French passengers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the return date. Boarding will be refused to people arriving with a simple identity card. Foreign nationals are invited to check with their embassy about the regulations in force (visas required or not) according to their nationality. It is recommended to check with the Embassy of Saint Lucia, as a visa is required before departure.
The spoken language is French
The currency is the Euro and checks are generally not accepted. It is customary to leave a tip of 10 – 15% of the bill
The West Indies enjoy a mild tropical climate with an average temperature ranging from 24°C to 28°C throughout the year. The rainy season is during the summer months, but the sun is always present.
The time difference is 5 hours behind in winter and 6 hours behind in summer compared to France.
Martinique, a region of France, follows the same health regulations as France. It is recommended to be up to date with universal vaccinations such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis B, as well as hepatitis A if necessary.
The electricity voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz
Although the majority of Martiniquais are catholic, other religions are also present on the island
Martinique is an ideal destination for those who love relaxation and sports. With warm waters perfect for swimming, diving and water sports, as well as a variety of landscapes that invite hiking, mountain biking and canyoning, there is something for everyone. Among the most popular hikes, the one leading from Grand-Rivière to Prêcheur and Mount Pelee is particularly popular among hikers. Cockfighting is also very popular among the Martinican people. The city of Fort-de-France is also full of exceptional sites to visit, such as the St Louis Cathedral, the Schoelcher Library and its parks.
Celebrations and festivals
The Martinique Carnival, which takes place in February-March, is the most festive time of the year. The atmosphere is electric and the island vibrates to the sound of wild music. On May 8, in Saint-Pierre, a commemoration is organized in memory of the eruption of Mount Pelee. It is punctuated with cultural and musical events.