Martinique is an amazing yacht charter area. Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is one of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles group. Its eastern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean while its western coast is flanked by the Caribbean Sea. The island is 4 350 miles away from France, 1 950 miles from New York and 275 miles from the closest South American coastline. The closest neighbouring islands are to the north: Dominica, 16 miles away, Guadeloupe, 75 miles away, and to the south: Saint Lucia, 23 miles away. Martinique is equidistant from the coasts of Venezuela and Haiti/Dominican Republic (497 miles). A good place to start your yacht charter vacation around Martinique is Le Marine: fill your galley fridge with treats for your yacht charter holiday from the Parisian style bistros and fresh fish and vegetable markets. Sail up the coast in and around Martinique, the shoreline is just as spectacular and interesting as the sites onshore. Explore the trio of stunning coves at Les Anses-d'Arlets. Sail in the shadow of the towering fortress of Diamond Rock, the Caribbean Gibraltar rising 600 feet from the sea.
Enjoy the tranquillity of two miles of perfect sand on the southern beach of Grand Anse des Salines. Martinique is gaining increasing popularity as a top yacht charter destination and all the main types of yacht charter are available such as motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and off-course the ever increasing super yacht charter. Once you've exhausted the charming sites of Martinique, take your bareboat or crewed yacht charter in another direction. Experience the excitement of blue-water sailing to Dominica and Guadeloupe or to St. Lucia and the Grenadines. Le Marin just a short ride from the airport is the heart of Martinique's yacht charter industry, set at the end of a beautiful lagoon. Le Marin boasts all the facilities you could wish for: well-stocked chandleries, a supermarket for provisions and a variety of restaurants. You will find excellent French Creole cuisines throughout Martinique. Seafood includes fresh local crab, lobster and Conch, a large shellfish served from a barbecue or cooked in a delicious spicy sauce. Martinique rum is well known in the Caribbean and strongly recommended as the sun goes down - though beware - it is much more potent than its flavour suggests!