TI'PONTON - Le guide pratique du plaisancier en Martinique.
  Plan du Guide
• Edito
• Présentation générale
• Utile à savoir
• Douanes
• Météo marine
• Marinas & ports de plaisance
• Centres de Carénage
• Mouillages principaux
• Le rhum
• Avitaillement
• Marchés
• Gastronomie
• Animaux à bord
• Transports
• Médias
 

SAINTE-ANNE
14º26.2'N, 60º53.2'W

Protected by the southeastern peninsula of Martinique, Sainte- Anne is one of the largest and most popular anchorages on the island. Mooring is allowed in front of the Sainte-Anne beach (at a distance of no less than 300 meters - marked by yellow buoys) and in front of Domaine de l'Anse Caritan Hotel on the northern stretch of the beach.

• EATING OUT & SHOPPING

-  Le Rendez-Vous (in the village - 05 96 76 90 36) - A nice restaurant on the seafront where you can enjoy creole specialties with an unbeatable view over the beautiful bay of Sainte-Anne and the numerous yachts in the anchorage. A great place to have breakfast, a drink at sunset or enjoy the Friday karakoe nights. Direct access by dinghy.

-  Paille Coco (05 96 76 75 43) - In the heart of the village, facing wonderful Bay of St.Anne, this beach restaurant is another favorite hangout of yachtsmen and locals alike. Valérie and her staff serve tasty creole dishes, including grilled fish made from the catch of the day. You can also enjoy an exotic cocktail at sunset or live music every Friday night. Free wifi access for customers.

-  La Dunette (05 96 76 73 90) - Just a few steps from the dinghy dock, Etcetera offers a wide selection of local craft souvenirs, nice swimsuits, a large choice of beachwear and Sebago boat shoes.

• SIGHTSEEING

Info, maps, excursions and the program of local events are available at the Tourist Office kiosk, at the end of the jetty.

Continuing from the jetty - you don't want to miss the church rebuilt in 1730 after being burned by the English and recently renovated.

Around the village, the small wooden houses reflect the past and the market is always worth a stop.

South of town, the road to the southern tip of the island wanders through 18.5 km of natural scenery. The first kilometers make a nice walk if you have a four-legged companion onboard !

LE MARIN
14º26.7'N, 60º54.0'W


The marine center of Martinique offers everything for yachts and many professional services as well. Cul-de-Sac du Marin is a large protected bay with a modern marina including a new complex, moorings, haul-out facilities and hurricane holes on the eastern side of the bay. The town of Le Marin is rich in history and was of significant historical importance during the turbulent years of war with the English, and later as a sugar production center. Today, the marine industry is driving continued development.

• YACHT SERVICES

Most of the yacht services are easily accessible by dinghy :

• THE MARINA AND DOCKS

-  Caraïbe Marine (05 96 74 80 33) - In this complete rigging shop and chandlery, the owner, Philippe, and his staff can professionally handle all types of rigging work. Their workshop has hi-tech equipment including a 60 ton rod rigging machine and a swaging machine for up to 28mm. Their 300 square meter store on the ground floor of the blue and pink building opposite Mango Bay and the dinghy dock, offers a wide selection of name brand merchandise - deck hardware, pumps, solar panels, stoves, safety equipment, electronics and watermakers. Caraïbe Marine offers prompt delivery of all special order items. On the 1st floor, they have a nice department with sailing gear and clothing from the best brands like Slam, Musto, Sebago but also smwimsuits and sunglasses. Caraïbe Marine includes three other departments - Caraïbe Energie (electrics), Caraïbe Electronique (electronics) and Caraïbe Menuiserie (carpentry), all recognized for their professional services. Also check on www.caraibe-marine.fr and on Facebook.

-  EMC (05 96 74 02 14) - Jacques is a reliable yacht surveyor known for his qualitative surveys and experience. His office is on the first floor in the blue and pink building.

-  Mécanique Plaisance (05 96 74 68 74) is agent for Yanmar, Volvo Penta, ZF, Honda, Perkins and Westerbeke. They stock a wide range of diesel and outboard engines, generators, spare parts and batteries. They will advise you in the repowering of your boat and will make any kind of repair after diagnosis. They have a new repair shop in Carenantilles.

-  Le Ship (05 96 74 87 55) - is a well-stocked chandlery offering a wide range of branded windlasses, stoves, fridges, dinghies, blocks, liferafts, ropes, safety equipment, guides, charts, Lofrans and Eno spare parts and all you need for your comfort onboard. They will advise you and make any kind of repair after diagnosis. They have a new repair shop in Carenantilles.

-  April Marine ex- Intercaraïbes Assurances (05 96 749 931) - The number one marine insurance broker in the Antilles & Guyana offers 30 years of experience and a complete range of insurance solutions for yachtsmen and professionals including hurricane coverage underwritten by leading European and international underwriters. Intercaraïbes Assurances offers insurance for leisure boating, fishing, commercial, diving and medical assistance for all crews. Visit them in Martinique or online at www.intercaraibes.com. They also provide claims/dispute assistance to owners insured with mutuals or non domestic/local underwriters.

-  A&C Yacht Brokers (05 96 74 94 02) - is the official Caribbean dealer for J Boats, Fountaine Pajot, Dufour Yachts, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts and RM Yachts. Check their web site www.bateaux-antilles.fr for a large selection of boats for sale, new and second-hand, or visit them at their new office, near dock 3.

-  EVA Yachting(05 96 747 437) - With more than 20 years experience in yachts brokerage and charter boat rental, Eva Yachting will help you buy or sell your boat.

-  Néo Marine (05 96 74 89 18) - Eric Vasse and his staff will help you realize your boating ambitions with choosing the right catamaran (new or second-hand) and the best finance options.

-  Nautic Froid (06 96 22 71 13) - Pascal, fast and efficient, repairs all marine refrigeration and air conditioning and is highly recommended by yachts people.

-  Multi Interventions (06 96 40 21 94) - Frank specializes in anything electrical on your boat. He also offers air-conditioned storage units for your belongings next to Voilerie du Marin.

-  Service Plongée (06 96 27 96 82) - Christophe offers all kinds of underwater services including work on propellers, shafts and anodes, salvage and item recovery.

-  Fraîcheur Service becomes Caraïbe Réfrigération (06 96 82 24 04)- Patrice is an experienced marine refrigeration specialist. He sells, repairs and installs refrigeration equipments, air conditioning, ice machines.

-  Bastien Saint-Jours Expert (06 96 36 52 30) -Your maritime expert is your preferred contact to provide advice and support you in the purchase, maintenance, repair and sale of your boat, as well as advise you on any possible mutual or legal procedures you may undertake.

• IN THE NEW MARINA EXTENSION

-  Maximarine (05 96 74 62 12) - As exclusive distributor of the Mercury, Nanni and Mann brands in Martinique, Nor-Tech and Quicksilver in the Caribbean, Maximarine sells, repairs and maintains nautical equipment and material. Whether enthusiasts, professionals or pleasure boaters, Maximarine has two retail outlets specialising in chandlery, at Fort de France and Le Marin. Engines, spare parts, maintenance products, accessories and survival equipment are all well known to our team of experienced professionals. In this modern, light and friendly setting, come and receive expert tips, services and branded products sold by maritime experts in Martinique. Thanks to Maximarine, you can enjoy your time at sea to the max !

-  Sail Shop (06 96 18 35 46) - is an online yacht provisioning company offering a selection of wines, champagnes, spirits, fresh grocery items,... You can either order on-line www.sailshop.fr or visit them at their shop at the new marina extension. Somé, the manager and her staff deliver on board.

-  Azur Spirit (06 96 50 96 44) - Jimy maintains and cares for your boat during your absence and will repair your dinghy if it's not holding air like it should.

-  RM Services Nautiques (06 96 72 25 44) - Located next to Akwaba, Roberto specializes in yacht management and gardiennage and will take care of all your requirements during your absence. Your can also rent a great Lagoon 450 and sail with the highest comfort on board.

-  Les Chantiers Amel (05 96 58 50 37) - They take care of any repairs and maintenance on Amel sailing yachts. Spare parts also on sale.

-  Tilikum (05 96 74 67 03) - Frédéric specializes in marine refrigeration and electrical systems.

-  Pochon Marine (05 96 38 33 45) - This well-known French electronics company is located in the new marina complex. They offer a wide range of all major brands of marine electronics : Furuno, Garmin, Simrad... They also maintain and repair all your equipment.

-  • AROUND LEADER PRICE

-  Abadie (05 96 71 63 84) - To serve yachtsmen even better, this well-known tropical mattresses manufacturer has a store in the Marine Bay Shopping Mall in Le Marin. Whatever your needs, a professionnal team will help you find the right mattress and foam and custom fit it.

• THE BOATYARD (CARÉNAGE)

-  Carène Shop(05 96 74 74 80) - Hervé and Pierre have everything you might need to haul out. They stock a huge amount of maintenance supplies : marine batteries, sea cocks, plumbing, fasteners, anodes... and they rent tools. Uptairs, you'll find Grenier du Marin, a second- hand chandlery.

-  Altec Marine (05 96 74 85 65) - They specialize in stainless and aluminum repairs and fabrication and will fix anything from bimini frames to pulpits and water tanks.

-  Mécanique Plaisance (05 96 74 72 72) - A full service refurbishing shop for any major repair and repower. They also sell here all the main products they stock at their marina shop.

• ARTIMER ZONE, just west of the boatyard

-  Clippers Ship (05 96 71 41 61 - Accessible by dinghy via Manuel river) - In this fully equipped 500 sq m chandlery, Jocelyne and her friendly staff provide a large selection of chandlery, maintenance products, epoxy resins, composite materials, marine paints and antifouling, complete safety gear, rigid and semi-rigid inflatables as well as AB semi- rigid aluminum dinghies, generators and also a wide range of fishing gear.

-  Incidences (05 96 747 747) - Also accessible by dinghy via Manuel river, this sailmaker is located in a huge magnificient 650 m2 custom built loft - the biggest in the Caribbean. Hervé, the owner, and his experienced staff can take care of any kind of sails and canvas jobs : new sails, repairs, biminis, dodgers, dinghy covers... Positioned along a dinghy dock, Incidences is equipped with a custom crane to lift sails directly into the premises. To better service their clients, a professional skipper will come to your boat to remove and replace your sails or canvas.

-  Sud Média Services (06 96 22 48 70) - Jean-Luc & Anne- Catherine provide custom boat graphics and lettering. They studio is located next to Clippers Ship.

-  Yachting Engineering System (Yes - 05 96 65 05 24) - With his shop based next to Incidences at Artimer, Thierry can fix or install watermakers and any electrical equipment and makes plastic welding.

-  Bricosoleil (05 96 74 19 83) - This do-it-yourself retailer sells tools, screws, wood and, for our four-legged companions, pet food.

ASHORE IN THE NEW MARINA EXTENSION

-  Kokoarum (05 96 48 02 21) - Kokoarum, with its large patio area overlooking the marina, has quickly established itself as THE meeting place for yachtsmen. It's a rum bar, a Caribbean grill and a homemade ice-cream maker with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They offer a multi-cultural menu including home made hamburgers, great cocktails and a daily happy hour. Don't miss the live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

-  Numéro 20 (05 96 66 02 84) - On the first floor of the new marina, with a view over the boats, the restaurant Numéro 20 welcomes you with a chilled and jazzy atmosphere with a glass of wine, a tropical cocktail, a world beer and some tasty tapas for a pleasant and festive experience.

-  Infologeek Franck and Steve sell, repair and provide after-sales service for anything related to computers. THey also sell mobile phones as well as wifi antennas.

-  Indigo Factory (ex Indigo - 0596 74 76 74) - is a floating restaurant and lounge bar where Eric and his friendly staff are in charge of this legendary place. On the menu, lobster in all forms : grilled, in burgers, in skewers, in rolls... Surf or turf, all dishes can be nibbled and shared together with a glass of Rosé Piscine, an XXL bonbon cocktail or a glass of champagne with gold sequins.

-  Transports Express Caraïbes (05 96 78 44 45) - at Le Marin marina (next to Indigo Factory). Shuttles on board pink « Capo Rosso » 4 times a week (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun), duration : 90mn, €80/€100 round trip fare, incl.visa & taxes).

AROUND SIMPLY MARKET

-  Simply Market - open Mon-Thu, 8am-7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8am- 7:45pm, Sun, 8am-12:30pm - the best provisioning opportunities, a stone's throw from the Marina. Their teams are on hand for all special orders. They offer the best quality and price on a large selection of Auchan branded products.

-  A Car Rental Limited (05 96 74 82 49) - With agencies located in Marin and St Anne, this car rental business run by the Ozier Lafontaine family is much appreciated by yachtsmen. They specialize in air-conditioned vehicles with attractive rates for long-term rentals.

-  Résid'Home - Looking for a small, fully equipped apartment (from a 2-room to a 5-room villa with swimming pool) for rental during your haul-out ? Book now your stay for at least 3 nights.

-  Résidence des Iles (05 96 74 82 49) - With a stunning view over the Marin marina, this serviced apartment complex lies in a tropical garden with a central swimming pool, offering 17 fully equipped and air-conditioned apartments. It's a great place to stay if you have family coming to visit you.

THE AREA JUST OPPOSITE THE NEW MARINA COMPLEX AND CLUB NAUTIQUE

-  Punch Cuisine Bistrot (05 96 78 31 05) - A great outside deck for a nice lunch or dinner al fresco. The menu changes daily according to market availability and whims of the Chef. We recommend !

-  Europcar - Come and discover Martinique with Europcar, the #1 Car Rental in Martinique. They have great rates and customized special deals. The Marin agency is located opposite to the entrance of the new marina extension.

-  Eko-Laverie is a eco-friendly self-service coin laundry, equipped with the latest generation of washing machines with great capacity and dry-spinning. Also available detergent and dryers.

-  Boreal Beauty & Well-being - Treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation at this small but intimate beauty parlor, located just a few steps from the marina. Anne-Marie is a trained spa practitioner and has been working as esthetician in luxury resorts. She offers a wide range of treatments and massage for men and women.

-  La Tét à l'env'hair - Looking for the latest styles ? Corinne the owner of this unisex hair salon, welcomes you in a trendy setting with a nice and colorful terrace for her clients.

-  Tropical Location (06 96 34 21 90) - Custom-tailored car rental services, available 24/7, with their agency just a stone's throw from the marina.

-  Ti Toques (05 96 74 72 32) - Just by the marina, the restaurant welcome guests from noon to midnight (non-stop) in a casual brasserie ambiance where sailors from all around mingle with locals. A friendly staff, good service, nicely presented dishes that will please your tastebuds, this is why we keep coming back to Ti Toques !

AT THE MARINA, AROUND MANGO BAY

-  Appro-Zagaya - www.appro-zagaya.fr Why bother with food when a professional staff can do it for you ? You can choose from a list of more than 600 grocery items and they will supply the freshest and best quality in local fruits and vegetables. Delivery on board is part of the service.

-  Le Millésime (05 96 38 74 12) - This deli & wine cellar, cigar shop at the Marin Marina (near Mango Bay) offers quality wines, gourmet cold cuts, terrine and rillettes, rare oils and vinegars, chocolates...

-  Jumbo Car- welcome yachtsmen in their office in Le Marin Monday through Saturday and will inform you about their special offers. Jumbo Car has also 4 other offices on the island.

IN LE MARIN

-  Etgip Marin (06 96 21 48 32) - Jacqueline Mirande, an efficient real estate agent, will assist you with all you real estate needs in the south of Martinique, whether you are selling or buying.

-  Diaka Laverie - You can either leave Yvonne your laundry or do it yourself in her machines. Pick-up service and delivery to the docks in Le Marin and Ste Anne upon request.

-  Carrefour Market- at a short walk from the Carenantilles dinghy dock. Open Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm, Sun, 8am-noon) - This supermarket has a selection of pre-cut meat, prepackaged deli and cheese, and offers a good assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, frozen goods as well as a wide selection on French wine, traditional rums and spirits. They arrange free delivery to your dock in Le Marin marina.

IN SAINTE-LUCE

-  Tech Dive Services (06 96 54 23 89) - Pierre, a professional diver will take care of all your under water works.

SHORESIDE ATTRACTIONS

-  Maison La Mauny Distillery will showcase the various stages in the distillation of this high quality rum of Martinique. From the arrival of the wagons of sugar cane to the distillation, the whole process will unfold before you. At the end of your visit, you can make your way to the Cabane à Rhum, a small Creole house built in wood, where you can sample a range of Maison La Mauny products.

-  Trois Rivieres Plantation - The property is the site of a distillery museum complete with a restored windmill and gives the visitor the opportunity to appreciate the rum making process in natural surrounding overlooking the Caribbean Sea. In the shop in the windmill outstanding vintages share the limelight with special series of modern classics.

GRANDE ANSE D'ARLET
14º30'N, 61º06'W


A traditional fishing village with clear water and calm beaches. All the moorings that had been put at Grande Anse have been taken away. At the time we go to press, we have no information about future moorings to be placed again.

• ASHORE

-  Ti Sable (05 96 68 62 44) - On the beach of Grande Anse, opposite the turquoise sea and moored boats, you will lunch in the shade of wooden beach huts, your feet in the warm sand... On the menu : French fusion cuisine, live lobster, island cocktails and on Sunday evenings, a barbecue party with live music.

ANSE MITAN ET POINTE DU BOUT
14º33.7'N, 61º03.4'W


Across from the bustling city of Fort-de-France, this calm bay is popular with yachts. Located near restaurants, hotels and the resort district, Anse Mitan offers a number of services for tourists and ferry access to Fort-de-France.

ASHORE

The marina in Pointe du Bout and Village Créole, cafés, restaurants and other services. Most large car rental firms are present there including Jumbo Car.sphere

-  La Pause (05 96 52 41 17) - On the central piazza of Village Créole, sit in the shade of nice sun umbrellas and enjoy great cocktails, some wonderful dishes with sunny flavours, fish or meat kebabs and majestic Piña Coladas with tapas.

-  Havana Café(05 96 66 15 93) - In a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Village Creole, for twelve years Christophe, Yakout and their staff have served fancy cuisine featuring specialties from all over the world. Try their grilled specialties, gourmet salads, juicy hamburgers, fajitas or great tropical cocktails. Serving non-stop all year round.

-  Le Café de Paris (06 96 07 16 39) - With its panoramic view over the Anse Mitan, the restaurant invites you to spend a memorable evening in an intimate and plush atmosphere. On the menu are specialities based on fresh local quality produce. For lunch, try their island shrimp burger served with sweet potato fries. English spoken. Se habla Español.

• DEPARTING FROM THE SOUTH, DIRECTION FORT-DE-FRANCE

-  W.I.N.D. (05 96 68 21 28) - Laugier industrial zone in Rivière- Salée. They are located next to Contrôle Auto, in a 270 m2 2-storey building). Wholesaler and importer, this company specializes in marine paints and composite materials. Bruno, the owner, and his professional staff will advise you on the best solutions in paints, lacquer, varnish, epoxy resins, maintenance products adapted to our tropical conditions. W.I.N.D. also has the largest selection of flags and pennants in Martinique (standard flags or customised) and supplies a range of marine batteries. They also stock marine plywood.

-  Madinina Plongée Services (05 96 62 39 63 - located in Ducos, off the mainroad leading from Marin to Fort-de-France). In their 200 m2 store they provide all necessary diving and spear fishing equipment, whether it is for purchasing, hiring or, secondhand. Their workshop is fully equipped to deal with any after-sales servicing : inflation and re-testing of cylinders.

-  Nautica Air Services (05 96 57 15 15, Zone Lareinty, Lamentin) - This shop specializes in scuba diving and spearfishing equipment and gear (sales, quality service and repairs), and retests cylinders. They also stock a wide range of kayaks.

FORT-DE-FRANCE
14º35.7'N, 61º04.5W

The anchorage is on the east side of the Baie des Flamands, below and west of Fort Saint-Louis. The vast dinghy dock makes landing easy and comfortable. Savannah Park and the Fort-de-France waterfront now incorporate a Malecón, a promenade which connects areas for concerts, cultural exhibits and ethnic dining.

• ON THE BOATYARD BAIE DES TOURELLES

-  Polymar (05 96 70 62 88) - Based in the haul-out compound, Max and his staff provide all you need in chandlery, plumbing, electrical supplies, marine plywood, deck hardware, hydraulic pumps. The store offers also a wide range of fishing equipment. Polymar has another store in Le Robert.

-  Maximarine (05 96 63 75 49) - the exclusive distributor of Mercury : Mercruiser, Mercruiser Diesel, John Deere and Mann via Nanni motors in Martinique as well as Nor-Tech and Quicksilver in the Caribbean. Their showroom features a full range of outboard motors from 3,5 to 350 hp, 2 and 4-stroke as well as a range of Mercruiser inboard engines from 145 to 1350 hp. They stock parts, maintenance products and accessories.

-  MaxiPêch' (05 96 73 37 54) - with 7 stores on the island MaxiPêch' offers all you need in fishing gear whether you are a commercial fisherman or a fishing enthusiast yachtsman.

-  Debrouilla.marine (06 96 459 220) - You can spot Pascal easily at the carénage, with his black service van decorated with his logo. Pascal is agent for Mercury. He will fix anything electrical and mechanical. He sells, installs and repairs underwater led lighting, marine hifi and lifts.

DOWNTOWN

-  Sea Services Shipchandler (05 96 70 26 69) - Located within walking distance of the waterfront and dinghy dock, this extensively stocked chandlery offers a wide range of deck hardware, marine paints, maintenance products, ropes, pumps, marine charts. They provide all you need for rigging. Sea Services has also a great choice of Saint-James and TBS marine clothing. You can do Customs clearance at Sea Services during working hours. Inspection of inflatable lifejackets.

• IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS AROUND FORT-DE-FRANCE

-  Continental Marine Center (05 96 51 11 57 - Lamentin) - Dealer and distributor of Yamaha outboards, waverunners, sparte parts. After-sales service. Motor boats sales.

-  Abadie (05 96 50 37 47, Rivière Roche area and in Marin, at Marine Bay) - This is the place for custom made foam and mattresses for the tropical climate.

-  Booster Auto (05 96 39 70 70) - This battery specialist also supplies lubricants and marine oils. New : they deliver in Le Marin.

-  Hifi Car marine (05 96 42 91 50) - Stocks the latest gear for your boat's sound system : loudspeakers, stereos, amplifiers, subwoofers, cables... You can also shop on-line www.hificar-dom.com.

EATING OUT

-  Le Vieux Foyal (06 96 28 60 83) - Enter into this hundred-year old Creole building and pull up a seat in the indoor garden, or in the dining area, with a jazz club style decoration. A mixed menu bursting with flavours as well as the jam sessions on Thursday evenings all combine to make this a must-visit location.

-  Le Joséphine, Hôtel L'Impératrice (05 96 63 06 82) Ideally located in downtown Fort-de-France and facing the Savannah park, Le Joséphine restaurant on the first floor serves quality Creole food in a cosy atmosphere. The bar on the ground floor is a nice place to meet and enjoy a cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere.

-  The Yellow (05 96 75 03 59) - Welcome to The Yellow, a real haven of peace at the heart of Fort-de-France. The chef serves creative cuisine, refined and bursting with flavours to enjoy in a cosy and intimate setting in the first floor.

-  Nuevo Mejico (05 96 60 60 21) - Mexican specialties served in a entertaining atmosphere. Discover a wide range of mojitos at the Mojito Bar. Muy caliente !

-  OTHER SERVICES

-  Luxiane Car (06 96 24 86 30) specializes in providing a tailormade car rental service and is there to make your arrival as easy and trouble free as it can be : on-line reservation of your vehicle according to your needs, on-time delivery (airport, hotel, port or marina).

LE CARBET

-  EATING OUT

-  Le Petibonum (05 96 78 04 34) - Guy and his team welcome sailors for a Caribbean lunch on their new beachfront deck. Pleasure for the taste buds and good humor are what make this place so special...there's a little flair of St Barths floating in the air... You can moor your boat directly in front of the restaurant and enjoy all the fun that Petibonum offers... and even more ! Ice and water available. Reservations recommended (VHF 16). 

-  1643 (05 96 78 17 81) - Christine and Alain, the chef, invite you to savor their refined cuisine while enjoying their beautiful terrace set a few steps from the Butterflies Park. 
Scallop with Noilly Prat (brandy)

SAINT-PIERRE
14º44.5'N, 61º10.7'W


The anchorage at Saint-Pierre extends more than a mile north and south of the town dock. Anchor close to the beach along the waterfront to find shallow water.

ASHORE

Explore the ruins of the Eglise du Fort, the first church on the island, destroyed in 1902. Dive the wrecks sunk in the bay after the eruption of Mount Pelée.

The Depaz Distillery - About a half hour walk uphill from the anchorage.

Saint-Pierre Location (05 96 78 35 58) - This family business based in Saint-Pierre for more than 30 years offers local service in its 2 sales offices (in St Pierre and Lamentin), at the airport, Fort-de-France Port and the dock in St Pierre. They have a vast range of 4 to 9 seats vehicles at attractive rates all year round and offer a shuttle service to pick you up. Make your reservations via their Call Center 05 96 77 88 91 or online www.saintpierrelocations.com.

-  ATLANTIC COAST

Extending over 3 square miles between Larose peak in the south and Rouge peak in the north, Havre du Robert is a vast bay protected by a dozen of islands. At the end of the bay, Le Robert, a small fishing village will show yachtsmen another facet of Martinique. The water of Le Robert is an ideal site for coastal cruising, yawl races and regattas.

Clément Estate Domaine de l'Acajou - (Le François 05 96 54 75 51) - www.habitation-clement.fr open daily 9am-6pm (1 1/2-2 hour tours, last admission 5pm), free English audio-guide available. Take a relaxing walk around the beautiful property of Clément, visit a perfectly restored family mansion, discover an old rum factory including the aging barrels. Or, stroll through the botanic garden and enjoy the palm grove and the island's unique tropical vegetation. Contemporary art exhibitions complete the attractions.

JM Distillery (Fonds Préville - Macouba - Open Mon-Sat, 9am- 5pm ). On the edge of Martinique, in a lush green setting, JM distillery occupies the bottom of the valley of the River Roche. Since the 19th century, rhum agricole has been made here from pure sugar cane juice. The magic of JM rum derives from its alliance with the exceptional water of Mount Pelée, along with the mystery of its long aging process in oak barrels.



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