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DESTINATIONS Martinique


www.martinique.org www.lamartinique.ca


US Office Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA 825 Third Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10022


Tel: 212-745-0969 Fax: 212-838-7855 info@martinique.org Canada Office


Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT 4000, rue St-Ambroise, bureau 265 Montreal, QC H4C 2C7, CANADA


Tel: 514-844-8566 Fax: 514-844-8901 catherine.morellon@lamartinique.ca


Martinique is a magical island, the “Flower of the Caribbean”.


Martinique is a journey into a blue world, blue for the cloudless sky but also for the inviting ocean which surrounds it.


Caribbean Challenge


Visit colonial fields or distilleries, be tempted by a blind test about the different rums of Martinique, or climb Mt. Pelée, the highest point in Martinique.


Did you know?


French and British rivalry over Martinique ended in 1763, when France recognized Britain’s possession of CANADA and withdrew its claims on Louisiana and parts of India in exchange for the island, which is now an overseas region of France.


Even the most demanding traveller will fall in love with Martinique’s fine beaches: Anse Michel, Cap Macré, Anse d’Arlet, les Salines.


The stark white sand unfurls into a rainbow of blue hues, from crystalline blue to deep sparkling turquoise.


There are countless activities to choose, from catamaran excursions to deep-sea fishing activities which take you on unforgettable trips. Adrenaline-junkies can feel the thrill of a lifetime with canoeing, jet-skiing, and water-skiing activities. For those who long to “ride the wave”, Martinique has much to offer; fly-surfers, wind-surfers and kite-


surfers will be astounded by the potential.


Underwater, there is even more to see than above; take a scuba-diving excursion to experience the wonders of the deep with its pristine corals and colourful fish.


But Martinique is also a place of magnificent landscapes, verdant parks and gardens – lush, fresh and vivid; these panoramas will leave none untouched by their beauty. The island’s tropical forest with its whispering leaves, enticing waterfalls and beautiful scents beyond imagining will delight all of your senses.


Hidden gem


Ajoupa-Bouillon, a small flower village is home to the impressive Gorges de la Falaise, mini-gorges of the river Falaise that more adventurous souls can climb to reach a cascade.


Size: 110 square miles Currency: Euro Dialing code: 011 596 Population: 400,000


Main city: Fort-de-France Language: French Local drink: Rum Dish of the Day: Salt cod fritters


Photos courtesy of Luc Olivier for Comité Martiniquais du Tourisme www.CaribbeanTravel.com 47


What’s Hot


Carnival in Fort-de-France offers five days of Saturday to Wednesday partying in February


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