Martinique is a beguiling mix of spectacular beaches, majestic mountains, tropical gardens, and interesting history that is distinctly French. The capital and largest city is Fort-de-France. At the city's museums, you may learn about the island's pre-Columbian and colonial history as well as architectural features.
Visit Saint-Pierre for a poignant reminder of nature's power. The 1902 eruption of Mount Pelée completely destroyed this city, which was built among the ruins of Martinique's ancient capital. The rising top of the volcano serves as a harsh backdrop to the neighboring cities and beaches.
Diving, snorkeling, and hiking the large system of trails, past waterfalls and lush landscapes, are among the more energetic activities to do in Martinique. Many tourists, on the other hand, come to enjoy the beautiful beaches, superb French and Creole food, and a delightful taste of France in the tropics.
Read our list of the top tourist attractions in Martinique for suggestions on where to go on this charming island.