Beaches: With white
sand beaches with sceneries that are said to be among the best in the world, the waters in Southern
Martinique are calm and a hub for water sports. The most common beaches are Les Salines and Pointe
de Bout. The water is clear and all you need is a snorkel and a love for adventure to enjoy the
waters. If the tourist favourites aren’t your cup of tea, then head on to the volcanic beaches with
the deep black sands. The black sand beaches are not as crowded and the flora and fauna in these
areas is indeed distinct.
Sigthseeing: Martinique has a rich history and
this is still prevalent even in its capital. Fort-de-France has winding streets, sprinkled with old
building and statues commemorating the islands heroes. It has a museum for those interested in
tapping into the history or the Place del la Savane with thirteen acres of beautiful blooms. The
Cathedral of St. Louis is a definite on the to-do list. Another interesting attraction is Mount
Pelee which was a volcanic mountain. It is now a city with a semblance of the old city and with a
possibility of visiting wrecks caused by the last volcanic explosion.
Food and drink: The island has more options for
cafes that will leave you spoilt for choice. The restaurants range from high end gourmet food to
cafes to local cuisine shacks. The French influence is prevalent to a large extent in the food with
the large number of Creole cafes. The island is famous for its rum and has a large number of
distilleries. For the hard core beer drinkers, Biere Lorraine is the local favourite.
Visit the Martinique tourist
board website for more information.