Private Best Of Martinique Experience
Private Best of Martinique Experience
Board your comfortable and private, air-conditioned vehicle for an in-depth and comprehensive tour of Martinique and go where you want. Offering a contrasting diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Boasting exquisite beaches, nature hiking, rich culinary experiences, and an array of activities, this island is full of rich cultural life. Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous show-stopper topped off by the still-smoldering Mont Pelee, the volcano that wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902.
Choose where you want to go and possibly begin with a drive over the Caribbean coastal road to a rum distillery, where you will get to observe the rum-making process they've been refining since 1931 to make their premium white rum.
Maybe you want to feel the black sand between your toes as you walk along Carbet Beach? Take a swim in the transparent waters or just relax on the beach and enjoy the view with Mount Pelee in the background.
Drive to the ruins of Saint Pierre, known as the Little Paris of the Antilles before a volcanic eruption decimated the city in 1902 and discover how this partially rebuilt city was the most cultural and economically important one on the island before it was destroyed. Gaze in amazement at the spectacular Gendarme Waterfalls then walk through the lush rainforest to the beautiful waters of the Alma River.
You may also wish to visit the Sacred Heart Church. Also known as Balata Church, this structure was built in 1924 as a replica of the Basilica Montmartre in Paris and a refuge for the growing Catholic community in Fort-de-France following the 1902 eruption.
Make your way to Les Trois Ilets, a popular pottery village located on a former Jesuit monastery. Take a few minutes to watch the artists form and paint their wares then pick your favorite piece to take home. Discover other local products such as handmade soap manufactured from local fruits and plants as well as local spices, liqueurs and French pastry.
At Les Anses d'Arlet cove you could swim, snorkel or just lay on the fine, white sand and soak in the sun. While at the beach you can also examine the renovated bell tower at the oceanside church.
Discover the viewing point for observing Diamond Rock, a 176-meter (577 feet) high volcanic islet that earns its name due to the way the sunlight makes it look like a precious stone.
At Cap 110 you will see a 15-bust memorial that represents the slave trade between the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Make a courtesy rest stop in a local market where you can try local fruits, spices and other exotic flavors.
The day is yours to uncover the picturesque beauty of this fascinating place, book your private tour today and make like a VIP while in Martinique!
Please Note: The local market is closed on Mondays and some Rum Distilleries are closed on Sundays.
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