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The island, Martinique

by John Edgar Wideman

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Published by National Geographic in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Martinique
    • Subjects:
    • Wideman, John Edgar -- Travel -- Martinique.,
    • Martinique -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Edgar Wideman.
      SeriesNational Geographic directions
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF2081.2 .W53 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxx, 167 p. :
      Number of Pages167
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3565339M
      ISBN 100792265335
      LC Control Number2002037962

      Diamond Rock (French: rocher du Diamant) is a metre-high ( ft) basalt island located south of "Grande Anse du Diamant" before arriving from the south at Fort-de-France, the main port of the Caribbean island of uninhabited island is about 3 kilometres ( mi) from Pointe Diamant. The island gets its name from the reflections that its sides cast at certain hours of the day, wh. About Martinique. When Columbus first saw Martinique, it was called Madinina - the island of flowers. It was populated by Caribs. In , the first French settlers arrived and founded what would become Martinique's capital, St. Pierre. However, the British took control of the island .

        Thus the Martinique guidebook was born. I used my year abroad as an opportunity to research and bring forth all the knowledge I could in the form of an 80 page e-book to the island. I spoke with locals, tried different restaurants and did the incredibly exhausting job of finding the best beaches on the island. The Rocher du Diamant o Diamond Rock is a picturesque volcanic island, metres high, off the southern point of Martinique facing the later named Diamond Beach. A sheltered habitat for many varieties of marine bird and renowned for its sea life it is above all remembered for events in its not too distant landed English sailors who constructed a rock fort, barracks and armory.

        Martinique has a lot of “hidden” gems because it’s an island of locals rather than tourists (more about this in my Guide to Martinique!), but even if you only hit the main tourist attractions you will be amazed. It’s funny because some of the best beaches in both Martinique and Guadeloupe are located in a city called Sainte Anne. An outpost of France in the Caribbean, Martinique brings fantastic cuisine to the table along with rhum agricole, the fragrant rum distilled directly from locally grown sugar cane. Small resorts here cater to a sophisticated clientele—mostly from France and Europe, but with a growing contingent of Americans attracted by discount airfares and the island’s unique blend of French, African.


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