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Martinique’s Must-Visit Sailing Festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s greatest racing events is back for its 35th edition this year with Martinique’s one-of-a-kind Tour de Yoles sailing festival. The week-long event is a nautical competition unique to Martinique — and one …

VIDEO: Le Carbet, a Must-Visit Beach Hotspot in Martinique

 By Alexander Britell Martinique has no shortage of must-visit beach towns, from historic Saint Pierre to the up-and-coming destination of Le Diamant. But if there’s one beach town that exemplifies French Caribbean cool on this island, it’s Le Carbet, the …

The Caribbean’s Prettiest Towns

 Charming architecture; beautiful vistas; vibrant communities. There are some picturesque towns scattered across the Caribbean, the sort of places that seem to instagram themselves. These are the Caribbeans postcard-perfect towns, perfect for a very different kind of vacation or a wonderful day trip, …

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 Getting to one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating destinations is getting easier — and cheaper. Low-cost carrier Norwegian is launching two new routes to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, and they’ll be among the region’s lowest fares. Beginning Oct. …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SAINT-PIERRE — IN THE shadow of the volcano, St Pierre is silent. It is 3 o’clock in this corner of Martinique, once a bright cosmopolitan light of the West Indies. …

 It was once the “Little Paris of the Caribbean.” Saint Pierre, Martinique, at the end of the 19th century, was arguably the most cosmpolitan of all the cities of the Caribbean. That all changed, however, in 1902, when Martinique’s Mount …