Martinique in Pictures
I haven’t posted about our adventures here in Martinique in a bit, so I thought I would share Martinique in Pictures. After all, seeing this beautiful island is believing how lovely and quaint it is, really. We really are loving it here. We’re finding restaurants we enjoy. We’ve met some wonderful people. The beaches are fantastic. What’s not to love?
Okay, really, there is always something that isn’t awesome about a place. Martinique is a colony of France, which puts them in the European Union, even though they are all the way out here in the Caribbean. That comes with some prices that are quite high for food and probably fuel, but I haven’t filled our car up, so I’m not sure on that one. I don’t think rent is any higher than places like this in the rest of the world, but the rules on owning land are difficult for someone not from Martinique.
In my opinion, as someone who will be here for a relatively short period of time, the good out weighs the bad. As I said above, the beaches are fantastic. Let’s face it, I’m all about the beach. We live about 300 meters up a hill from the beach, so anytime I can get in the water, I’m a happy camper. We’ve also found some beaches around the island that we really love. The beach in the photo above is the last beach on our side of the island and it is a great place to snorkel. We’ve also recently found a beach on the south end of the island that has the most beautiful sand.
There are also things to explore beyond the beach. There is a tropical rain forest on the island, with a volcano at the top of the mountain. Once the humidity decreases some, I’d love to do some exploring there.
It seems like there are events a lot of the time too. In August there was a boat race that ran for a week and went all the way around the island. We saw the beginning and end of the race and it really drew the people in. I didn’t actually know there were that many people here. So crazy!
The plant life is great to see and also the way big expensive hotels are right next to tiny, older homes. This little house sits right next to a huge, fancy hotel. Both sit on a tiny beach.
We have had a little struggle finding restaurants we liked, but we have had some great luck lately. We like to go to dinner every week or two and it’s a lot better if the food is good.
There are things to explore all over the island, like this monument to some slaves who were brought to the island in 1830. Their boat wreaked and some were lost. It’s a pretty moving sculpture.
There are also small fishing villages all over the island like this one. They are all pretty similar. I love the colors of the homes that dot the villages. I’d love to paint my house a bright color, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t go over too well where I live.
As you can see, there are lots of things to enjoy about Martinique. I’m not living in a vacuum, thinking everything is perfect. However, I love looking for the good in places. If you’d like to read more detailed posts about our explorations in Martinique, I have another blog that is more travel orientated and detailed. It’s called Pebble Pirouette and you can get there by clicking on the red words.
What else do you want to know about Martinique? Let me know and I will see what I can find out. I love getting comments and questions.