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About the island

Martinique is the second largest island of the French Antilles by area. Approximately half of the island is covered by tropical forest, much of the rest of the island has luxurious plantations of bananas , pineapples and sugar cane.Visitors can explore picturesque fishing villages and bustling market towns rich with the Creole sites, sounds, smells and flavors that make the island so memorable.Fringed by a beautiful sandy coastline, Martinique offers an endless number of excursions to escape all sign of civilization.Martinique, however, is not only an island for nature lovers. The island’s history, culture and people combine with its’ natural beauty to make the “Island of Flowers“ a unique place to visit.

Beaches of Martinique

Beaches of Martinique

Geography and orientation

Geography and orientation

The nature

The nature

History of the island

History of the island

Culture, traditions and crafts

Culture, traditions and crafts

Gommiers and yoles

gommier and yoles, traditional sport in martinique

Economy and gouvernment

Economy and gouvernment

Cuisine

Cuisine of Martinique

Rum

rum of Martinique
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