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To the West lie the tranquil waters of the Caribbean, bordered by sandy beaches or cliffs and dotted with coastal villages. From Pointe du Bout there is a spectacular view of the beautiful bay which surrounds the island’s capital city, Fort de France. To the North lies unspoilt rain forest, streams and Mount Pelée, a live volcano.

The childhood home of Napoleon’s Josephine, one time residence of the artist Paul Gauguin and inspiration for many of his paintings, Martinique offers history as well as beauty. In the South the beach of Les Salines stands comparison with the very best. In the East lies Josephine’s Bathtub, a shallow area of sea ideal for bathing but which requires a boat journey out to sea in order to reach it.

Accommodation may be booked with or without air travel. Contact us for expert and friendly advice on planning your itinerary.

 Les Salines Beach, Martinique

ACCOMMODATION

We feature below a selection of properties which we can personally recommend.  All rooms have bath/WC or shower/WC - only additional facilities are listed. We have added our own impressions to help give you a feel of the accommodation.

Hotel Bakoua - 4 star, Pointe du Bout


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, minibar, safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bars, restaurants, swimming pool, shop

Special Offers: Reductions and extras for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries. Please ask for details.

The 137 rooms and suites offer views over the gardens, the beach or Fort de France bay. The view from the swimming pool is spectacular and the beach superb. A lovely atmosphere.  

Plein Soleil

Plein Soleil - 3 star, near Le François


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, large lounge area

Far from the tourist areas, 6km down a rough track from the main road, Plein Soleil is quite idyllic. The 16 créole style rooms and suites (some with their own small pool) are of a very high standard and the restaurant is superb. The hotel enjoys a wonderful view of the Baie du François and is a haven of beauty, peace and quiet.

Carayou Hotel & Spa - 3 star, Pointe du Bout


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bars, restaurant, swimming pool, shop, water sports centre, spa and beauty treatment rooms

Special Offers: Reductions for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries of 25 years and over. Please ask for details.

This lovely hotel has 133 rooms, all with views over the sea or the gardens. It is built right on the edge of the marina in Pointe du Bout, one of the most popular and lively places in the island. Situated in a tropical garden which opens directly on to a small beach. This hotel also offers an all-inclusive option.

Squash Hotel

Hotel Amyris - 3 star, Sainte-Luce


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, some with kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings, honeymooners, wedding anniversaries of 5 years and above and clients aged 60 years and over. Please ask for details.

The 108 Junior Suites are situated in 3 storey buildings located in a tropical garden beside a natural sandy beach. Some rooms have a sea view. Part of the Karibea Resort Sainte-Luce, sharing facilities with sister hotels Caribia and Les Amandiers.

Les Amandiers - 3 star, Sainte-Luce


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, fridge, terrace or balcony

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool on 2 levels, shop, regular evening entertainment, tennis court

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings, honeymooners and wedding anniversaries of 5 years and above. Please ask for details.

The 91 rooms are situated in a 3 storey building located in a tropical garden, which lies alongside a natural sandy beach. Part of the Karibea Resort Sainte-Luce, sharing facilities with sister hotels Caribia and Amyris.

Caribia Hotel - 3 star, Sainte-Luce


Rooms: all 74 rooms are suites with lounge, telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, kitchenette

Hotel: bar, swimming pool, shop

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings, honeymooners and wedding anniversaries of 5 years and above. Please ask for details.

Part of the Karibea Resort Sainte-Luce, sharing facilities with sister hotels Amyris and Les Amandiers. Access to the beach is just across a small road and through the grounds of Les Amandiers. As all suites have a kitchenette, this hotel may be used for self-catering if required.

Le Corail - 3 star, Sainte-Luce


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant (not all year), swimming pool

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings, honeymooners, wedding anniversaries of 10 years and above and clients aged 60 years and over. Please ask for details.

26 studios and apartments, most of which have a sea view and face the beautiful Diamant rock. A lovely sandy beach is a short walk away. The hotel is situated in a residential area with no shops nearby. Car hire is recommended for guests here.

La Caravelle

La Caravelle - 2 star, Tartane


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, kitchenette, balcony

Hotel: restaurant (not in low season), lounge

This friendly, family-run hotel has just 14 rooms all of which face the sea. The restaurant, La Table de Mamy Nounou, is well known locally for its quality. La Caravelle is located on the side of a hill and the lovely sandy beach is a 5 minute walk downhill from the hotel.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS

There are many excursions available on Martinique, most of which may be booked in advance.  Excursions may only operate on one day per week and are subject to change.  If there is a tour which you particularly want to book, you are advised to confirm the day of operation when booking your holiday.   The following are a selection of the more popular tours.   Prices on request.

Jardin de  Balata/Pelée Volcano

North of the island - drive through "La Trace", an ancient trail through the rain forest and see the Jardin de Balata. Visit Saint-Pierre, the former capital which was destroyed by the volcano above and on to a rum distillery.

Imperial South

Visit the Pagerie Estate and museum, birthplace of the Empress Josephine. Then to a rum distillery and the beautiful beach at Salines.

Josephines Bathtub

Bathe in shallow water way out at sea and later, dine and relax at a small offshore island.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

We specialise in tailor-made itineraries and will be pleased to provide a quotation for any arrangements from accommodation only to a fully inclusive air tour. Below are a few suggested itineraries, which we hope will give you some ideas for your own trip. Should you wish to combine your visit to Martinique with a visit to Guadeloupe, we should be happy to assist. Please do not hesitate to telephone us if you need any help or suggestions in planning your arrangements.

PRICES

Charges may apply for some activities/watersports. Additional charges may apply for the period over Christmas and New Year. Price bands relate to low and high season. For coding key, see below.

Martinique



Low

High



Low

High

Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa

BB

F

J

Les Amandiers

BB

C

F

Hotel Bakoua

BB

F

H

Caribia Hotel

RO

B

E

La Pagerie

BB

E

G

Le Corail

RO

B

D

Plein Soleil

BB

E

G

Résidence Le Village Créole 

RO

B

C

Carayou Hotel & Spa

BB

D

G

Résidence La Goélette

RO

B

C

Squash Hotel

BB

E

E

Diamant Beach

RO

A

C

Hotel Amyris

BB

C

F

La Caravelle

RO

A

B

ACCOMMODATION PRICE BANDS

Bands are based on prices per person per night in a twin room. Please note that these are subject to variation throughout the year and are intended as a guideline only. Please check at the time of booking for current prices. Many hotels are also available on half board. Prices on request.

Up to £30

A


£31-£40

B

£41-£50

C


£51-£60

D

£61-£70

E


£71-£80

F

£81-£100

G


£101-£120

H

£121-£140

I


Over £140

J

 RO - room only

 BB - bed and breakfast

M1

8 nights 2 star Martinique from £945


8 nights

Diamant Beach, Le Diamant

RO


Flights London-Paris-Martinique and return with Air France. Airport transfers included.





M2

10 nights 2/3 star Martinique from £1125


5 nights

Le Corail, Sainte-Luce

RO


5 nights

La Caravelle, Tartane

RO


Flights London-Paris-Martinique and return with Air France. Car hire for 10 days (Citroen C1 or similar) including unlimited mileage.





M3

10 nights 3 and 4 star Martinique from £1455


5 nights

Hotel Bakoua, Pointe du Bout

BB


5 nights

Plein Soleil, Le François

BB


Flights London-Paris-Martinique and return with Air France. Airport transfer to Hotel Bakoua included. Car hire for 8 days (Citroen C1 or similar) including unlimited mileage.



GM4

14 nights 4 star Guadeloupe and Martinique from £2095


7 nights

La Toubana Hôtel & Spa, Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

BB


7 nights

Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, Le François, Martinique

BB


Flights London-Paris-Guadeloupe-Martinique-Paris-London with Air France (Guadeloupe-Martinique with a local airline). Car hire for 11 days (Citroen C1 or similar) including unlimited mileage. Airport transfers included on Guadeloupe only.




The number of nights shown excludes nights on flights to and from the UK.





Prices

Tour prices are subject to rate fluctuation during the year but, generally speaking, the months of May-June and September-October are cheaper. Prices are subject to availability.





Flights

International flights are on Air France. Aircraft type will be advised with travel documents. Flying time to Guadeloupe or Martinique (via Paris) is ca. 9 hours. Guadeloupe-Martinique is ca. 45 minutes. Flights via Paris are also available from Birmingham and Manchester at no extra cost (taxes vary however). At a small supplement, flights via Paris are also available from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Southampton.





Prices include....

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Economy class scheduled flights on Air France, airport taxes, passenger service charges, accommodation sharing a twin room in hotels. Meals, transfers and car hire as per itineraries. Baggage allowance on international flights with Air France is 1 piece, which must not exceed 23 kgs. Between islands the allowance is 20 kgs.

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Not included

Travel insurance, items of personal expense e.g. drinks, porterage, telephone calls, gratuities and excursions.

Carayou Hotel & Spa

La Pagerie - 4 star, Pointe du Bout


Rooms: telephone, flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, hairdryer, fridge, safe, tea/coffee machine, balcony, some rooms with kitchenette

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool

A short walk from the beach, La Pagerie is central to the Pointe du Bout area surrounded by shops and restaurants. The 96 rooms are set in modern-style renovated buildings surrounding the swimming pool and garden.

Les Amandiers Hotel Bakoua  Les Salines Beach

Squash Hotel - 3 star, Fort de France


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool

A city hotel of 105 rooms set on a hill a short distance from the centre. Ideal for those wishing to spend time in the capital city of Martinique away from the beaches and tourist areas. Superb view of the Caribbean.

Hotel Amyris Résidence Le Village Créole

Résidence Le Village Créole - 3 star, Pointe du Bout


Rooms: TV, air conditioning, kitchenette

Hotel: reception

A collection of 23 lovely studios and apartments close to La Pagerie hotel and spread around the local area, mainly above shops. Ideal for those of an independent nature who wish to self-cater or to experience local restaurants.  

Résidence La Goélette

Résidence La Goélette - 3 star, Tartane


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: 2 swimming pools

Special Offers: Reductions for early bookings and clients aged 60 years and over. Please ask for details.

65 rooms and junior suites situated a short walk from the beach on the lovely Caravelle peninsula. A number of walks start from the hotel. Ideal for those who wish to self-cater.

Diamant Beach - 2 star, Le Diamant


Rooms: telephone, TV, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, kitchenette, balcony or terrace

Hotel: bar, restaurant, swimming pool

49 studios and apartments just a short walk from the town of Le Diamant and beside a nice sandy beach. The beautiful Diamant rock is just opposite the hotel.


Diamant Beach

Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa - 4 star, Le François


Rooms: All 49 rooms are suites (Junior, Premium, Deluxe and Executive) with telephone, WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, espresso machine, terrace or large balcony. Deluxe and Executive suites also have a small private pool.

Hotel: lounge bar, 2 restaurants,  large swimming pool, tennis court, watersports centre, fitness room, library. Spa by Cinq Mondes (hydrotherapy, massages and hammam baths).

This hotel lies beside a sandy beach and offers pure luxury.  It is easily the best hotel on Martinique.

Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa La Pagerie, Pointe du Bout