food. Visitors will find fine French and Creole food in Martinique, featuring both classic and modern fusion preparations.

Map of the Caribbean Islands of Martinique
Map of the Caribbean Islands of Martinique

Caribbean Treehouse Resorts - Stay in a Tree House in the Caribbean
I've always loved treehouses -- my grantparents' neighbor had one at least 40 feet up in a giant maple tree -- so I was excited to discover that there are a number of treehouse resorts in my favorite destination ... including some treehouses that are beachfront -- talk about the best of both worlds!

Unique Caribbean Spectator Sports and Sporting Events
Caribbean visitors might think they would play golf, sail and snorkel all the time if they lived in the islands, but Caribbean residents themselves have a much broader range of interests when it comes to sports. If it's true that the way people play says a lot about how they live, then visitors can learn a lot (and have a great time, too) by...

Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek in Martinique
Review of the Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek all-inclusive resort in Martinique, a Caribbean hotel that caters to families and children.

Hotel Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa
Relais & Chateau resort has 18 villas and 50 suites -- many with private swimming pools -- on a pristine lagoon with a pair of restaurants and a Gueralin spa.

Martinique Promotion Bureau
Official website of the Martinique Promotion Bureau.

Martinique Consular Information Sheet
The U.S. State Department's fact sheet on the French West Indies and Martinique, including information on entry requirements, crime, medical facilities, and much more.

CIA World Factbook on Martinique
Includes information on Martinique's geography, government, economy, transportation, military, and people.

Karibea Baie du Galion Resort
Beachfront Martinique resort is located near the fishing village of Tartane and close to a nature preserve and Martinique's many cultural and historic attractions. The resort has 178 guest rooms and a French/Creole restaurant.

Karibea Resort Sainte-Luce
The Karibea Resort Sainte-Luce has 300 rooms and is located near a Martinique market town and a pair of beaches, three restaurants, and three pools.

Club Med Buccaneer's Creek
All-inclusive resort includes a beautiful beachfront location on Marin Bay, Club Med spa, a long list of inclusive sports and activities, and is close to the small village of Saint Anne's.

Hotel Bakoua
Located on Martinique's west coast, the Sofitel Bakoua features guest rooms in small, Creole-style buildings, French and West Indian restaurants, and offers a variety of activities, including golf, tennis, horseback riding and water sports.

Cap-est Lagoon Resort and Spa
Luxury 50-suite Relais & Chateaux resort includes a Guerlain spa, water sports, tennis, and a Robert Trent Jones designed 18-hole golf course.

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