Book cheap hotels in Martinique

Everyone’s heard of the West Indies, the Caribbean. Everyone thinks of beaches, clear turquoise sea, coconut palms and cold rum punches on hot days, but what is it really like. Come with us on a tour of Martinique and learn all about this scintillating french jewel in a glittering island chain. Let us introduce you to this unique island where France, America and Africa combine to form a unique culture that will astound you with it’s beauty, make you laugh at it’s originality and impress you with it’s sophistication. Whether you’re thinking of a sun drenched holiday, looking to invest in a growing European style economy or thinking of taking a year out working in the tropics, we have the information you need on this captivating island, collected by people who have lived and worked there for years.

Do you want to book an accommodation in Martinique? It is a wonderful destination. The country is very popular: a versatile nature, great restaurants, monumental buildings and a very warm culture. There are many different hotels. There are plenty of budget hotels from €94,00 per overnight stay. Are you booking a room in a central location? Then you pay an average of €239,00 per room. A holiday in the sun is very pleasant here. It is also a beautiful country in winter. Book your cheap hotel room in Martinique easily online. Compare our favorite hotel websites below and book your accommodation online.

CountryMartinique
Capital cityFort-de-France
Average hotel room price€174,00
Official languageFrench
CurrenciesEuro (EUR)
Favorable travel timeFebruary to April
Number of inhabitants367.507
Land area1128 km2
Time zoneGMT-4
Leading airlineAmerican Airlines
Large Airport Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (IATA:FDF)
Government informationwww.martinique.gouv.fr

Before you leave
Are you planning your trip to Martinique? Good preparation is important! One of the most important cities is Fort-de-France. In the hotel you pay with Euro (EUR). The Martinican time zone is GMT-4. The official language: French. There are about 367.507 citizens in the country. Its total land area is 1128 km2. Some additional practical info: the mains voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the plug type is C / E. The international country code is +596.

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Nice regions for your hotel stay in Martinique

Martinique has different regions for a holiday. Choose one of the regions below. You will find more information and view the available hotel offer. Tip: also inquire about hotel accommodations in Nicaragua & Cape Verde.

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Geography

Martinique is situated near Central America in a chain of islands named the Lesser Antilles. The Caribbean Sea is off it’s south and west coasts and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east. The island’s closest neighbours are St Lucia to the south and Dominica to the north. The island is 65 km long and it’s width varies between 10 and 26 km. The coastline changes constantly between cliffs, headlands, black sand beaches, hills and white sand beaches with many small islands offshore. The highest point of the island is Mont Pelée in the north which rises above the surrounding mornes to provide some spectacular views from it’s summit at 1397 m. Slightly to the south are the four Pitons of Carbet of which the highest is 1207 m. In the north of Martinique, where it is very humid, is the tropical rain forest where there are many hardwood trees such as Mahogany and Gum, also many different species of fern, various tropical flowers, Bamboo and lots of rivers. The only large flat area of the island is the central Lamentin plain where the large fields of sugar cane are grown. This is also the most densely populated and industrialized area of the island. It is driest in the south near Ste Anne and Ste Luce where there are many white sand beaches. Frangipani trees, Cacti and Balsa trees decorate the rolling green hills to create attractive panoramic views.

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Data about public transportation in Martinique

Martinique has an excellent public transport system. A good domestic airport is Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport. This is a very nice airport. The national airline company is American Airlines. They offer various destinations. You can also book a last minute deal. Via www.martinique.gouv.fr you can read extra details regarding: city tax (tourism), public transport and residence permits (visas) and passports.

Normal hotel rates

Martinican hotel prices can vary quite a bit. You can view the expected rates in the following table.

Hotel classPrices
Budget hotel room€94,00
Average room€174,00
Luxury accommodation€239,00
Weekend trip€522,00
Eating (per person)€39,00
Normal rates for an hotel stay in Martinique

Climate & Weather Forecasts July 2024

Martinique is a wonderful country. The country has a Wet equatorial climate. The standard annual temp. is 28,0 degrees Celsius °C. In winter it is a bit colder. It is then (on average) about 25,0 degrees Celsius °C. It is warmer in the summer period. Arround 28,0 degrees Celsius. In the schedule below you get an impression of the weather of the coming days.

Nature of the Island

Martinique was originally called Madinina, island of flowers. It is a name which is still appropriate today. An island of vivid colours, the variety of which can only be matched by the number of different plants, trees and flowers which can be found in the most unusual places. Many of their names are known worldwide to botanical collectors and those who appreciate beautiful flowers and delicious tropical fruit. Hibiscus, coconut palms, anthuriums, sugar cane, orchids and the humble banana are familiar to everyone but there are many others, just as beautiful or useful, that are known and appreciated only by the Martiniquais. We like to introduce you to a few of the lesser known and more unusual aspects of Martinique’s plant families:

  • GINGER: A spice known and appreciated by cooks around the world which comes from the root of the Ginger plant. It grows to a height of approximately 2 metres and the young plants, complete with roots, grow from the large attractive flower itself.
  • CHEESE TREE: The trunk of this tall, hardwood tree is covered in sharp thorns. It is traditionally known as being associated with witchcraft and sorcerers.
  • FRANGIPANI: This tree is bare of leaves and fairly unattractive for most of the year but when the delicate flowers bloom they have a fantastic scent and are often used to make local perfumes.
  • SUGAR CANE: A very useful form of grass used in Martinique for making sugar and thereby rum. Before harvesting it has to be scorched to kill the many insects sheltering amongst it’s leaves. Sugar cane is related to the Pampas grass seen in many gardens. During the slavery era sugar cane was used as a form of toothbrush and nowadays is often given to children to chew as a treat. The juice has a unique and pleasant flavour and is best drunk chilled with a slice of lime.

The culture

Martinique’s culture has evolved from French, African and Indian influences. The official language is French but Creole is generally spoken amongst the local people. The Creole language was born during the slavery era (1640 – 1848). It was the slaves themselves that created this language in defiance of their masters. During the 1950’s the mayor of Fort de France, Aime Cesaire, launched a philosophical movement named “La Negritude” to retrace Martinique’s ancestral links with Africa. The official flag in Martinique is the French tricolour but there is another flag often used to represent the island. It is composed of a light blue background with a white cross and four white snakes, one in each quadrant. This flag can be seen in the top right hand corner of this page, used to represent the Creole language. Its origins lie in the years when Martinique and St Lucia were English. Religion plays an important role in the islands culture. Catholicism is the most practised as can be seen at any packed village church on a Sunday. A very important occasion in the local calendar is the “Chante Noel”, a Martinican Christmas carol concert that is organised in villages, homes, amongst friends and even in bars during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Many other forms of religion are practised amongst the local population including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Rastafari and Bahai.

Tourism in Martinique

That is not limited to large luxury hotels and white sand beaches. Whatever your budget and your preferred leisure activities you will find something to please you in Martinique. For those who prefer the outdoor life, there are few restrictions on camping in the open and it is not unusual to find people sleeping in a hammock on a beach under a star studded sky, lulled by the gentle waves breaking on the shore. There are also organised campsites equipped with tents, shower and locker facilities and many attractive picnic sites, hiking trails and parks. tunnel on the ‘trace des jesuites road’Regarding leisure facilities; pony trekking, golf, scuba diving and many other activities are provided by reputable clubs. If you like sailing, windsurfing or sports fishing then you will be spoilt for choice.

Food need not be expensive as there are many local supermarkets and restaurants even in the more touristic areas. Being a French island, even the small village shops are stocked with a large variety of different foods, local, European and American. French cuisine, renowned worldwide, can be enjoyed in many of the larger restaurants together with Creole, Chinese, Indian and Italian specialities. People who go on holiday to simply relax away from the stress and worries of daily life have a wide ranging choice of accommodation between large luxury hotels with lots of entertainment and excellent facilities, small family run hotels often equipped with kitchenettes and privately rented houses used as weekend/holiday retreats by their local owners.