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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to the French Islands

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. FRENCH …

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How to Get to Martinique FWI

Airports and airlines: Aime Cesaire International Airport (FDF) has direct flights from Miami on American Airlines, and is also served by Air Caraibes, Air France, Corsair, and Air Canada. Regional service on Air Antilles Express and LIAT. Cruise ports: Fort de France is on the upmarket cruise list for Princess, Seabourn, Carnival, Holland America, and Oceania. Yachting: Large charter base …

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How to Get Around Martinique

Car rentals are abundant at the airport, but quality varies enormously so stick with a recognizable name. Be warned that traffic congestion in some areas, such as Fort de France, can be soul-sapping. Taxis cover the main routes but are prohibitively expensive considering the availability of minibuses (marked with TC) which zip across the island from Fort-de-France to popular tourist …

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Where to Stay in Martinique

7,700 rooms, 55% Overview Most of the resorts are around St. Anne, St. Francois and Trois Ilets, such as the well-received Club Med in St. Anne and Plein Soleil in St. Francois. Deals One of the most expensive islands in the Caribbean, so don’t expect to find too many savings. The cheaper hotels around Fort de France are on the …

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What to Eat & Drink in the French Islands

At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the …

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