With its capital Fort-de-France, this lush, beachy isle may be in the Caribbean, but it's a département of la belle France -- meaning a delicious cultural and culinary mix of Gallic and tropical.

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Martinique, c´est magnifique!

  David Stanley One of the four islands of the Antilles Françaises, with around 370,000 inhabitants, Martinique was settled by the French beginning in 1635 and today is an overseas département (meaning an integral part) of France. It’s packed with a vibrant blend of French and West Indian cultures; stunning landscapes, nature, and beaches; rich historical sites; fantastic rum; and a chill, laid back vibe. I visited here around 15 years ago and still remember it fondly and fairly vividly.…

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Shout-out for Martinique in 'Best Caribbean Shopping Off the Beaten Path'

Why in the world should you settle for all those cheesy malls and resort gift shops, the cruise-terminal complexes and hyper- commercialized downtowns clogged with cookie-cutter perfume, watch, and T-shirt shops? If you know where to look, it’s still possible to find unique local products, atmosphere, or both. There are of course various straw markets and crafts centers on various islands, of course, but here are just a few of the other favorites I’ve come across in my years covering the…

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Martinique is on iPhone

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  • Here´s a nice little look at Martinique from Travel Noire: https://travelnoire.com/caribbean-island-martinique-culture
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  • I´m a big UNESCO World Heritage geek, and I see that on the list of new inscriptions for 2023 unveiled last month Martinique received the distinction of being home to the Caribbean´s sixth UNESCO World Heritage Site: the volcanoes and forests of Mount Pelée (frankly I´d thought this was already on the list) and the Pitons of northern Martinique - see why: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1657/
    Volcanoes and Forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of Northern Martinique
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  • I remember chef Guy Ferdinand - widely known as "Chef Hot Pants" for his flamboyant dress and persona - from a years-ago visit here, and now I read that he and his team have opened a the Caribbean's newest hotel MadiCreoles, in the north-coast town of Le Carbet. Looks wonderful! Something to look forward to on my next trip: https://www.caribjournal.com/2023/01/03/caribbean-beach-hotel-marti...
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  • A great guide to some of Martinique's top beaches, oh lá á! https://travelfrancebucketlist.com/best-beaches-in-martinique/
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  • Martinique gets a recent Tripatini blog shout-out in Best Caribbean Shopping off the Beaten Path, Part 1!
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