Southern Martinique attractions

Top Choice Beach in Ste-Anne

Grande Anse des Salines

Immense, crystalline and glossy, Grande Anse des Salines doesn't disappoint the bevy of swimmers who dabble in its gorgeous depths or the sun worshippers who lie out on the ribbon of golden sand. Les Salines gets it…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Le Diamant

Rocher du Diamant

This extraordinary-looking 176m-high volcanic islet that's just under a mile offshore from the village of Le Diamant is a very popular dive site, with interesting cave formations but tricky water conditions. Various…
Beach in Les Anses d’Arlet

Plage Anse d'Arlet

This gorgeous stretch of sand in front of Anse d'Arlet Bourg is backed by the village's 18th-century church and is one of the most lovely places to swim in Martinique. Further down there are a host of beach restaura…
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. A picturesque stone building, formerly the family kitchen, has been turned into a museum contain…
Museum in Trois-Îlets

Maison de la Canne

This museum occupies the site of an old sugar refinery and rum distillery, and tells the fascinating and sad story of Martinique through the history of the slave trade, colonialism and eventual emancipation. Inside …
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 straight to Anse Dufour 2km below. You'll be smitten by the mellow tranquility of this fishing hamlet, which ha…
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 wa…
Memorial in Le Diamant

Anse Cafard Slave Memorial

This haunting memorial overlooking the sea and Le Rocher du Diamant in the distance depicts a mass of formless humanity in stone. It commemorates the fate of the scores of slaves who lost their lives in a shipwreck …
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 the picture-perfect place for sunbathing, beachcombing, having a …
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 …