South Island Tour
No crowded buses or long lines for you to endure on this tour, enjoy the exclusive small group size of no more than eighteen guests in your transportation! Offering a contrasting diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated. Boasting exquisite beaches, nature hiking, rich culinary experiences and an array of activities, this island is full of rich cultural life.
Enjoy a scenic, comfortable ride through the beautiful Martinique countryside as you make your way to Les Trois Ilets, a popular pottery village located on a former Jesuit monastery. Take a few minutes to watch the artists form and paint their wares then pick your favorite piece to take home. Discover other local products such as handmade soap manufactured from local fruits and plants as well as local spices, liquers and French pastry.
Continue to Les Anses d'Arlet cove where you can swim, snorkel or just lay on the fine, white sand and soak in the sun. While at the beach you can also examine the renovated bell tower at the oceanside church.
From there you will travel to a viewing point for observing Diamond Rock, a 176-meter-high volcanic islet that earns its name due to the way the sunlight makes it look like a precious stone. Be sure to have your camera available!
At Cap 110 you will see a 15-bust memorial that represents the slave trade between the Americas, Europe and Africa. Make a courtesy rest stop in a local market where you can try local fruits, spices and other exotic flavors.
No visit to Martinique would be complete without a sampling of its famous rum, and you will have your chance at Trois Rivieres Distillery. This decades-old rum producer is well known for its popular white and aged vintage rums. Savor the taste and warmth of the rum as its glides smoothly down then pick up a bottle - or two or three - before your return ride back to the port.
This tour is the perfect introduction to the art, history, beauty and culture of Martinique and an ideal excursion for those guests with any walking difficulties. What are you waiting for? Reserve your spot today.
Please Note: The local market is closed on Mondays and the Rum Distillery is closed on Sundays.
Reviewer: Dale Wereschuk
Tour was good. Seen a lot, played in the water for a short time. Washrooms were not available at every stop! USA currency was not accepted everywhere we toured, we had a credit card which helped.