Martinique travel story
Caribbean island to apparent Minor Antilles. Together with the Guadeloupe and Dominica and protectorate french beyond sea for which there are many points in common with France in particular and for the language that for the currency. Certainly different is the environment, such as the climate, the habitat, people and culture, etc. The island is not very large and is roughly divided between the Caribbean coast (north and south of Fort de France) and the Atlantic coast. The reason for this is given by the fact that exposure to a sea or to the other characterizes the coast, the climate and the life of the populations. The Atlantic branch and the wildest, least populated in the more rocky, more abut from the sea and the wind in the ocean while the west coast and more calm and peaceful with coasts scattered from white beaches typically caribbean. Another characteristic of this island and the presence of a volcano in the northern part, the less frequented by tourists. There is a substantial difference between the area of the capital Fort de France with respect to the remaining areas of the island. In the city and the surrounding area seems to live a European reality with all kinds of shops, busy people, traffic at times congested, industrial areas, etc while when you are away at a certain distance things change and the reality is completely different.
In the countries I have discovered that even here there is that climate is typically caribbean, where the rhythms are slow and sleepy, where life is lived differently, being so that it is immersed in small markets filled with colored fruits in small places on loops where only the sea to be felt or find on the street a fisherman who sells slices a swordfish freshly caught fish. Another important tradition is certainly the rum. Here is really special and the distilleries that produce are easily found along the main roads. If you stop it becomes difficult not to taste this interesting distillate before you buy a few bottles, but be careful and very easy to take the hand ….
My vacation to Martinique was oriented to complete freedom so as to be able to know and enjoy all aspects of this island which is called the island of flowers. Doing base in a small hotel in Le Diamant on the Caribbean coast and every day i walked to everything using the car that i rented at the airport. Council this formula with respect to the traditional village in the Martinique deserves to be visited.
The best known and most beautiful of the island of the caribbean slope of the south are the Grande Anse des Salines, long white sand beach fringed by palms, Ste Anne, a small village with a pleasant beach located in a beautiful cove, Le Diamant with its beach and with the Rocher du Diamant, a picturesque rocky islet at 3 km from the coast that was the scene of a battle between British and French and Anse Mitan ridge. Council to also visit some smaller towns and villages but very pleasant that characterize this island as the villages of Les Anses d'Arlet and Ste Luce or the beach of Grande Terre which is located just beyond the most renowned Les Salines. On the caribbean side of the north and note the location of St Pierre ancient economic and cultural capital of Martinique destroyed in 1902 by the eruption of the volcano Pelee. The presence of the volcano has conferred upon the sandy beaches on the entire area, with Anse Cerón north of island until the Carbet, a sand "black" that is characteristic in an environment of this type.
Very interesting and the rainforest, easy to reach from St Pierre. Incredible the vegetation in this area, the continuous rain and high humidity lead the vegetation to one development disproportionate, gigantic trees, plants from leaves enormous, a dense vegetation and the intense green..
The Atlantic side proposes the locality of Grand Riviere a fishermen village located in the extreme north in a stretch of the coast very savage, the peninsula from the Caravelle large natural reserve for the lovers of tranquillity and Vauclin a fishermen village overlooking the ocean very quiet and relaxed place in the vicinity of the beach of Macabou. In the southern part are the beautiful beaches such as Point Macre, Anse Micheal, Cap Chevalier and Anse Trebaud. Some of them are wild, little frequented, fringed by coconut palms and the times are accessible only on foot but their beauty will repay the effort and patience.