Introducing Southern Martinique
Martinique’s south has by far the best beaches on the island and is definitely the center of gravity for tourism. Those looking for a straightforward beach holiday should head to Ste-Anne’s beaches, which are probably the best on the island. But those who have their own transportation should consider basing themselves in Diamant, which has several good beaches within easy driving distance.
The largest concentration of places to stay is in the greater Trois-Îlets area, which encompasses the busy resort town of Pointe du Bout and the smaller, less visibly touristy villages of Grande Anse and Anse d’Arlet.
The interior of the island’s southern half is largely a mix of agricultural land and residential areas. Lamentin, the site of the international airport, is Martinique’s second-largest city but, like other interior cities and towns, has little to interest tourists.