"Martinique des anses aux mornes (bays to hills)" Top 5 Page for this destination Martinique by XenoHumph

Martinique Travel Guide: 124 reviews and 352 photos

From the South...

The South has the most famous beaches, is drier and less mountaineous than the North.

...to the North

The northern part of the island is more mountainous and rainy. Its history is dominated by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée which destroyed Saint Pierre in 1902.

Location of Martinique

Martinique is located in the lesser Caribbean (Petites Antilles in French). It belongs to France. It has a tropical humid weather which is quite pleasant throughout the year, especially on the hills (mornes) where a breeze is always felt.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sea & mountain, beach & hiking, beautiful tropical island
  • Cons:Narrow twisty steep roads
  • Last visit to Martinique: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated Feb 25, 2011
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Fine photos of this beautiful island. I didn't know they had such a devastating volcano eruption in 1902. (Too bad it was so foggy when you climbed the volcano.)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Started reading and realised you hadn't finished this page. Love what I've read so far - can you let me know when you're done please!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    Excellent page!! Very well written with excellent observations and your photos are all superb!! Your trip there was very comprehensive and I enjoyed reading this page!

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Wow, I'm dreaming about going there now :-)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Nice page. I´d like to climb that vulcano.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    You have a wonderful page here! Thanks for your presentation! ><><><

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Que magnifique! That certainly beats the Oregon Coast this time of year!!!!

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