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Centrally situated in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles group. Just north of St. Lucia and south of Dominica, the island is a long way from France.

The island was inhabited, as with all the islands of the archipelago, by the Arawaks and the Caribs until Christopher Columbus landed in 1502. Some thirty years later the French established a small settlement and in 1946 saw Martinique become a French department.

The still active volcano provides magnificent vistas for nature lovers and hikers of all sorts. You can also find botanical gardens hidden amongst the rugged landscape. It is from these gardens that Martinique is often called the ‘Isle of Flowers’.

As with the other islands in the archipelago the dry season is from December to May and temperatures average 26ºC. Humidity can be high so be sure to dress appropriately.

The sub-prefecture of Le Marin has enjoyed extensive economic development recently. Here you will also find a church, built in the Jesuit style, dating back to 1766. Le Marin might just be the best place to moor your yacht, especially during the August celebrations where there is dancing, art exhibits, concerts and terrific dining.

Martinique is a marriage of Gallic culture and Caribbean customs. Visitors seeking the more sophisticated pleasures will find that good food and the latest fashions can be found anywhere visitors congregate particularly in the capital city, Fort-de-France.
 

Geographical :
Martinique
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Dates :
Departure : 27 September 2017
Duration : 1 weeks