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We saw quite a few turtles near the shore without swimming deep into the sea. It was a quite fun experience. Parking is hard to find. We arrived at 10am but still had to park far away and walked quite some time before reaching the...More
My hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this snorkeling location. It is by far one of our favorite things we like to do in the Caribbean. The water was clear and easy to see fish and coral formations. I would definitely come back.
This is a lovely beach, very clean and clear water. Ideal for snorkeling. We saw turtles and several types of fish (to the very right of the beach where the rocks are.
The beach has a cafe/restaurant.
The only downside is that it becomes very...More
Anse Dufour and anse Noir are 2 beaches worth visiting if you want to snorkle. Be ready for crowds so even finding place for putting your towel will be difficult. We went there afternnoon just before sun went down and people were already leaving so...More
Anse Dufour and Anse Noir are both at the end of a long windy road on the West coast of Martinique. I had reviews saying it's best to get there early...and I would agree. We got to the small parking lot at 9am and took...More
Good road in, parking depends on how early you arrive or pot luck later, stone steps or pathway down to small bay, nice restaurant, basic toilets, sandy crowded beach, tour boats also call in, reasonable snorkel opportunities and we saw several turtles on all 3...More
Kinda what it says in the title. Busier than neighbouring Noir beach but with better visibility. Fewer jellyfish and more wildlife.
We swam a short way out and saw sea snakes various fish and a young green turtle. All in crystal clear water.
We arrived at Anse Dufour a little after 8Am and still had to park behind about 30 cars that were already parked on the steep hillside leading to the beach. It is a beautiful, but small beach that had snorkeling on the right side. It...More
We enjoyed excellent snorkeling at Anse Dufour. The beach was smallish and rather crowded, but there was a nice sandy entrance to the water, and the snorkeling area was large enough not to feel crowded. Water calmness and clarity were outstanding, and there were many...More
The beach is small but lovely, not too many boats. This was my first time snorkelling and it was great fun. The north side of the bay had some coral and lots of small and medium sized fish. It was very rewarding. I didn't try...More
You can hire a water taxi to the beach. Or join a group snorkeling boat trip. Taxis are very expensive and all the beaches are on the lee side of the island which makes it easy to travel between them by private water taxi.
Trip report, adventurous family of 5 from March 18-25, 2017 (6 Replies)
Wow! That's all we can say. Martinique is a gem and something that everyone should enjoy at some point in their lives. It's like someone moved Maui to the Caribbean and added some French/Creole flair to it. Quickly about us. We're forty, with two girls (10 & 4) and also traveled with our French daughter who is 21 now (former exchange student). We're laid back and love an adventure. We typically don't do 'beachy' vacations because we get bored. Anyway, even with all of that, we loved...More
March 27, 2017|
Hi! Thanks for your lovely post. I'm from Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be going with my 16 year old son in a couple months. We appreciate all the tips. Thanks again.
Trip report 1/5/18-1/11/18 (3 Replies)
Our family trip to Martinique was unexpected. We had planned a trip to Guadeloupe and we're scheduled to fly Norwegian from Providence, RI on January 4th. There was a blizzard that day and I received a text that our flight was cancelled and we could get e refund or rebook for another date. I called and asked if the flight would be rescheduled and they repeated that I could get a refund or rebook for the next flight to Guadeloupe which was on Sunday. I got off the phone and discussed with...More
January 13, 2018|
Great report, thanks. Planning on driving to saint salines beach several times from Trois liets , what was the driving time if you don't mind? Thanks.
Le Marin- how long by car to Diamant and Anse D'Arlets? (4 Replies)
My husband and I are going to Martinique for the first time and staying in Le Marin - out of the way of tourists but on the main road to reach Les Salines and other spots. We can see the distances on google maps but wondering if the roads on this island are like roads in other Caribbean islands -twisty, hilly and made for slow cruising to see the sights. We are trying to find out how long it really takes to drive to Salines, Diamant, Anse Dufour, Anse D'arlets, Trois Islets and other spots in...More
November 02, 2010|
Hi there, All DOMTOM islands (French foreign territory) have considerable better roads than the independent (English or Spanish speaking) places. Around Fort de France it's even by and large 4 lane highways, and in the more hilly areas the road quality is more French Cote d' Azur level than e.g. Dominica or Saint Lucia. Cannot help with the exact timings, but around Fort de France by taxi we easily reached 50-75 km/h and that's almost double of the average speed in e.g. Dominica. All...More