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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…
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…
Beach in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Plage des Surfeurs

This is where most surfers in Martinique are heading, a fantastic beach with great waves crashing onto golden sand. There's nothing on the beach other than lots of other surfers, but several surf schools are located…
French in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Le Ratelot

Right on the most attractive beach in Tartane, this excellent restaurant turns out superb dishes that include beefsteak, tuna with morel mushrooms or marlin with gorgonzola cheese. There's dining on the terrace and,…
Beach in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Anse l'Etang

This gently shelving, palm-fringed beach is one of Martinique’s most appealing. It's not suitable for swimming, though, because the waters are rough, with lots of wave action. It's popular with surfers.
Creole in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Ti Carbet

We love this little local treasure overlooking the attractive Plage de la Brèche, on the eastern outskirts of Tartane. It concocts good, fresh food at competitive prices given the enviable location. You won't get mu…
Pizza in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Le Kalicoucou

On the eastern end of the main strip in Tartane, this is the place for excellent pizza and ice-cold beer – or, if you needed a reminder of the French influence, crepes and wine. While delivery and takeout are availa…
Creole in Presqu’île de Caravelle

L'Escapade

It doesn't get much simpler than this but that's why we like it. On the western end of the main strip in Tartane, this family-run eatery serves up simple yet well-executed Creole dishes such as conch stew or spicy g…
Beach in Presqu’île de Caravelle

Anse de Tartane

Fronting the village of Tartane, this long strand of soft beige sand has lots of fishing shacks, a fish market and colorful gommier (gum tree) boats. It can get crowded on weekends, but is a lovely place to swim, wi…