How to Fly to Martinique for $79

It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either.

And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for one-way fares starting at $79.

Les Anses d’Arlet.

It’s part of low-cost European carrier Norwegian’s “Get French Kissed By the Sun” package, which applies to flights in October, November and December.

Norwegian operates flights to Martinique out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Providence’s TF Green Airport.

A room with a private plunge pool at the Plein Soleil hotel in Martinique.

Even better? The carrier is also offering the same fare on flights from those Northeastern hubs to the other French department in the Caribbean, the archipelago of Guadeloupe.

They’re fares as cheap as any you’ll find on a major carrier in the Caribbean right now.

You’ll have to find the right dates, as fares tend to range from $79 to $149 each way. (Click here for flight information)

So what’s Martinique like?

The French Caribbean island south of Dominica is one of the most developed countries in the Caribbean, with world-class European-standard infrastructure, high-level gastronomy and beautiful stretches of sand.

The town of Saint Pierre, with the imposing and beautiful Mont Pelee volcano in the background.

Perhaps most importantly, it’s the de facto Caribbean capital of rum, with 11 distilleries on an island of less than 400,000 people that’s created the Route des Rhums, the Bordeaux of rum.

A sugar cane field at the Depaz plantation in Martinique.

But Martinique is a host of destinations in one island, from the vibrant urban hub of Fort-de-France to the town of Saint Pierre, the site of a massive volcano eruption in 1902 that has turned it into the Pompeii of the Caribbean.

In other words, it’s one of the Caribbean’s great destinations still largely undiscovered by US travelers.

And it’s never been cheaper to get there.

Heading to Guadeloupe? The island on the northern side of Dominica is a raw, lush archipelago perfect for island-hopping getaways (and with some great rum destinations of its own like Marie-Galante).

Terre de Haut, Guadeloupe.

You may want to check out the charming little island of Terre de Haut or the increasingly popular culinary hub of Deshaies (you may recognize it from the BBC show Death in Paradise).

 

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