As an overseas territory of France, the island of Martinique is officially part of France and Europe as well. It’s a fairly large volcanic island with a great number of towns and settlements spread on both coasts, mostly in the center and southern part of the island.
The visitors here come almost exclusively from France and Quebec so if you don’t speak French fluently it might not be a top choice. There are excellent beaches on the island, mostly in the south near the resort areas, but Martinique is equally known for its cuisine combining French cooking with the local Creole styles.
Martinique is a good choice for budget travelers since it has a large population of residents and thus many options meant for those not on 5-star budgets.
|Local Breakfast||Coconut milk, fruit juice and crepes are some great choices for your morning meal.||$3.26 - $6.52|
|Local Lunch||If you're looking to eat outside of the box, then make sure to head to the beach and grab lunch on the go from one of the local eateries at the beach.||$6.52 - $13.04|
|Local Dinner||The island has a large variety of cuisine choices with Creole and French leading the pack.||$10.87 - $27.17|
|Beer||Surprisingly, imported beers tend to be cheaper than domestic beers.||$3.80 - $6.52|
|Month||High F||Low F||Precipitations(INCH)|
An outdoor enthusiast’s playground, Martinique offers activities all around coupled with great weather.
With an average temperature falling between 75 and 85 degrees and hugged by the trade winds, you’ll find that the island’s humidity doesn’t end up getting the best of you.
There is however a hurricane season at the end of summer and a rainy season that lasts from June into October.
The island of Martinique has nearly 30 hotels and resorts with a wide mix of styles and price ranges. There are simple hotels and modest bed & breakfasts in some areas with large and luxurious resorts in others. Prices range greatly as well, with the low-end (for the Caribbean) represented fairly well.
December to the end of April make up the high season when prices are up and the crowds are bigger. May to November make up the low season where prices tend to be at their lowest. If you visit during the months of July and August, you’ll see that prices have leveled out.
|80.00 - 135.00|
|96.00 - 204.00|
|173.00 - 249.00|
|360.00 - 360.00|
Visitors will be flying into Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport near the center of the island. It’s large enough to handle long-haul flights from North America and Europe.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Montreal, Paris