What you need to know about the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean
As thousands of holidaymakers pack their bags for a Christmas or New Year break in the Caribbean, the chikungunya virus that has spread like wildfire through the region and, to a lesser extent, other parts of the Amer...
Places in Martinique
Several roads head north from Fort-de-France. The most interesting sightseeing routes are the coastal road (N2) to St-Pierre and the Route de la Trace (N3), a truly scenic road that crosses the mountainous interior before hitting Morne Rouge and veering toward the northeast coast.
The southeastern corner of Martinique forms a magnificient peninsula which has plenty to set your heart aflutter: liberally sprinkled with grandiose bays, turquoise waters and superb beaches, it's a powerful fix for any beach addict. The southernmost town on Martinique, Ste-Anne has an attractive seaside setting with painted wooden houses and numerous trinket shops.