CapitalFort-De-France AirportLamentinSize40 miles long, 20 miles wide CurrencyEuro (£1 = 1.24 Euros)Population414,515 Average temperature22 to 30 degrees on the coast, a couple of degrees cooler inland. Humidity is highest in September and lowest in April.
Aside from the south-coast beaches such as Grande Anse des Salines and Les Salines, and the snorkelling/diving along the coral reef between St-Pierre and Le Precheur, the island’s rainforest provides fantastic walking trails. The slopes of Mont Pelee also shelter fine botanical gardens; elsewhere, banana, sugar cane and pineapple plantations abound. In the former capital St-Pierre – once ‘Petit Paris’ of the Caribbean until Mont Pelee covered it in lava in 1902 – an excellent Musee Volcanologique documents life before the eruption and remains from the disaster itself. For sport lovers, Trois-Ilets has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Henry Trent Jones, while the Parc Naturel Regional offers island bike tours. Finally, Fort-de-France, now the island’s main town, has a bustling centre with superb waterfront shops and cafes, a burgeoning night-life, and the impressive For St-Louis.
Well maintained and patrolled, roads in Martinique present few problems, although those in the north are fairly narrow and winding, and the approaches to Fort-de-France, and the city itself, can be very busy at weekends and during rush-hour. Distances are never great, and road surfaces are good, so getting about is easy. Taxis are readily available for short distances, but car-hire is the best option for exploring all the island has to offer.
There are flights to Martinique with Air France and KLM, both via Paris. The flight time from London to Paris is approximately one hour; from Paris to Martinique is approximately 8 hours.
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