Destination guide

French charm in Martinique

Do you ever wish you could combine the sumptuous culture of France with the heaven-graced shores of the Caribbean? Look no further than Martinique vacation rentals. A French island since 1635, Martinique offers the spectacular white sands of Gros Raisin Beach and Les Salines, alongside magnificent Gallic architecture like the Fort-de-France Cathedral, and family-friendly attractions including the House of Sugar museum. Hike through this palm tree-laced territory's areas of natural beauty like the verdant Montravail Forest, or sail out to the historical Diamond Rock. Then treat yourself to rum and shopping at the Trois-Rivieres Rum Distillery.

Things to do

Rum, sugar and the golf course in Martinique

Travelers staying in Martinique vacation rentals have no shortage of attractions to keep their interest piqued. The Trois-Rivieres Rum Distillery, nestled in the south of the island, offers a guided tour to the history of rum production on the island, followed by a delicious rum sampling opportunity. The House of Sugar provides a perfect complement to carry on the historical culture, tracing the timeline of sugar cane and plantations. Finish off with a hole-in-one at the golf course named after Napoleon's Empress Josephine, the most famous former citizen of Martinique.

Activities

Hike through the Martinique's beauty spots

Martinique boasts more than 350 kilometers of walking paths suitable for all levels, from seasoned adventurers to the first-time explorer. As almost half the island is covered with tropical rainforests, travelers staying in Martinique vacation rentals have the opportunity to witness soaring mahogany "cathedrals" of the ancient red wood trees, over 40 meters high. In the north, you'll find athletic treks along the Pelee Volcano and the Pitons de Carbet, its mountainous ridge legacy. The south provides more gentle coastal paths through wafting mangroves and unspoiled beaches. Though wherever you go, you won't be more than 12 kilometers away from the lapping sea.

Weather

Hot and humid in Martinique

As in all the Caribbean islands, the climate of Martinique is tropically hot all year round, with temperatures averaging about 75 to 85 degrees. However, travelers should be aware that Martinique is traditionally divided into 2 halves climate-wise, with the south dryer and the north greener with more forests, rain and mountains. The coolest season is Martinique's winter, from January to April, but the summer lingers from June to November. Although Martinique benefits from its fair share of glorious sunshine, the lush island vegetation thrives from the periodic rainfall of Martinique. The least rainy months are February to April.

Natural features

Hummingbirds and darting lizards in Martinique

Martinique is a haven for a gorgeous host of wildlife. Look out for blue-headed hummingbirds tasting the nectar in rainbow-colored tropical flowers and small emerald and topaz lizards called "mabouyas" darting over the igneous rocks. If you're a bird watching fan, pack your binoculars, as there are over 200 recorded species on the island, including American Kestrels and rare parakeets. In fact, life in Martinique's skies is perhaps only rivaled by the life in its waters: take a boat out and watch shoals of fish ripple beneath the clear blue, or maybe even a cute sea turtle.

Where to stay around Martinique?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,773 vacation rentals near Martinique. From 530 Houses to 659 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Martinique for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Martinique?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Martinique. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Les Trois-Îlets: 1,733 vacation rentals
  • Le Diamant: 1,912 vacation rentals
  • Sainte-Anne: 1,097 vacation rentals
  • Les Anses-d'Arlet: 1,554 vacation rentals
  • Sainte-Luce: 2,114 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Martinique! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Martinique?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Martinique:

  • Les Trois-Îlets: 1,733 rentals
  • Le Diamant: 1,912 rentals
  • Sainte-Anne: 1,097 rentals
  • Les Anses-d'Arlet: 1,554 rentals
  • Sainte-Luce: 2,114 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Martinique?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Martinique are:

  • Le Lamentin Airport (FDF): 2,758 vacation rentals
  • George F L Charles Airport (SLU): 679 vacation rentals
  • Canefield Airport (DCF): 63 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Martinique?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Martinique. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Les Salines: 2,179 rentals
  • Pointe Marin Beach: 2,388 rentals
  • Pointe du Bout Beach: 2,750 rentals
  • Diamond Rock: 2,489 rentals
  • Diamond Beach: 2,594 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Martinique listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Martinique

Les Trois-Îlets
1,733 vacation rentals
Le Diamant
1,912 vacation rentals
Sainte-Anne
1,097 vacation rentals
Les Anses-d'Arlet
1,554 vacation rentals
Sainte-Luce
2,114 vacation rentals
Le Marin
1,373 vacation rentals
Le Vauclin
1,322 vacation rentals
Le Robert
1,290 vacation rentals
Fort-de-France
1,785 vacation rentals
Le Carbet
404 vacation rentals
Le François
2,076 vacation rentals
L'Ajoupa-Bouillon
176 vacation rentals
Rivière-Pilote
1,948 vacation rentals
Schœlcher
1,321 vacation rentals
Rivière-Salée
2,400 vacation rentals
Arrondissement of La Trinité
649 vacation rentals
Gros-Morne
926 vacation rentals
Grand'Rivière
106 vacation rentals
Le Lamentin
2,210 vacation rentals
Case-Pilote
972 vacation rentals