Best Time To Visit:
March – June is ideal to sail the Eastern Caribbean, though the region is nice year-round.
Key Cruising Areas:
Sailing south of the Windward Islands is one of the best sailing destinations in the world. North leads you to the Leeward Islands, with endless options for cruising itineraries.
For some local flavor head to the covered market at Grand Marche. Wander around the colorful stalls heaped with plantains and coconuts, aromatic spices, and wooden carvings. Pick up a snack of Pâtés Créoles, and some of the local rum to take home.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining:
The French influences ensure that there is no shortage of fine dining on Martinique and the southwest offers some of the best. Try the famous gourmet restaurant Le Plein Soleil, where chef Réclair turns simple, fresh produce into something remarkable with refined French culinary techniques.