Martinique is an island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, part of the French Antilles. Martin is mountainous and green island of moderately indented coastline, with numerous white sandy beaches and cosmopolitan places. Martinique was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502 on his fourth trip. In 1946 he became a French overseas department.
Martinique is highly developed island and one of the richest in the Caribbean. The living standard here is very high. Island has about 385,000 inhabitants who are mainly engaged in tourism and service sectors, less in extent agriculture and industry. Fort-de-France is the capital city and the administrative center of Martinique. Town is located in a bay on the west coast of the island. Fort-de-France is characterized by modern architecture with lots of hotels and restaurants, beautiful parks, charming streets and squares, and colorful markets. On the southeast of Martinique, in protected bay, lies a large marina Le Marin with 650 berths where you can rent a boat for sailing.
Martinique is full of hidden bays and beaches ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing and sailing. They are surrounded with sky-blue sea, thick vegetation and exotic plants. Martinique international airport connects the island with several European, Caribbean and US destinations.