Top things to do in Northern Martinique

Top Choice Gardens in Northern Martinique

Jardin de Balata

Just 10km outside of Fort-de-France, this mature botanical garden in a rainforest setting is one of Martinique’s best attractions and it will please anyone with even a passing interest in botany. The hour-long walk …
Top Choice French in Presqu’île de Caravelle

La Table de Mamy Nounou

This much-lauded restaurant at the Hôtel Restaurant Caravelle is a winner, thanks to its breezy veranda with lovely sea views, sophisticated mains and wonderful homemade desserts. Stand-out dishes might include gren…
Top Choice International in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Cocoa Beach Cafe

This fantastic addition to the eating options in Tartane has a wonderfully eclectic menu that draws together cuisines from around the world, all right on the gorgeous beach at Anse l'Etang. Dishes include Balinese-s…
Top Choice French in St-Pierre

1643

This delightful restaurant is in the same historic property as the Hotel de l'Anse, even though it's separately run. The name refers to the year in which the Habitation Anse Latouche was founded, and 1643 is the bes…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre

Le Fromager

What's not to love at this superb-value lunchtime-only place, with its incredible sea views from the mountainside overlooking St-Pierre? The welcome is warm and the Creole cooking in the kitchen is both wonderful an…
Top Choice Creole in St-Pierre

Le Guérin

There's no contest about the most popular lunch spot in town, upstairs within the old market – there can be a wait during the lunch rush, but with some of the best acras and boudin créole (blood sausage) on Martiniq…
Ruins in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Château Dubuc

The ruins of this 17th-century estate are set almost at the end of the peninsula and are a haunting and atmospheric sight. The master of the estate apparently gained notoriety by using a lantern to lure ships into w…
Zoo in St-Pierre

Zoo de Martinique

This former botanical garden on the southern outskirts of St-Pierre has undergone an impressive transformation and is now an excellent privately run zoo. Set within the ruins of a sugar mill dating from the 18th cen…
Museum in St-Pierre

Centre de Découverte des Sciences de la Terre

Just 1.5km north of town, the earth-science museum looks like a big white box set on top of some columns. It hosts a permanent exhibit on Mont Pelée, in French. Documentaries are screened all day long, but the one t…
Nature Reserve in Northern Martinique

Domaine de l'Émeraude

This wonderful natural reserve has been curated with exhibits and labeling to allow visitors to get the most out of its many trails, making it a slice of wild nature with great learning possibilities. Give yourself …