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20 things to see and do in Martinique in 2021

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Although the island is small, having a handy guide of which places to target on your trip can be very helpful so you don't miss anything. So, we tell you what are the 20 must-see and must-do's in Martinique!

Ready to seduce all tourists, Martinique is full of spots, each more beautiful than the other. Lazing on the beach, hiking in the mountains, exploring the underwater world or doing water sports: one thing is for sure, you won't be bored on the island of flowers.

Discover 97 Authentic Activities to Explore in Martinique!

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1. Discover Saint Pierre, the cradle of Martinique's heritage

Saint-Pierre, "the little Paris", signs the beginning of the colonial history of Martinique in 1635.the tropical Venice as it was called, was ravaged in the space of a few minutes by the eruption of Mount Pelee on May 8, 1902.Saint-Pierre remains today a protected heritage of the West Indies, which abounds in vestiges of the history of Martinique.

Saint Pierre Martinique

2. Explore the Caravelle Peninsula

If you like to hike, hike and hike some more, you've come to the right place!

3. Take in the sights at the Jardin de Balata

The garden of Balata gathers the biodiversity of Martinique in one place! The botanical garden invites you to admire more than 3000 species of flowers and tropical plants accompanied by the humming of hummingbirds.

Balata Garden

4. Learn about rum at the Clément distillery

Elected best old rum of Martinique

AOC of 4 years in 2018, the house invites you to discover its distillery, its impressive cellars, the process of creation of rum and finish the whole by a tasting.

Clement Distillery Martinique

5. Lounging at the Pointe du Bout

Tel que son nom l’indique, la Pointe du Bout est localisée au bout de l’Anse Mitan afin de vous offrir une vue exclusive sur la baie de Fort de France.Très fréquentée, une panoplie d’activités touristiques s’inscrit dans le paysage de cette plage magnifique : balade en voilier, observations des dauphins, plongée, balade en jet ski et bien plus !C’est bel et bien un incontournable de la Martinique !

6. Reaching the summit of Mount Pelee

Montagne Pelée is the island's active volcano located in the north of Martinique.the Grande Dame of the North dominates the surrounding age or level discrimination, everyone can explore it at their own pace and level of hiking.a group picnic is the little extra that creates a memory at the top of this jewel!

7. Commemorating slavery at Anse Caffard: Cape 110

The Anse Caffard memorial was created on the initiative of the city of Le Diamant as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. These stone colossi are the work of Laurent Valère and symbolize the crowd of anonymous victims of the slave trade.

8. Photograph the famous Anses d'Arlet pier

In the south-west of Martinique, Le Bourg des anses d'Arlet, lined with tiled houses, is worth a visit.

With its church and its pontoon facing the Caribbean Sea, the Bourg des anses d'Arlet is undoubtedly the most famous Martinique photo on the networks.

9. Admire the breathtaking view of Morne Larcher

The Morne Larcher hike is a must for any hiker.

This ancient volcano culminating at 478m has a surprise in store for you at the top: a breathtaking view of the Diamond Rock.

10. Navigate to Diamond Rock

The Diamond Rock is a real symbol of the island, located in the south of the peninsula of the three islets, this islet owes its name to the different reflections of its walls which at certain times of the day, shine like a diamond.the Diamond Rock is as beautiful on the surface as it is underwater: It shelters an underwater fault in which divers can dive and admire the fauna over nearly 20 m long!

11. Walking in the desert layers of the Savannah of petrifications

The savannah of petrifications is the antithesis of Martinique: we find ourselves in the heart of a desert zone where the flora is non-existent.

This surprising hike is one of the stages of "la trace des Caps" which is a hike with stages along the southern coast of Martinique.

12. Scuba diving in Trois Îlets

The underwater fauna of Martinique is full of wonders!

Between the Atlantic and the Caribbean, Martinique's waters are home to an opulent marine fauna and flora that delights scuba divers. You have never practiced scuba diving yet? No problem, many guides offer first dives in these heavenly waters. You owe it to yourself to go scuba diving in Martinique!

13. The inescapable Tour des Yoles of Martinique

The Tour des Yoles is what the Tour de France cycling race is to mainland France.The Tour des Yoles is a multi-day race around the island in 8 stages.A true cultural event, it takes place every year between the end of July and August.Just for the atmosphere that reigns on the coast at this time of year, we would not miss it for anything in the world!

14. Understanding the history of Martinique at the Savannah of the Slaves

A place that combines history and traditions of Martinique, this park is a real duty of memory allowing each visitor to dive into the essence of the island.

15. Discover the Sacred Heart Church, Balata

A true reproduction of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre in Paris, the Sacred Heart Church of Balata overlooks the city. Its remarkable architecture and its panoramic viewpoint invite travelers to enter!

16. Shopping at the Fort-de-France Market

Our 16th must-see in Martinique is none other than its magnificent capital.

The Grand Marché of Fort-de-France is the meeting place of all the merchants from the surrounding communes who come to sell their local products!

If you are looking for fruits, vegetables, local craftsmanship or souvenirs to bring back from your trip, you will find what you are looking for at the rue Isambert!

Fort de France Market

17. Introduction to Canyoning at the Mitan River

The best way to discover the hidden side of the island, in the heart of the lush jungle, far from the beaches and tourists. This heterogeneous canyon will take you to the heart of the island, passing from waterfall to waterfall.

Whether you are an initiate or an amateur, you must come and discover this trail!

18. L'Anse Noire

Surrounded by the steep slopes of the surrounding hills, the cirque of Anse Noire is one of the favorite wild beaches of Martinique. Its soothing black sand and its pontoon are very popular with Instagrammers!

It is also a place known to be the favorite beach of sea turtles. Stay there long enough, and you might have the chance to swim with these creatures!

Anse Noire Martinique

19. Diving in Didier's waterfalls

Hidden in the middle of the jungle, this picturesque hike is an adventure to be experienced by several people. After a walk through tunnels where the use of a flashlight is more than recommended, you will reach magnificent pools and waterfalls.

20. To abandon oneself on the beach of the salines in Sainte Anne

The Salines beach in Sainte-Anne is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of the island, with its 1200 square meters, its white sand, its coconut trees and its turquoise water are the greatest happiness of the followers of the vacations "carpe diem"!

Dive around the Diamond Rock, take a local cooking class when returning from the market of Fort-de-France or discover the History of Martinique with a capital H. Now, if you are wondering where to sleep, discover our top 5 best hotels in Martinique!

Discover 97 Authentic Activities to Explore in Martinique!

Unforgettable adventures await you - whether with family, as a couple, with friends, or for unusual discoveries. Find the perfect activity for every moment!

Easy and Secure Booking

About the author

27 years old, Marving grew up in SchŇďlcher, in Fond-Lahaye and Anse Madame more precisely. Passionate about the digital world, he works as a digital marketing consultant during the day and regularly writes articles about his native island.

Marving Moreton

Copywriter & Cofounder of Tourcrib

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