Last updated: 1 April 2018
This Caribbean Island in the Lesser Antilles is an overseas French region. Famous for its rum distilleries, the island is called the rum capital of the world. It is also considered by many to have some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean. The streets are lined with expensive French restaurants, boutiques and retail outlets.

Josephine Empress to Napoleon was born on Martinique, and the house where she lived is now a museum.


The island has been blessed with abundant beauty from its powder white beaches, azure waters, a looming volcano and lush rainforests. The indigenous people who lived on this island at the time of its discovery by Columbus called it the Isle of flowers and it is clear why. The island is resplendent with the color and fragrance of orchids, frangipani, anthurium and hibiscus.

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