Martinique offers fine sandy beaches, giant coconut trees and an alluring way of life under the warm Caribbean sun. After centuries of colonial struggle and plantation slavery, the modern island thrives as a result of its natural beauty.
The conditions that once brought the plantation owners and rum distillers to Martinique – great weather, rich soil and no real “seasons” – are now major attractions for visitors from all over the world. And the rum still tastes superb. Today, the Lesser Antilles archipelago, which includes Martinique, relies on tourism and sustainable development. Located some 7,000 kilometres away from metropolitan France, Martinique and the other Windward islands, such as Guadeloupe, Dominica and Saint Lucia, are happy to welcome visitors looking for natural beauty, outdoor sports and breathtaking excursions. Talk to the locals, always ready to strike up a conversation and share their love for their island with you. Discover the sugar cane fields, volcanoes and verdant forests further inland and take advantage of the particularly mild climate, with an average of 24°C (75°F) annually. A French language course in Martinique promises a most enriching experience!