Plan your trip to Martinique

Flights to Martinique are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Fort-de-France
Bagotville Airport (YBG) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
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Welcome to Martinique, the French “Island of Flowers”

Long the vacation destination of choice for the French and Francophiles, Martinique’s unique brand of tourism, stunning natural beauty and fascinating history make it one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Caribbean.

Sights on the island

The Musée de la Pagerie is housed in the kitchen of the sugar estate where the future Empress Josephine—Napoleon’s first wife—was born. Though the rest of the house was destroyed by a hurricane, what remains is thoroughly fascinating. Displays include her childhood bed and Napoleon’s love letters to her. Visitors are also regaled with stories and interesting trivia about her life, like her marriage certificate was doctored to hide that she was in fact six years older than Bonaparte.

Founded in 1932, the Musée Volcanologique offers insight into the 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée that destroyed St. Pierre, the island’s then-capital, killing all but one of its 28,000 residents. Visitors can tour the nearby ruins, which include the jail cell that held the sole survivor—a prison inmate.

Outings

A tour of one of the island’s twelve operating distilleries teaches visitors about its agricultural lifeblood—rum. Made directly from cane instead of molasses, the sweet amber liquid is uniquely Martiniquais

A gorgeous stretch of golden sand on the undeveloped southern tip of the island, Les Salines is arguably Martinique’s most splendid beach. Beware the poisonous manchineel trees, which are usually marked in red. Any rainwater they drip can cause blistering and rashes.

French cuisine in the Caribbean

La Paillotte Bleue in Le Diamant serves up classic French dishes with a distinct Caribbean twist, like Tropical Crème Brulée and Antillean Roasted Camembert.

Le Plein Soleil has long attracted chic French vacationers with its modern Creole decor and creative cuisine. The latest techniques from France are used on local products, for deliciously innovative French and Creole fusion.

Cheap flights

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Martinique must-see destination

Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France: Martinique’s spice- and fruit-scented capital city

The capital of the island that marries Gallic culture with Caribbean customs, Fort-de-France is quaint, feisty and charmingly French. Tropical white sands and waterfront dining make Martinique’s largest city a great point of departure for any holiday here.

More about Fort-de-France

Bordered on one side by the Caribbean Sea and on the other by the Atlantic Ocean, Martinique has its own attractive features that set it apart from the motherland: temperatures rarely below 22 degrees, lush vegetation, a fascinating cultural melting-pot, an approximate flight distance of 4.5 hours from Montreal and no jetlag to deal with! To learn more, read our Blog:




Martinique tourism is full of dichotomies: European standards with a Caribbean approach; well-maintained roads with creole rhythms; plenty of French food with gorgeous tropical beaches and landscapes. To learn more about the destination, Read our Blog:

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Currency

Martinique’s official currency is the euro (EUR).

Official language

Martinique’s official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean

Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Martinique can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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