Why Fort-de-France, Martinique
You The very first place I ever visited outside of my home country of Jamaica is Fort-de-France, Martinique. I was 15 at the time and a French Exchange student. Needless to say I was bitten by the travel bug. The island is unique and has many charms as well as beaches. I’ve returned since, a few years back, and still love it. You should visit too.
Where is Fort-de-France, Martinique?
Fort-de-France is the capital of the French Caribbean island Martinique. They are still a French territory. As a matter of fact, flights from Paris to Martinique are domestic flights departing from Paris-Orly (ORY). They are located between Dominica on the north and St. Lucia on the south.
How To Get Here
Norwegian Sir Shuttle recently launched service to this Caribbean island so its now accessible with nonstop service from Boston, Baltimore and New York Area. The closest airport is the Fort de France International Airport (FDF). Previously Air France was the dominant carrier with a multi-stop service from Miami, FL (MIA).
The following airlines has service to Fort-de-France:
Aeroland Airways (3S), Air Canada (AC), Air Caraibes (TX), Air France (AF), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Condor (DE), Corsair International (SS), Liat (LI), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) and XL Airways France (SE).
You can rent cars once you get to the island of course. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are many places to stay in Martinique, after all its a tropical island. You can go from a boutique hotel to a resort. I stayed at the Hotel Bakoua and loved it.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
The local food has a French creole flavor as well as a French influence and also a Caribbean influence; plus the items are fresh. Many great places to eat in different areas of the country.
What To Do
Martinique has many beaches to explore. You can even go hiking up the mountains or play golf on the plains.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tours offered by Viator.
Language: French Creole