What to do in Martinique

Martinique offers a wide range of outdoor activities including sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling as well as horse riding, hiking and mountain biking…

Scuba diving and snorkelling

Discover multi-coloured coral, turtles and sea horses on a choice of more than 20 dive sites around the island, including the popular sites at Diamond Rock, La Baleine and Cap Salomon.

Dive centres offer regular day and night dives as well as open-water PADI instruction. Snorkelling equipment is usually complimentary for hotel guests.


Paddle the shallow crystalline waters of Havre du Robert, exploring shallow lagoons, mangrove swamps, white-sand beaches and islets.

Deep-sea fishing Hook up a charter from one of several knowledgeable operators to chase tuna, barracuda, dolphin fish, kingfish, bonito and marlin.

Enquire at your hotel or check out the large marinas at Pointe du Bout, Le Marin and Le François.


Two-thirds of Martinique is a protected reserve. Choose from more than 30 marked trails that wind through lush forest to mountain peaks and rolling hills (called mornes), including Carbet Peak (1188m), Vauclin (350m) and Diamant (420m).

Along the way, see tumbling waterfalls and wildlife such as multi-hued butterflies, hummingbirds, mountain whistlers and blackbirds. The Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique offers route maps and advice about all the walks and hill treks available.


Discover the wild and unspoiled beauty of Martinique’s interior on a canyoning adventure: hike into rainforest canyons then plunge down tumbling cascades into cool freshwater pools.

Horseback riding

Explore the island’s unique flora and fauna on a half-day ride through rolling green hills and sugar cane plantations and along white-sand beaches.

Several riding establishments offer short two-hour tours (longer rides are also on offer), with horses available for both novice and experienced riders.

Mountain biking

Hire a bike and tour the island’s scenic roads and trails independently or choose from a selection of guided tours that take in beaches, mountains and colonial-era plantations.


Tee-off from the 18-hole Golf de l'Impératrice-Joséphine at Trois-Ilets. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the course offers a challenging game across rolling green hills that overlook the sea.

More about Martinique…

Latest update: What to do in Martinique: 7 May, 2022