Sailing Martinique Holiday
Sailing Martinique is an excellent option for cruise lovers to the north to Dominica and Guadalupe and south to the Grenadines. Le Marin, the biggest town in the Martinique, is the largest and most important nautical base in the south of the Antilles and thanks to its conformation it has become one of the main tourist ports in the Caribbean, where a large number of sailboats and catamarans are moored. Le Marin until a few years ago was only a natural and wild shelter frequented by local fishermen, today thanks to tourism, it has become the largest infrastructure for pleasure boating, which guarantees all services and technical assistance as well as shipbuilding. An excellent road network allows you to reach both Le Lamentin Airport and Fort-de-France Bay in 30 minutes. Traditionally known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean” or the island of flowers, Martinique has had different colonizers. It is nicknamed the Treasure Island for its great beauty, with summers that last all year and with a very transparent warm blue sea. On the other hand, the island, with a sweet French accent, has been a crossroads for cultural exchanges with different influences that have contributed to shaping its history and cultural heritage. Port de France is the administrative, cultural and commercial capital of La Martinica. The most interesting places are the Savane Park, the St. Louis Cathedral market and the Schoelcher Library. In the town of Bourg du Marin there are many shops, pharmacies, banks, souvenir shops and of course there are restaurants where you can taste local specialties. The town also has some very important historical assets such as its 17th century church which is the oldest in Martinique. Martinique is rich and ideal for any type of marine activity. The island also has many sailing events throughout the year such as the Yole Boat Race in August, the Nautical Week of Schoelcher in February, and the Transcaraïbe des Passionnés boat race held in March and various other events. The best time to sailing Martinique is the months of January, February and March. The sailing season goes from December to May. In the Caribbean waters, you must be careful because of coral reefs. This island has become a top sailing destination in the Caribbean. During the high tourism season, generally, everything in the Caribbean is more expensive. It’s better to avoid crowds and save money if you take your charter during the low season which falls in the summer months. This sunny volcanic island, partially inhibited by dense rainforest, is one of the destinations preferred by the French. Spending a holiday in Martinique is synonymous with enjoyment, of paradisiacal beaches of crystalline waters and fine sand, as well as landscapes in which the imposing cliffs of Salines and Arelt contrast with the greenery of tropical forests and coastal areas, making it a destination of the most complete. Lovers of wild nature will not resist the charm of the black sand of the beaches of the cliffs of Céron and Couleuvre, located on the slopes of Mount Pelée. On the other hand, sports travelers will be able to test their physical endurance by enjoying from one of the many trekking routes through the Pitons du Carbet (Carbet Mountains) and near the great volcano, crossing the beautiful landscapes of the island-dotted with jungles, exotic flowers and beautiful waterfalls that year after year attract thousands of visitors from every corner of the planet. Despite its exotic beaches and wide cultural heritage, Martinique is also a destination where culture and tradition are very present. It’s delicious rum, next to the old houses and colonial buildings, going through the almost unknown tradition of the Bélé, its party nights in which devilish rhythms are danced, its typical sports, its colorful markets, the great seafaring tradition that characterizes the island, a sublime gastronomy that accompanies almost all its celebrations and the great conviviality that reigns among its inhabitants, are compelling arguments to opt for a trip to this incredible place. However, despite these paradisiacal beaches, the true essence of Martinique is concentrated in the towns and cities of the north of the island. The North of Martinique offers a wide range of possibilities. The Carnival, the most important party in Martinique, takes place. During this one, different parades and dance, beauty or costume contests are organized in all the towns of the island. This is by far the most festive year period of the Martinique calendar. On the island, there is also space for those in search of culture, thanks to the rich literary and musical tradition of this land. Let our people guide you to its discovery, with a tailor-made tour or a cabin charter sailing Martinique cruise. You will not be disappointed.