Top ChoiceGardens in Northern Martinique

Jardin de Balata

Just 10km north of Fort-de-France, this mature botanical garden in a rainforest setting is one of Martinique’s top attractions and will please anyone with even a passing interest in the island's plant life. The...

Top ChoiceInternational in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Cocoa Beach Cafe

Jérémie and his cooks offer a wonderfully eclectic Asian-Créole fusion menu to a young crowd right on the gorgeous beach at Anse l'Etang. Dishes include Balinese-style chicken, Tahitian-style raw fish, bò bun of...

Top ChoiceFrench in Presqu’île de Caravelle

La Table de Mamy Nounou

This lauded restaurant at the Hôtel Restaurant Caravelle is a winner, thanks to its sophisticated mains, wonderful homemade desserts and breezy veranda with lovely sea views. Standout dishes might include...

Top ChoiceFrench in St-Pierre

1643

The best place in St-Pierre for an extravagant gastronomic experience, this delightful restaurant is in the same historic property as the Hotel de l'Anse, though it's separately run. The name refers to the year...

Top ChoiceCreole in St-Pierre

Le Fromager

What's not to love at this superb-value lunch-only place with incredible sea views from the mountainside overlooking St-Pierre? The welcome is warm and the Creole cooking is both wonderful and authentic. On...

Top ChoiceCreole in St-Pierre

Le Guérin

Upstairs within the old market, this is the most popular lunch spot in town – no contest. There can be a wait during the rush, but with some of the best acras (fish, seafood or vegetable tempura) and boudin...

Top ChoiceBeach in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Anse l'Etang

This palm-fringed beach with coarse golden sand and lots of shade is one of Martinique’s most appealing strands. It's not altogether suitable for swimming, though, because the waters are rough, with lots of wave...

Zoo in St-Pierre

Zoo de Martinique

One of northern Martinique's biggest attractions, this zoo–botanical garden–historical site almost gives you three for the price of one. Amid the ruins of a sugar mill that was destroyed in the 1902 eruption of...

Museum in Northern Martinique

Musée de la Banane

An 'a-peel-ing' attraction near Ste-Marie, this museum is dedicated to all things banana and documents the journey of the world's favourite fruit from plantation to shopping basket. Munch as many free bananas as...

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 story goes that the master of the estate used a lantern to lure ships into wrecking...

Ruins in St-Pierre

Theater Ruins

Theater Ruins

St-Pierre’s most impressive ruins are those of the town's 18th-century theater. While most of it was destroyed in the 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée, enough remains to give a sense of the building's former grandeur....

Distillery in Northern Martinique

Rhumerie St James

This museum is set in a beautiful colonial home on the site of St James plantation’s working distillery. Some of the signage is in English, and the numbered photos on the ground level give a nice overview of how...

Distillery in Northern Martinique

Distillerie JM

This well-known distillery nestled in a valley south of the Basse Pointe–Macouba road has a great visitor experience in the shape of a self-guided tour that ends with a tasting session in the bar-shop. Take a map...

Creole in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Fond de la Mer

Under new management, this reliably open restaurant set high above the cars and loudspeakers of Tartane's seafront plates up well-crafted helpings of blaff (white fish marinated in lime juice, garlic and peppers,...

Distillery in St-Pierre

Distillerie Depaz

Learn how rum is made at this interesting operation perched on a hillside amid sugarcane fields on St-Pierre's northern outskirts. Self-guided tours, with signs in English, are on offer. In the tasting room you...

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...

Creole in St-Pierre

Chez Marie-Claire

Upstairs on a metallic mezzanine overlooking the covered market, Chez Marie-Claire is about as unfussy and informal as dining gets on this French island, but that doesn't make its Creole dishes (such as stewed...

French in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Le Phare

Don't be fooled by the disheveled frontage: Le Phare has a terrific hilltop setting next to the end of the road that leads to Château Dubuc and is famous for the incredible views of Anse Bonneville and the sea...

French in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Le Ratelot

Right under the palm trees on the most attractive beach in Tartane, this respected restaurant turns out superb dishes that include beefsteak, duck breast in a variety of sauces, and marlin with gorgonzola cheese....