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Know Before You Go...®

Martinique is an island with a strong French heritage. You'll see that influence in many things as you move about the island from the food to the architecture, and to the language the natives speak. Martinique is a typical Caribbean Island in that the atmosphere is casual, cheerful, and totally relaxed. There are activities like hiking and diving on the island for the sports enthusiasts and shopping and spa experiences for those of you that prefer a more leisurely stay. The accommodations on the island are plentiful and varied. You can stay in large resorts, cozy, tropical hotels, or elegant private villa rentals—the choice is yours.

Why Martinique?

  • St. Louis Cathederal - rebuilt six time on the same site
  • St. Pierre - a city destroyed by volcano in 1902Schoelcher Library
  • Touring the Green Belt by bike
  • Black and white sand beaches
  • Hiking Mont Pelee

Martinique Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

January
82 ° F
71 ° F
February
83 ° F
71 ° F
March
83 ° F
72 ° F
April
84 ° F
73 ° F
May
86 ° F
75 ° F
June
86 ° F
77 ° F
July
86 ° F
77 ° F
August
86 ° F
76 ° F
September
87 ° F
75 ° F
October
86 ° F
75 ° F
November
85 ° F
74 ° F
December
83 ° F
73 ° F

Average Rainfall

January
4.2 inches
February
2.8 inches
March
2.6 inches
April
3.1 inches
May
5.83 inches
June
7.1 inches
July
9.1 inches
August
9.2 inches
September
9.5 inches
October
8.5 inches
November
8.9 inches
December
5.4 inches

Transportation on Martinique

Getting to Martinique and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

Proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate or voter's registration card and photo ID) and return or ongoing ticket for U.S. citizens. Other countries must have a passport and/or visa and an ongoing or return ticket.

Airport

International LaMentin Airport.

Departure Tax

None except for charter flights.

Driving

On the right - a valid driver's license is required.

Martinique Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don't just stay in Martinique villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! At least one of the pair must reside on the island for 30 days to receive residency allowing them to apply for a license.Cost: NoneDocuments Required: Birth certificates, certificate of single status and medical certificates (blood test issued no longer

Know Before You Go...® - Martinique Travel Tips

Before making their way to Martinique villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Martinique even more relaxing.

Capital: Fort-de-France
Population: 436,131
Size: 1,100 sq km
Electric Current: 220
Time: 22:27 pm zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)
Official Language: French, Creole patois
Currency: euro (EUR)
Topography: mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano
Telephone: international: country code - 596