Make It Your Own! - Martinique

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Make It Your Own! - Martinique

Make It Your Own!

About Martinique

The Caribbean island with French flair,

The Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of

the World, The Isle of the Famed Poet

(Aimé Césaire) – by any one of its many

names Martinique remains one of the

most alluring and enchanting destinations

in the world. Named “Best Gourmet

Island of the Year” in 2008 and

2009 by Caribbean World Magazine,

Martinique is an overseas region of

France that stirs the passions with distinctive

culinary delights, awe-inspiring

natural beauty, a rich cultural history,

warm smiles and so much more. Napoleon’s

bride, Empress Josephine,

was born and raised here. Majestic

Mount. Pelée and the Pompeii of the

Caribbean, St. Pierre, is found here.

The finest French products, from Chanel

fashions to Limoges porcelain, are

readily available here. La Route des

Rhums, a tour of the world’s finest rum

distilleries based on France’s famed

Route des Vins, is offered here. A special

place, to be sure, with so much to

offer – Martinique c’est magnifique!

© Martinique Promotion Bureau-CMT Americas


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Though small in size (685 square miles), Martinique boasts a

whole world of natural wonders, making it one of the Caribbean’s

top eco destinations. So bountiful are the island’s ecotourism

offerings, in fact, that Caribbean World Magazine has named

Martinique “Best Eco Island of the Year 2006.” Two-thirds of

Martinique is designated as protected park land, affording

visitors to the island a wide range of nature-themed vacation

adventures from north to south.

Martinique features more than 90 dive sites, no two exactly alike,

all you need to spice up your undersea adventures! Dive conditions

in Martinique remain pleasant year-round. Water temperatures

range between 80- and 86-degrees Fahrenheit with

excellent visibility and abundant sea life. Enjoy the convenience

of the Madinina Pass, an innovative program that provides divers

with the freedom to dive virtually anywhere in Martinique for

one low price. For more information on the Madinina Pass, visit

www.plongezenmartinique.com.

© Antoine Omère, Jérôme Fayon, Patrick Bennett,

Luc Olivier, Henry Salomon

In Martinique, love is always

in the air! The island combines

the legendary romance

of Paris with the allure of the

tropics and creates the ultimate

honeymoon paradise.

It is little wonder, then, that

one of the world’s greatest

love stories, that of Napoleon

and Josephine, has roots in

Martinique.

With its extraordinary natural

beauty and rich cultural traditions,

and world-renowned

culinary treasures, Martinique

is a perfect choice for

honeymooners. From chic

boutique and swanky hotels

to historic manors and upscale

resorts, la Martinique

c’est romantique!

Martinique is indeed a call

to remember. Passengers

arrive in the capital city of

Fort-de-France located on

the second largest bay in

the world. Fort-de-France

recently underwent major

refurbishing and cruise visitors

may now enjoy strolling

the Malecon, the new waterfront

promenade, shop

at La Cour Perrinon, the

new mall full of lovely boutiques

offering the latest

buys from Paris and Martinique

or simply enjoy one of

the many restaurants or terraces

de café that recently

opened downtown. The City

Stewarts are everywhere to

be found to assist visitors.

Martinique boasts a vibrant

and eclectic culinary scene

with local and international

chefs elevating gastronomy

to an art form. Traditional

French cuisine is widely

available throughout the island

and rivals that found in

Paris, but what really sets

Martinique apart is its Creole

flair. A sublime blend

of African, Indian, European

and Caribbean flavors,

Martinique’s Creole culinary

creations keep visitors coming

back again and again.


SAINT-PIERRE

Villa Saint-Pierre ***

9 rooms

Contact: hotel-villastpierre@orange.fr

MARTINIQUE HOTELS:

US INDUSTRY’S PICKS

SCHOELCHER

La Batelière Hotel ****

198 rooms

Contact: y.ricci@hotelbateliere.com

FORT-DE-FRANCE

Impératrice Hotel***

22 guestrooms

Contact: hotel.limperatrice@

wanadoo.fr

GRAND RIVIERE

PRECHEUR

SAINT PIERRE

MACOUBA

BASSE POINTE

AJOUPA-BOUILLON

LORRAIN

MARIGOT

Montagne Pelée

MORNE ROUGE

SAINT MARIE

TARTANE

MORNE DES ESSES

TRINITE

FOND-SAINT-DENIS

LE VAUCLIN

Cap Macabou hotel ***

44 rooms and 4 suites

Contact: direction@capmacabou.com

CARBET

BELLEFONTAINE

MORNE-VERT

SAINT-JOSEPH

GROS-MORNE

VERT PRE

ROBERT

SAINTE-LUCE

Karibéa Sainte-Luce Resort ***

3 hotels onsite - access to the

beach- 300 rooms

Contact: yoveronique@karibea.com

Pierre et Vacances Village de

Sainte-Luce ***

337 apartments from studio to duplex

Contact: odelor@pierre-vacances.fr

CASE-PILOTE

SCHŒLCHER

LAMENTIN

FRANÇOIS

FORT-DE-FRANCE

DUCOS

SAINT-ESPRIT

TROIS ILETS

VAUCLIN

RIVIÉRE SALEE

FRANÇOIS

ANSES D’ARLET

DIAMANT

RIVIÉRE PILOTE

MARIN

Relais et Chateaux Cap Est

Lagoon Resort and Spa*****

50 suites

Contact : svdk@capest.com

Plein Soleil hotel***

16 rooms

Contact : pleinsoleil1@wanadoo.fr

SAINTE-ANNE

Club Med Buccaneers’ Creek

and Spa****

338 rooms

Contact: james.killen@clubmed.com

Rocher du Diamant

SAINTE-LUCE

SAINT-ANNE

TROIS-ILETS

MGallery Bakoua Hotel ****

139 rooms and suites

Contact: Sylvie.mirete@accor.com

La Suite Villa Hotel

6 suites and 9 private villas

Contact : yanick@la-suite-villa.com

Carayou Hotel & Spa ***

201 rooms

Contact: direction@hotel-carayou.com

TARTANE

Karibéa Baie du Galion Resort***

178 rooms

Contact: yoveronique@karibea.com

TRINITE

Domaine Saint Aubin ***

30 rooms and 6 suites

Contact: ledomainesaintaubin@ool.fr

a call to remember!

Scheduled for 2011 : Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises,

Holland America, Princess Cruises, Star Clippers

Aimé Césaire International airport

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