Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airport: (FDF) Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport. Large modern terminal building.
Airport to: Fort-de-France-10 km. Pointe du Bout-20 km. Sainte Anne-35 km. Sainte Pierre-42 km..
Gateways/Flying Times: There are no direct flights from the UK, but connections can be made with Air France or others companies ( XL Airways, Air Caraibes, Corsair ) which fly direct from Paris. British Airways, bmi and Virgin Atlantic fly from the UK to St Lucia with onward connections on Air Caraibes to Lamentin International Airport (FDF). Paris: 7 hours. London to St.Lucia: 8 hours.
The mean temperature averages about 79 degrees F. Average humidity 75%. Like in the all the Caribbean area, The rainy season is from the end of August to October. Approximate sunrise-0530. Approximate sunset-1815.
Restaurants available-Local. Fast food. French. Gourmet. International. Chinese. Creole cuisine. Vietnamese. Oriental. Service charge is usually added to the bill, otherwise tipping is at your discretion. Dress code is casual.
French is the official language. Creole is spoken locally. English is spoken in the tourist areas.
Martinique’s two casinos, Casino de la Batelière Plaza located just north of Fort-de-France and Casino des Trois Ilets, offer slots, blackjack, roulette and more. Patrons must be 18; dress is casual. Whether you experience a Creole-inspired dance performance or an upbeat nightclub with techno beats, a visit to Martinique almost always includes a little – or a lot of – partying : Discos. Nightclubs. Cabarets. Dinner/dances. Theaters. Casinos at Trois Ilets and at Bateliere Plazza. Cinemas. Live Music..
Fort-de-France, the capital city. La Pagerie, birthplace of Martinique’s most famous daughter: Josephine, Napoleon’s Empress. Diamond Rock. Botanical Gardens where you can admire over a thousand varieties of tropical and local plants. Cockfights. St Pierre and the ruins from eruption of Mt. Pelee, the Pompeii of the New World. Volcanological museum. Castle DuBuc. Mont Pelee.
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