The Locals called Martinique, Madinina Island of Flowers. It is the largest of the Windward Islands. Martinique has been French since it was colonized. Chartering a yacht in Martinique will offer wonderful options for both secluded and busy anchorages; you may choose bays with fashionable resorts, sleepy waterfront villages or sail upon deserted bays with excellent snorkeling.
Located at the foot of the Mt. Pele volcano; St. Pierre is truly one of the best picturesque spots in the islands with breathtaking sunsets. There are a few cultural and historical structures to visit ashore; the theater ruins beyond the museum and the prison where Cyparis was jailed. You can also dinghy a mile north to Le Guerin for lunch; located on the historic site of the old Guerin Sugar Factory. Overnight anchorage in St. pierre is excellent
A picturesque fishing village offers an unspoiled and charming spot to spend the day exploring this lovely small town whose church is one of the oldest in Martinique.
Fort De France:
The capitol of Martinique, and it is the largest and most active city in the Windward’s. If you want to spend the day exploring the island of Martinique, Fort DeFrance offers the best transportation options to sightsee the entire island.
this quaint and pleasant area has not been overrun with tourists. A photogenic town offering a scenic and quiet atmosphere, local markets, general stores, post office and a creamery. It is one of the few places in the islands to offer an 18-hole golf course. Excellent anchorage location.
Anse A L’Ane:
A charming well-kept bay with a wonderful beach, great inexpensive dining at the Asian Restaurant ‘just over the bridge’. Excellent anchorage provided.
Grande Anse D’Arlet:
A wonderful picturesque village set on a white sand beach makes for a lovely overnight anchorage. The northern corner has a touch of the Rivera, with bright colored umbrellas and a walkway along the beach. Snorkeling is interesting all along the southern shore, and between Grande Anse D’Arlet.
Popular with tourists, this tiny seaside town has a holiday atmosphere and is simply delightful. A long beach with a back drop of the countryside is a charming way to spend the day on this island. Plenty of restaurants offering mostly Creole food and plenty of quaint markets to provision if needed.
One of the Caribbean’s largest yacht centers, this pleasant small town has a huge marina offering full service for any yachtsman. Go ashore for plenty of shopping, laundry facilities, sandwich shops, post office and landside activities to fill your day before returning to your yacht. Sunsail base is located in Marin.