Coined as « the Flower Island », Martinique is an overseas region of France situated in the Lesser Antilles. With a land area of 700 sq miles (1128 sq km), it extends over approximately 49 miles (80 km) long and 18 miles (30 km) wide.
It is an island of volcanic origin whose picturesque reliefs offer spectacular views and magnificent white and black sand beaches. Martinique enjoys a tropical climate, which is characterised by its mild temperatures and excellent ventilation due to the trade winds. It is favourable all year through, and structured around two main seasons:
From December to April, it is the dry season, also called Lent; it is the high season and the most pleasant.
From May to November, it is the wet season; air is heavy and hot and some afternoons can be rainy.
The sun rises between 5 and 6 am, but it gets dark early as the sun sets between 5.30 and 6.30 pm.
The sea is warm, its temperature can reach up to 28°C/ 82°F during Summer time.
With nearly 3000 hours of sun per year, fine weather is almost guaranteed, and poor weather never lasts very long.
Martinique is proud of her cuisine, a genuine representation of its local culture: exotic, diversified and high in colours…
Have no hesitation, do taste the delicate and spicy flavours offered by our local chefs, and indulge yourself with a “ti punch” at “apéro” time.
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