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Martinique is a French Overseas Department Island in the Caribbean sea.

Martinique is part of the Lesser Antilles and located in the Leeward Islands in the southern Caribbean Sea - north of Trinidad and Tobago. View Map.

It's culture reflects a mix of French and West Indian Influences. Its largest town is its capital Fort-de-France featuring La Savane, a garden adjoining narrow alley shops and bistros.

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Top 10 Things Random Order
1.Visit Fort-de-France2.Kitesurf at Point du Bout3. Mont Pelée 4.Musée de la Pagerie5.Les Salines Beach (view more beaches below) 6.Catamaran Tours with Kata Mambo 7.La Savane park (La Savane des Esclaves) 8.Balata Gardens (Le Jardin de Balata) 9.Saint-Louis Cathedral 10. Saint-Pierre
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There's so much to do and see in Martinique. But before we focus on the most important activity everyone's talking about. Kitesurfing or foiling, What is foiling? In essence it's flight over water while standing on a board (or sitting in a boat for sailing). The shaft attached below the board or boat propels them above the water creating a minimum water-resistance glide above the surface. Experience that magic in Martinique at Baz'Notik, located at Hotel Carayou in La Pointe du Bout, Les Trois-Ilets.

For those more interested in chilling in luxury, and viewing dolphins and other parts of the island go on a catamaran tour, there are many tour operators to choose from.

After a fun day at sea one needs sustenance. Close to the marina at Pointe du Bout you'll find the Village Creole consisting of fashion boutiques, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours.

Enjoy your stay!

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National Anthem

"La Marseillaise"


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Fun Facts Martinique
Nationality
French
Size
1,128 sq km (436 sq miles)
Population
386,486
Languages
French
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Government
Overseas department of France
Time Zone
UTC-4
Drives on the
Right
Calling Code
+596
Coordinates
16.2650 deg N, 61.5510 deg W

14.40 deg N, 61 deg W

Capital
Fort-de-France
Banks
Banque Francais Commerciale, Banque des Antilles Francaise, BNP Martinique, Banque Nationale de Paris Martinique, Caisse d'Epargne, Credit Martiniquais
Agriculture & Export of Goods & Services
Sugarcane, bananas, coffea, pineapple, eggplants, avocados, yams, citrus fruit, cassava, sweet potatoes and exotic flowers.
Geography
North:
Mountainous, four ensembles of pitons (volcanoes) and mornes (mountains). Piton Conil, extreme North, dominates the Dominica Channel, Mont Pelée an active volcano, the Morne Jacob and the Pitons du Carbet are two of five extinct volcanoes now covered with rainforest at the Bay of Fort de France at 1,196 metres (3,924 ft). Mont Pelée's volcanic ash has created gray and black sand beaches in the north in contrast to to the white sands of Les Salines in the south.

South
The south with its beaches is easier to travel and thus receives most of the tourist trafic.

Religion
Roman Catholic 90%, Hindu 5% and 5% of other regiligions.
Top Martinique Beaches

The most popular beaches are Pointe de Bout, Diamant, St. Luce, the department of St. Anne and Les Salines.

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Trust us when we tell you to only bring summer clothing. Perhaps bring a sweater along for the flights here and back. Except of course if the return flight is for Minnesota in the winter, then by all means bring what you can. Anything bamboo is advisable, cooler than cotton and wrinkle free.

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