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Located on the Caribbean Sea and part of the Antilles archipelago, Martinique is located north of St. Lucia. The country is a popular destination for tourists seeking an alternative to the more popular Caribbean islands. Martinique’s main appeal is its combination of awesome beaches, beautiful mountains, tropical gardens and rich history. Whether you are planning a beach vacation or want to explore the volcanoes on the islands, make sure that travel insurance is part of your trip planning.

Best places to visit in Martinique

Martinique is a wonderful place to visit if you want to soak up the sun on the beach or spend your vacation exploring the country’s natural beauty. The country is known for its hiking trails that make their way through tropical forests, along the coastline, and by waterfalls and beaches. If you are into water activities, there are opportunities to dive and snorkel.

Some of the must-see destinations on the island include Mont Pelée, an active volcano; Fort-de-France, the capital city; the scenic Route de la Trace; Pointe Du Bout, the main resort area; Les Salines beach; Diamond Rock; and the fishing village of Grand-Rivière. Perhaps the best place to visit is the harbour in Saint-Pierre. It’s a popular scuba diving spot, has amazing views of Mont Pelée, and the harbour is scattered with wrecks from the volcanic eruption in 1902.

Travel tips and advice for Martinique

Canadians are required to have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond their expected departure date. You may also be asked for proof of a return flight. Tourist visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days, but residency (or stays of longer than 90 days), professional and student visas are mandatory.

Martinique is part of the European Union, and the euro (EUR) is the official currency on the island. The official language is French. Hurricane season lasts from June to November. As for other Caribbean islands, December to April is the best time to visit. Regardless of the time of year you plan to visit, make sure you have vacation travel insurance.

Travel insurance for vacations to Martinique

Travel insurance is an important part of vacation planning. Blue Cross offers travel insurance solutions for all travellers and all types of trips. We are a trusted name in the insurance industry because we offer members the 24/7 travel assistance they need when they travel abroad. Get travel insurance for Martinique today, so you can have peace of mind when lying on the beach and enjoying the delicious French and Creole cuisine.

General Martinique Canada
Continent: Americas
Population :   34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 1,128 9,984,670
Capital: Fort-de-France
Currency: Euro
Official language(s): French
Drive: Right
Diesel :   1.23 (2012)
Gasoline :   1.23 (2013)

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