Top ChoiceBeach in Ste-Anne

Grande Anse des Salines

A perfect arc of white sand, Grande Anse des Salines is the Caribbean you came to see. Palm trees lean over the ribbon of beach that shelves ever so gently into a classic turquoise sea. It's located about 5km...

Top ChoiceBeach in Les Anses d’Arlet

Plage Anse d'Arlet

This gorgeous stretch of dark-golden sand in front of Anse d'Arlet Bourg is backed by the village's 18th-century church and is one of the loveliest places to swim in Martinique. The beach is bookended by...

Beach in Trois-Îlets

Anse Mitan

The main beach in Trois-Îlets is a gorgeous stretch of white sand that shelves gradually into a turquoise sea. The views are of Fort-de-France and the shuttle boats racing to get sunseekers across the bay – it...

Museum in Trois-Îlets

Musée de la Pagerie

This former sugar estate was the birthplace of Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, the future Empress Josephine of France. A picturesque stone building, once the family kitchen, has been turned into a...

Memorial in Le Diamant

Mémorial Cap 110

This haunting memorial on a grassy headland overlooking the sea is made up of 15 formless Easter Island–esque figures in stone, heads hung in mourning. It commemorates the scores of enslaved people who lost their...

Beach in Les Anses d’Arlet

Anse Dufour

Approximately halfway between Anse Mitan and Grande Anse, a secondary road peels off the D7 and plunges (literally) straight to Anse Dufour 2km below. You're sure to be smitten by the mellow tranquility of this...

Beach in Les Anses d’Arlet

Anse Noire

If you're after an intimate, secluded strip of sand, head to lovely Anse Noire, which is reached by taking the side road to Anse Dufour and continuing around the hillside. This tiny, dreamlike cove lapped by jade...

Natural Feature in Le Diamant

Rocher du Diamant

This extraordinary-looking 176m-high pointed volcanic islet, just under a mile offshore from Le Diamant, is a very popular dive site, with interesting cave formations but tricky water conditions. Various...

Beach in Ste-Anne

Pointe Marin

Ste-Anne's most popular swimming beach is the long, lovely strand that stretches along the peninsula 800m north of the town center. It's backed by restaurants and bars, and though it can be quite crowded, the...

Beach in Ste-Anne

Anse Michel

The steady winds that buffet this part of the coast, together with the reef-sheltered lagoon, provide the perfect conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing. This anse (cove) also offers excellent sunbathing and...

Distillery in Ste-Luce

Trois-Rivières Distillery

Martinique’s oldest and best-known rum producer actually provides the worst visitor experience of all the island's distilleries. Unless you join a guided tour (10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm) there's...

Museum in Trois-Îlets

Maison de la Canne

This slightly aging museum occupies the site of a sugar refinery and rum distillery, and tells the sad story of the slave trade and the sugar business. Inside the main building are period photos and items such as...

Beach in Le Diamant

Plage du Diamant

This beautiful stretch of white sand extends for 2km to the west of Le Diamant. Swimming is not recommended, as the waves can be very strong, but it's a picture-perfect place for sunbathing, beachcombing,...

Beach in Les Anses d’Arlet

Plage de Grande Anse

This long, narrow stretch of golden sand is nice to look at but not so nice to lie on (due to fishing boats and lack of privacy). There are often sailboats moored offshore. The water is usually calm, with just...

Church in Le Diamant

Church of St Thomas

Le Diamant's ancient-looking church actually dates from the early 19th century. (The church it replaced had been destroyed twice in hurricanes.) It's worth a look for its unusual barn-like timber roof...