Elegant, sexy Martinique combines the breathtaking beaches of the Caribbean with Kreyol culture and French élan. Surprisingly unspoiled, this tropical destination will enchant you will its azure seas, Antillean cuisine, award-winning rhum, and fascinating colonial history. Known as the "Island of Flowers," Martinique was the birthplace of the Empress Josephine. The painter Paul Gauguin discovered his affinity for the tropics while living on its north coast. The writer Aimé Césaire became famous for his epic poem about his island homeland.


Is it any wonder that discerning travelers come to love this place?




Martinique Caribbean island

July 9, 2019

There are Caribbean beaches, and then there are Caribbean beaches. When the Island Runaways recently touched down on the gorgeous French-Caribbean island of Martinique, we sought out one of the best loved but least touri...

August 10, 2015

When the weekend comes to a close and Monday arrives with a thud, it's easy to get a case of the Monday blahs. Here's a little snapshop from an island getaway to bring some sunshine and a swath of tropical sea to your ce...

June 4, 2015

A tropical getaway spent on the French Caribbean island of Martinique totally won the Island Runaways over. Did its allure lie in the variety of beaches, from Le Diamant with its rolling waves and gorgeous view of Diamon...

April 23, 2015


Are all island beaches created equal? Perhaps not, but I have to confess that I've rarely met a beach I did not like. On the French Caribbean island of Martinique, for example, you will find stretches of black sand, whi...

February 12, 2015

On the beautiful French Caribbean island of Martinique, you will find scores of gorgeous beaches. In fact, the whole island, from its lush green interior on the Route de la Trace, to its dramatic coasts, and historic sig...

February 1, 2015

Our island expert, Frantz François-Haugrin, is back to tell us more about his beautiful island home, Martinique. Today he’s leading us on an exploration through the Island of Flowers' interior.


In Martinique, if there’s...

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