Located in the center of the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean is the island of Martinique. This French Island is an experience one never forgets. For those wanting the best of both worlds—the beach and mountains on their vacation are possible in Martinique.
A Little About Martinique
This small and unique Caribbean Island was created by volcanic ash from the highest mountain located there, Mount Pelée. That is why the northern beaches are covered with gorgeous black sand—a real sight to see. Martinique is a largely untouched island featuring beaches, mountains, volcanos, and lush rainforests.
The high season for traveling to Martinique is December to April. That is when the temperatures are a steady 70 to 85 degrees. Then in June, the rainy season starts, and the fall brings hurricane season.
Why Traveling to Martinique is Easy
Yes, traveling to Martinique is easy. Many fights go in and out of the island. And there are rental cars you can reserve to get around on the island. A small car is best, as the roads are narrow, and the wind can really pick up. Once you have your rental car and hotel accommodations, plan your trip, so you are getting around during the daytime. We suggest driving down the coast in the morning since the sights are absolutely stunning and the roads are not all lit at night!
Good News for those deciding to visit Martinique; the island is now easier than ever to visit in another way. They are open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Of course, you will need a negative PCR test within 72 hours, and there are a few other guidelines to follow. But overall, the experience has become much more simplified.
For an island experience that is not on everyone’s map but should be, traveling to Martinique is easy and pleasurable. So, plan to travel during season, book those flights, rentals, and accommodations, and get ready to be awestruck by what you have been missing out on in this beachy, mountainous vacation destination.
Oh, and be sure to visit Presqu'île de la Caravelle and climb to the top of the lighthouse. There you will find the perfect view of the entire island—perfect for that picture to post for those back home.
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