Martinique Adventure, Activities, Things to do
Martinique adventures and activities at a glance
There are certainly plenty of Martinique adventure and leisure activities available on the island which will help to burn off calories gained from savouring the delicious French cuisine. There is a free guide, published in both French and English, which lists everything that is going on in Martinique, so pick one up when you arrive on the island – it’s called the Choubouloute.
Hiking is popular in Martinique – in the rainforest, up the volcano, along deserted beaches. If you’re fit, tackle the Mont Pelee volcano, but don’t go without a guide, it is tough going. There are plenty of easier hikes too. There are around 31 hiking trails published in a French guidebook which you can purchase on the island.
You can also play golf (a Robert Trent Jones Snr course); tennis is also popular. You can go mountain biking, on motorcycle tours, quad and buggy racing, and horseback riding. There is an inflatable aquatic family play park; dolphin, orcas and whale spotting boat trips, and mangrove eco-tour kayaking experiences as well as guided boat trips of the mangroves.
For the adventurous… try parasailing and flyboarding. There are also safari tours, Segway tours, paintball adventures, caving, rappelling and plenty of canyoning sites (from very easy to technical and physical). For less active adventures, go birdwatching, to a butterfly garden and botanical gardens, and sail away on a catamaran sea tour.
As you would expect in the Caribbean, there is kitesurfing, Scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, boating and boat trips. Try kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding SUP, surfing and bodyboarding, fishing and big game fishing. There are a number of fitness centres dotted around the island, many offer special rates for visitors to the island.
Other Caribbean Adventure Guides
As well as Martinique adventure activities do check out other adventures and activities in the region, country by country, in the main Caribbean Adventure Travel Guides section.
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Images on this Martinique Adventure, Activities, Things to do page are copyright of Luc Olivier for the Martinique Tourist Board, Atout France, IAGTO (accommodation), www.linda-jackson.co.uk