Mar­tinique

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Mar­tinique is a very dense and rich mix­ture of land­scapes, cul­tures, ac­tiv­i­ties. Spend your day surf­ing on the dif­fer­ent spots, or at the wa­ter’s edge on the beau­ti­ful beaches of white, grey, golden sand and turquoise wa­ter. Ex­plore the amaz­ing un­der­wa­ter wildlife dur­ing dive ex­cur­sions. En­ter the trop­i­cal for­est and climb the Mount Pelée. Wit­ness ma­jor cul­tural event of fete such as the Car­ni­val in Fe­bru­ary or the unique “Tour des Yoles” in July. Some of the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties you can ex­pe­ri­ence on this lit­tle piece of par­adise. The ex­tent of Mar­tinique’s food cul­ture is im­pres­sive, and one of the best as­sets of the is­land. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from many cul­tures, you will be able to sam­ple not only lo­cal cui­sine but also dishes in­spired by coun­tries from all over the world (South Amer­ica, Asia, Africa, France) and re­vis­ited like you’ve never seen be­fore. And then there’s Mar­tinique’s fa­mous rum. It will not take long for you to fall in love with this amaz­ing is­land.

FAST FACTS

Mar­tinique is a French Caribbean is­land.

The of­fi­cial lan­guage is French

The is­land mea­sures 1,100 squares miles.

Tem­per­a­ture bal­ance be­tween 25°C and 30°C all year long.

The cur­rency is the euro.

The pop­u­la­tion of Mar­tinique is 403 000.

The main city is Fort de France.

The lo­cal tip­ple? Try a sor­bet coco.

KEY EVENT

Mar­tinique comes alive with the rhythm of pa­rades dur­ing Car­ni­val – March,2019.

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