A seamless blend of Caribbean and French influence, Martinique fascinates with a dual personality. To the north, volcanic Mont Pelée rises proudly amidst rugged, rainforest-clad terrain, while the south boasts sandy swathes and sparkling water - a nirvana for sun worshippers. Swim off the flawless beaches or snorkel alongside turtles feeding on sea grass, while colourful fish dart amongst rocky outcrops.
Head east for an exhilarating kiteboarding and surfing experience, where you’ll also find the capital, Fort-de-France, with its excellent restaurants, chic boutiques and exclusive nightclubs.
In the bay of Saint-Pierre many ships were sunk by the eruption of the Mont Pelée volcano in 1902 and the wrecks are intriguing and eerie. Another popular spot for divers is Nahoon, a three-mast boat lying off the coast under only 36m of water: you may even be able to see it from aboard your yacht.
Choose your slice of Martinique: secluded beaches or gorgeous waterfalls, or explore both by circumnavigating the island.