Unveiling Martinique: The “Island of Flowers”

If you’re looking to book a Caribbean getaway, you’re in luck—Martinique is more accessible than ever. Starting December 16, Air Canada will be operating a new weekly non-stop flight departing from Toronto!

Nestled in the heart of the eastern Caribbean Sea, Martinique stands out as perhaps the most breathtaking island in the Lesser Antilles, blending the allure of a tropical paradise with a touch of French flavour. Enchanting visitors with its pristine white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, and cultural heritage, Martinique paints an irresistible tapestry of natural beauty and historical richness we believe everyone should witness.

Schœlcher Library in Fort-de-France, Martinique_Credit CMT


Martinique’s bustling bastion, where colonial architecture meets the verdant greenery the destination is so beloved for. Only a short jaunt from the airport, Fort-De-France also boasts two cruise ports, making it eminently accessible. The cuisine and heritage of the island come alive in this spirited capital, its streets filled with museums, galleries, markets, distilleries, beachside bistros, and so much more. Some of the island’s finest resorts can be found here, including the Poseidon Caraibes, Pelican, and Le Simon.

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Les Trois-Ilets

A charming town on the Southwestern end of Martinique, Les Trois-Ilets is renowned for its seaside resorts, as well as being the birthplace of the French Empress Joséphine Bonaparte. Less than a half hour from the airport, you’ll find a wonderful wealth of activities at Village Creole, with shopping, restaurants, marinas, and museums all within walking distance. This scenic, coastal area claims stunning properties like Hotel Bakoua, La Suite Villa, and La Pagerie Tropical Garden, among many others.

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Le Diamant

Directly south of Les Trois-Ilets, you will find Le Diamant, which derives its name from the majestic basalt formation that rises dramatically from the azure waves just offshore. This wonderfully green region has a pleasant micro-climate and is famous for its white sand beaches and scuba diving excursions. It includes the towns of Les Anses-D’Arlet and Le Diamant and features hotels such as Eden Roc Villas, Diamant Les Bains, and Domaine de la Palmeraie.


Le Marin

Nestled between Sainte-Luce and Sainte-Anne on the Southern coast of Martinique, Le Marin’s beautiful golden beaches have endeared it to travellers. As one might expect from its name, Le Marin boasts one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean, making it a desirable launch point for all manner of aquatic and sailing adventures. Lovers of coastal landscapes will find much to appreciate here, just 45 minutes from the airport.

Sable Bleu Boutique Hotel Premium Room

In the heart of the largest marina

The new sophisticated Sable Bleu Boutique Hotel has officially opened its doors. This intimate 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Le Marin, the largest marina in the Lesser Antilles, offers 16 elegant, modern and functional rooms. The decoration emphasises noble materials and gives pride of place to works of art by local and Caribbean artists.

Strategically located opposite the marina, the address is suitable for passing boaters and cruise passengers as well as land-based visitors. Sable Bleu is also close to the long beaches of white sand, located nearby.


Practical information

Martinique is a very safe destination with modern, well-maintained infrastructure. Travellers with disabilities will find ample reserved parking spaces and accessible restrooms. The travel agency Martinique Access’île specialises in organising stays for people with disabilities, offering customised excursions, equipment rentals, and transportation.

While the primary languages in Martinique are French and Creole, English is also spoken, especially in tourist areas. With new direct flights from Toronto, it’s easier than ever to plan a dream vacation in Martinique.

Visit martiniquepro.org/ to learn and find more recommended activities and accommodations for every type of traveller.