Discovering the Martinique
Before embarking on your fabulous catamaran cruise or waiting for your return flight, try to take some time to discover the most fascinating attractions of the island. Martinique is a beautiful Caribbean volcanic island belonging to France and nestled in the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles.
What better way to end a cruise holiday than with the final visit of your boarding island. We advise you to rent a Minivan with driver, in order to have all the comforts to move independently and with your time in the heart of this Caribbean paradise. Alternatively, for those looking for autonomy, you can rent a car and explore the island following our itinerary. Remember that in Martinique you drive right as in Italy and that to rent the car you will need a valid Italian license.
The cruise departs and returns from the Marina of Le Marin, which could therefore be your perfect departure point. From here go now to Balata Cathedral but before you can not miss a short stop in the capital of the island: Fort-de-France. Let yourself be guided by the Caribbean atmosphere of the city centre and admire its colonial palaces and monuments of the turn of the century.
Once you leave you can reach the most famous and iconic church in Martinique: a small reproduction of the most famous Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris. Church built in 1915 after the eruption of the Volcano Pelée Mountains, overlooking the island, which destroyed Saint Pierre at the time capital of the island. The church is located right on a hill that will give you a wonderful view of the whole Fort-de-France.
Get in the car and go! Ready for the next stop in Morne Rouge, historically called the Red Earth: from here you can make a panoramic trek to the top of the volcano! But don’t worry for the less sporty you can take the road to the Pelée Mountains at a quieter pace by car and visit the Regional House of Volcanoes.
Lunch break in a typical restaurant in the area of Saint-Pierre: the Chez Marie Claire. Here you can enjoy the typical dishes of the island and enjoy a relaxing break before leaving for the last visit of the day.
After lunch, an interesting visit to the ancient distillery of Rhum Naisson awaits you: one of the most famous in Martinique. You can admire all the techniques adopted in the past and in use until now by the expert producers of high quality rhum.
This concludes your tour of the island of Martinique. Drive up towards Aimé Césaire Airport in Lamentin for the flight back home with the eyes still of Caribbean colors.