Martinique or the so-called Madinina, Island of Flowers by the locals, is a wonderful French-Carribean mountainous island blessed with a plethora of spectacular white sandy beaches, an abundance of colorful blooms on the hillsides, crystal-clear waters protected by coral reef barriers, beautiful gardens and plantations as well as a variety of ecotourism activities, including inexpensive guided hikes, exceptional canoeing sites, exceptional routes and fantastic trails. Martinique waters offer warm temperatures (80 to 86°F), whatever the depth is an array of colors, exceptional visibility and calm conditions. The variety of colors comes from the corals, sponges, gorgona, anemone and the numerous small Caribbean fish. They all twirl all around the diver, giving him/her an explosive show of color!
Martinique offers many sports and activities that will delight both adults and children. From mountain trails to scenic beaches and unique adventure parks, you can hike, ride, slide, fish, sail, swim, work out—or just work on your tan—when you make Martinique the destination for your vacation. An overview of the multitude of sports that vacationers can enjoy in Martinique includes: golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, flying, quad and buggy racing, fishing, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and yachting. There are many cultural celebrations throughout the year in Martinique. Particularly popular are the patron-saint celebrations, which are held in every Martinique town over the course of the year. These are occasions for games, performances, events, tradition and folklore. As a general rule, the highlight of these celebrations is over the weekend.