Martinique Vacation Information:
Of all the French territories in the Caribbean, Martinique is the most French. Martinique's capital city is Fort-de-France and the population in Martinique reaches 402,000 people.
Martinique offers picture perfect beaches, swimmers will love the lagoon feel of the clear water of the beaches, where they can safely swim knowing the beaches are protected by coral reef barriers. Visitors can also enjoy a number of sports and outdoor activities such as mountain biking and mountain hiking, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, surfing, waters skiing, jet skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and yachting.
The climate of Martinique is mild, average temperatures go from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius, in the mountains is much cooler. Rain falls in Martinique frequently but for short periods of time. The rainy season starts in late August to November and the hottest months are April to September.
Martinique offers visitors an unforgettable entertainment experience, many cultural events and a vibrant night life will keep you entertained when you are not at the beach. Popular in Martinique are celebrations of patron-saints, which are held in every town throughout the course of the year. As far as nightclubs, bars, lounges, hotel events, and casinos, most of them are located in the capital Fort-de-France. Some of the nightspots available in Fort-de-France are La Croisiere, Le Club, Le Milk, Le Terminal, Le Negresco, Little Havana, Crazy Night and more.
Martinique Year Round Temperatures
- Capital: Fort-de-France
- Currency: Euro
- Driver's License: A driving license from your country is valid in Martinique
- Entry Requirements: A valid passport is required. Return or onward ticket required.
- Time Zone: UTC-4
- Land size: 1,128 km2
- Language: French, Creole patois
- National Airlines: none
- Population: 402,000
- Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%
- Requirred Vaccines: none
- Tourist Season: April through September
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: Travel Report of Martinique