The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is also known as the Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, the Birthplace of coffee in the New World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – Martinique ranks among the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world.
As an overseas region of France, Martinique boasts modern and reliable infrastructure – roads, water and power utilities, hospitals, and telecommunications, services all on par with any other part of the European Union. At the same time, Martinique’s beautifully unspoiled beaches, volcanic peaks, rain forests, 80+ miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, streams, and other natural wonders are unparalleled in the Caribbean, so visitors here truly get the best of both worlds.
The currency is the Euro, the flag and the official language are French, but Martinique’s character, cuisine, musical heritage, art, culture, common language, and identity are of a distinctly Afro-Caribbean inclination known as Creole. It is this special combination of modern world conveniences, pristine nature, and rich heritage that has earned for Martinique several notable distinctions in recent years. Hot off the press: Martinique named the world’s top emerging destination by TripAdvisor for 2021, Martinique traditional Yole Boat recently among the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in 2020, Martinique has earned Silver honors in Travel Weekly’s 2020 Magellan Awards as an Art & Culture Caribbean Destination. In December 2019 and for the second year in a row, Martinique was named “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” by the Caribbean Journal. The island was also recognized by OprahMag.com and in first place in their list of “The 19 Best Winter Getaways.” Martinique was also featured in the Caribbean Journal’s Best Caribbean Islands to visit in 2019. Martinique has also been featured in Travel + Leisure and the New York Time’s “52 Places to go in 2018.”
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF MARTINIQUE
Awarded as the safest destination in Caribbean by the Caribbean Quality Index, Martinique has increased its visibility among international travelers.
The island of flower is ranked # 1 in the prestigious “Emerging destinations” category of Travelers’ “Choice ® Best of the Best awards” for destinations on TripAdvisor for 2021.
(Emerging Destinations list is based on spots around the world that millions of travellers are saving on TripAdvisor)
The first recognition has been made in early 2021, Martinique has officially been included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List the traditional Yole sailboat of the island.
Yole boats are constructed with painstaking detail in the grand tradition of Martinican fishing vessels initially developed by local craftsmen in the 40’s. The boats are the centerpiece of the Tour des Yoles Rondes, the race that is a highlight of the annual Martinican social calendar
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Air France
- Air Belgium
- Air Caraïbes
- Air Antilles
- Aéroport International Martinique Aimé Césaire
- Habitation Clément / Groupe GBH
- Club Med
- Karibea Hotels & Residence
- Bambou Hotel
- Fregate Bleue
- Deep turtle plongée
- ABC Dive
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