Nestled away at Martinique's most northern point, Grand-Rivière is an isolated and unspoiled fishing village full of 19th-century buildings with a gorgeous position beneath coastal cliffs covered in jungle. Mont Pelée forms a rugged backdrop to the south, while there’s a fine view of neighboring Dominica to the north and black-sand beaches on either side. This is Martinique at its wildest and most remote.
The main road dead-ends at the sea, where there’s a fish market and rows of brightly colored fishing boats in the small harbor. There's little to do here and the town has certainly seen better days, but it's the starting place for the immensely scenic hike along the northwest side of Mont Pelée all the way to Le Prêcheur, and it's also a very worthwhile day trip for a good lunch and some dramatic scenery.