Additional information about surrounding area and attractions:
Come and experience a taste of France in the warm Caribbean. Part of the Windward Island chain and nestled between the islands of St. Lucia and Dominica, it sits about half way between North and South America, and is served by many major airlines. One of which is Norwegian Airlines, mentioned above, so if you are coming from the northeast you must check out their site and profit from these unprecedented fares.
Far away, yes but home to one of the best infrastructures in the Caribbean, as Martinique is still a French Department and benefits from that relationship. As a result we have great roads, hospitals, doctors, supermarkets, (with French foods and wine), and bakeries 5 minutes away for breakfast treats.
In our small village of Tartane there are tiny grocery stores, a gas station, several restaurants and cafes and some small marches where you can buy local fruits and vegetables. You can also buy fresh fish daily caught by the fisherman of the village.
It is located at the very tip of the peninsula we call the "Caravelle" which is the French name used to describe the ships used by Christopher Columbus who discovered the island in 1502.
Directly in front of the house is our beach which we call "Surfer's Beach", and as you can see from the pictures of the surf, it is a name well chosen, although it is not the only surf spot on the island. There are several other spots on the east coast and others on the northwest. In May of 2015,16 and now in 2017 Martinique has hosted a WQS surfing event at the surf break of Basse Pointe where some of the best surfers in the world competed. There is also a SURF SCHOOL within walking distance where you can learn to surf and if you already know how you can rent boards there.
Directly east, a few steps away, is the largest nature preserve on the island where you can hike and explore, visit secluded beaches, and discover the Light House with a view that will take your breath away and the Chateau Dubuc, the ancient ruins of farming family pioneers, who at one time owned the entire peninsula where they produced sugar cane for export to Europe.
There are hikes for all levels in the preserve from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
For hiking nuts, Mount PELE awaits to the north. It sits at an altitude of 1397 meters and is well known for its eruption in 1902 that destroyed the capital (at the time) of St. Pierre killing 30,000 inhabitants. Hikes near the volcano can range from a few hours to all day depending on your stamina. It's an unforgettable day trip.
You must also visit the current capital of historic Fort de France where there are shops like Roger Albert, and others as well as impressive sights to see. One is the Schoelcher library, designed and built by Gustave Eiffel the constructor of the Eiffel tower.
To the south are the beautiful beaches of Diamant and St. Anne offering a less mountainous version of Martinique, and white sand beaches. To the west are the black sand beaches of the Caribbean side of the island and the town of St. Pierre, with all its history and volcanic ruins.
Additional information about amenities:
The studio and garden are well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and eat with all the gadgets and utensils needed to create great meals. All linens and towels are provided with the exception of beach towels. There is an outside shower for when you return from the beach as well as surfboard racks for SURFERS. There is lots of decking, comfortable seating, hammocks to relax on as you look out on to the tropical garden with fruit trees, and humming birds to gaze upon.