MARTINIQUE, THE MOST WINDWARD OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France, one of the safest, most beautiful bays in the Caribbean, has long been a favored port of call with yachtsmen and sailors. Over the years, as Martinique’s popularity in the yachting and sailing world has grown, marinas have opened in other parts of the island – at Pointe du Bout across from the capital, in Le Robert and Le François on the Atlantic, in Sainte-Anne down south, and, most notably, in Le Marin, also in the south, whose “Port de Plaisance” is now the island’s largest and best-equipped marina.
Martinique is a perfect destination to either start a vacation or to simply enjoy a one week sail around the island. You can indeed spend a whole week cruising the coasts of Martinique, from Sainte-Anne, the southernmost village to Saint-Pierre, famous for the 1902 volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée, sail near HMS Diamond Rock and explore the many wonders the island has along her shores.
Whether for bareboat rentals or crewed charter, many yachting companies based in Martinique offer various options.