Les Anses d’Arlet
Far from major southern roads, this fishing village has become a holiday resort sought for its tranquillity.
Located 10 minutes from Anses d’Arlet, Diamond Rock is a small uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea to the southwest of Martinique, two kilometers from the tip of the Diamond, in the St. Lucia channel. The island is named after its general form, tip and beveled, as well as reflections of its rockwalls at certain hours of the day, evoking those of a gemstone. This gave its name to the town facing it on the coast.
The cliff that extends below the water offers an exceptional diving site with remarkably clear waters.
The most famous mountain in the south of Martinique. Its characteristic silhouette is visible from the entire southern coast of the island, combined with the equally famous Diamond Rock. Located on the town of Diamond, right by the sea, Morne Larcher is an ancient extinct volcano rising up to 478m. The shape and the relief of the mountain and its surroundings, earned it the nickname of “lying woman.” If the top is not accessible to walkers because of its inextricable vegetation, it is however possible to mount up to 400m above sea level to offer a spectacular view of the bay and the rock and on the south coast of Martinique to Sainte Anne. Its rise is short but tough in heat and maximum moisture. The view on the Diamond Bay is the hiker’s reward, we can add a salutary bathing on the beach of Petite Anse. Possibility of paragliding.
Start height: 10m; arrival: 402m
Trailhead to « anse cafard » (10 minutes from the town) or « petite anse » (5 minutes)
Use your stay to visit the tropical coastal forest of the Martinique.you’ll enjoy the great variety of vegetation and animals there, a true nursery mixing fish, birds, crabs, etc.
You will discover the mangrove and its trees, as well as the diversity of the aquatic forest.
This sugar factory of eighteenth century, completely restored, was the place of birth of Josephine de Beauharnais. Extensive housing more than 500 hectares, formerly known as “Little Guinea”, up to three hundred slaves will be exploited for the production of cocoa, cotton and sugar cane. In the museum established in 1929 are kept about 200 different objects, maiden bed made out of Courbaril wood, Napoleon’s letters, portraits, furniture and memorabilia that belonged to him.