The beating heart of the French Caribbean, this city is ripped right out of a movie set, with a fascinating mix of bakeries, restaurants, shops and rum bars. It’s also a great jumping off point to see the rest of Martinique, particularly the beach town of Trois-Ilets just across the bay (with regular ferry service).
What You Must Do:
Stay at the Simon Hotel
Eat at La Table de Marcel
Drink at Le Vieux Foyal (and don’t miss the Thursday night biguine sessions)
Experience the cafe at the historic Imperatrice hotel and a visit to the La Favorite distillery.