Imagine an island so lush, it’s nicknamed the Isle of Flowers. This is the French Caribbean island of Martinique, where white and black-sand beaches curl around the foot of a dramatic, forested volcano. Cross green hills, banana or sugar cane fields, and coastal woodland brimming with exotic wildlife. Seek secluded bays or celebrate island life in hillside villages and the picturesque port capital.

Book your trip

VISIT martinique: GET STARTED

Your Martinique vacation is a minute away! Choose from Martinique all-inclusive vacation packages or treat yourself to the luxury resorts of this French Caribbean island. Things to do in Martinique include a tour of the capital, Fort-de-France, hiking Mount Pelée volcano or the Carbet Mountains and scuba diving around Diamond Rock...if you can tear yourself away from Martinique's best beaches!

MARTINIQUE TRAVEL GUIDE

Travel-Guide_Martinique.jpg
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGES

French (official) and Martiniquan Creole.

WHAT TO EAT

Colombo dishes (Colombo is a mix of French, West and East Indian spices), féroce d’avocat (avocado mixed with salted cod and cassava), grilled sea bream, poulet boucané (smoked chicken) and blanc-manger coco (a typical, gelatinous coconut dessert).

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Colombo spice blend to cook up your own curries, crafts created from calabash gourd shells, Bakoua hats (a typical straw hat of Martinique) and cane juice rum from the many distilleries (Habitation Clément, Depaz and Saint-James).

FUN FACT

Over 100 years ago, Mount Pelée erupted and devastated the town of Saint-Pierre. A criminal named Ludger Sylbaris was one of the only survivors, because he was in solitary confinement at the time. Sylbaris went on touring with a circus in the US as “the man who lived through Doomsday” and his cell is still a novel attraction you can visit in Saint-Pierre.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.