we had a double anniversary coming up and were looking for a place , location both new and exciting , and found Martinique.
somewhat above normal budget , but well... worth every EUR !
we stayed the 2nd week at the BriseMarine in Saint Luce , a small fishertown in the south , and the hotel is apartementlike , best seen on the internet , and absolutely recommended for anyone who looks for a quality but not sooo expensive stay.
apartements are self-contained , that is there is no restaurantr on the premises but several within 10minutes pleasant walk . likewise , you mist bring and prepare your breakfast . if you want breakfast served , you must go to a hotel proper. lots of french prefer it this way and some of the clientele spent their entire day on the verandahs overlooking the caribbean sea.... nice enough true but one would miss so much in this lovely island.
one needs a CAR to got the other places , as there is a shortage of public transport . we got one at eur200 per week at Jumbo cars .
evenings on the verahdah , in shorts , with a bottle of Depaz , sugar , lime and some icecubes..bliss.
the place was spot-clean , and there is always someone at the reception to help . english spoken as well , with a french accent . and french , of course.