Last evening in New York the new Commissioner of Tourism for Martinique, Mrs.Karine Rey-Camille, introduced a flag of press media representatives to the island’s 2011 face. Yes, there’s more to rum and cuisine on the island we learned. For one there’s acqua sports. More than 90 dive sites in a temperate sea where the average rests at 80-86 F. And with the Medinina Pass you can dive anywhere on the island for one low price. A good deal. Of course, for the fortunate few there’s world-class yachting, and sailboating.
Add snorkeling, windsurfing, body surfing and scuba diving. There’s also an Ecotourism program since more than 60 percent of the island is park land. It was recently dubbed ” Best Eco Island” in the Caribbean. For hikers there are over 30 trails totalling 80 miles through pristine beaches, bays, rainforests, and mountain terrain. If you’re adventurous try Mt.Pelee and the “Pompeii of the Caribbean” Mt. St. Pierre. But bring a guide with you. Or you can bikeride, kayake, or canoe or if you’re daring you can try your hand at canyoning by climbing a steep waterfall and jump off. Bon chance! For those of you with soft shoes you can smell the flowers, eh., the exploding bougainvilleas, as the island or “Medinina” – an acronym for “Isle of Flowers” – abounds everywhere. You’ll finds a vast majority here. Birds of Paradise, Golden Trumpets, Porcelain Roses, and more than 100 species of orchids. There’s also a variety of exotic birds, butterflies, and a legion of trees in many parts of the nearby rainforests.
Cannas, mahogony, magnolias, ferns,
bamboo, yellow mangroves, chestnuts, white gum are some you’ll find.
Martinique is very French where French, Creole and English are spoken. The capital is Fort- De- France. Total land miles is only 425 s
Major airlines fly to Aime Cesaire International Airport there from the U.S.
But you’ll need a U.S. passport to get there.
For more info on what Martinique has to offer contact the French Tourist Office in your city. In New York call 212-838.7800 Ext.981 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .