Martinique is known for its abundance of natural wonders. Sparkling sea, lush jungle and seductive mix of impressive landscape. For those who wish to explore ecotourism, we have selected the best experiences and activities, always working with certified guides and professionals.
Maison Carib finds a way that tourism can be maintained long-term without harming natural and cultural environments.
When you join one of our expeditions, you won’t travel like an ordinary tourist. You’ll also explore unforgettable island environments. Always working with certified guides, get to see some unseen sites. Relax and let Mother Nature surround you.
Here are 21 incredible sustainable adventures around the island you can feel good about signing up for.
Make cassava at The Savannah of The Slaves
Gilbert Larose, a descendant of slaves, took it upon himself to educate people about the history of slavery on the island and to recreate the slave village.
DISCOVER THE MANGROVE ABOARD A MOLOKINI
The kayak is ideal for exploring the mysterious mangrove. Led by a guide, paddlers are immersed in nature and will discover an unexpected biodiversity of a major ecological interest.
SPEND THE DAY ON ILET OSCAR & HANG OUT WITH THE "IMPS OF DARKNESS"
After lunch, island hop to Ïlet Chancel, a protected island and home to the rare Iguana Delicatissima for a Robinson Crusoe-like experience.
GET A RIDE ON A TRADITIONAL BOAT TO THE BEST SNORKELLING SPOT ON THE ISLAND.
Anse Couleuvre and Anse Céron are two spots that are worth seeing. Nestled at the foot of cliffs and lush tropical forest, these wild beaches are bordered by pretty coral reefs, full of life.
MASTER THE ART OF YOLE SAILING WITH THE LOCALS.
Sail along Martinique's famous coast in a distinctly Caribbean style on this yole boat tour and sailing lesson. Choose to sit in the boat and enjoy the tour or try your hand at a sailing style unique to Martinique with the help of a professional sailor as your guide.
sleep in a bubble under the stars.
Visitors can experience something different from what they will find anywhere else on the island. Sleeping in a bubble in contact with nature, arranged in complete privacy and with a team totally dedicated to their service.
snorkel to the goddesses of the sea.
Northern Martinique, wild and mountainous, offers good opportunities to discover the local underwater life. In Saint-Pierre, at the foot of Mount Pelée, you can explore Manman Dlo, a monumental sculpture resting in front of a black sand beach.
STRAP INTO A GLIDER AND SEE MARTINIQUE FROM ABOVE.
Come paragliding. Sitting comfortably by side of a patented and experienced instructor, you can fly over the coast of Martinique peacefully. You will also have the opportunity to leave with the images of your flight to keep a souvenir of your baptism and share it with your friends.
FOLLOW THE MARTINICAN RUM TRAIL.
A self-guided tour of up to 10 distilleries located throughout the island. Each distillery welcomes visitors with insightful information on the island's unique rhum-agricole production methods and the role rum played in the history and culture of the island. All comes with free tastings.
TAKE A LOW IMPACT TOUR ON A CATAMARAN
One day excursion onboard a low-impact catamaran along the coast of Martinique or discovering the island of St. Lucia.
kick back at an ecotourist site & take part in the revival of the cocoa production.
A former sugar cane plantation estate dated from 1658, this Habitation is now an eco-friendly site located in the north of the island. One of the most beautiful places on the island because of its unique flora and fauna, including an Award winning 250 year old zamana tree.
HIKE TO ONE OF THE LARGEST WATERFALLs.
To explore this fantastic spot in Martinique, we can offer you different options. If you’re planning to come with your children, we can organise an easy excursion and a family-friendly adventure. However, if you’re an experienced hiker, we can also arrange a more demanding itinerary. It’s up to you! In any case, we’ll explore a beautiful natural area with luxurious vegetation and listen to the sound of birds.
ENTER THE GARDEN OF AN ARTIST: A mature botanical garden in THE rainforest
Created in 1982 by the landscape architect Jean-Philippe Thoze around his grandparents' Creole house, this garden covers no less than two hectares of land and boasts a fabulous array of tropical plants. A haven of peace and tranquillity where you can rest in the shade of a hut in between admiring magnificent tropical plants such as hibiscus, bromeliaceae, wild orchids, red palulu and porcelain roses along your way…
PRIVATE COOKING CLASS & RUM TASTING
French culinary tradition, Caribbean ingredients, West African influence, and Native American heritage all mingle to create the distinct flavour of Martinique's Creole cuisine. Learn about the cultural heritage of the island through its food during this hands-on cooking class.
WALK WITH MARTINIQUE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES.
Martinique offers pathways that will lead you into mahogany forest cathedrals, under red woods reaching up 40 metres, as well as rubber trees and giant ferns. These panoramas of the island itself, Martinique’s marvellous sea and her neighbouring islands cannot fail to inspire unique emotions in the visitor. Contact us for a tailor-made itinerary.
JOIN THE KITE SURFING CLINIC (FOR BEGINNERS, ADVANCED & ELITE SURFERS)
Discover this fashionable nautical sport in heavenly conditions! Pulled by a kite, slide on a turquoise sea. A more modern and sensational version of windsurfing. Whether you are a novice or an expert, we offer a course adapted to your own level.
COME FACE TO FACE WITH EXOTIC WONDERS
This quad ride is an opportunity to discover a new facet of the flower island. Dynamic and friendly instructors will make you discover Martinique like you never imagined you could see it. Mixing access to rugged and wild tracks with flatter and more acceleration-friendly tracks, the activity will delight you all long!
WALKING WITH OUR ANCESTORS
An Mao, the inheritance of the ancestors is a park situated right in the heart of the space in which lived runaways slaves then the former after the abolition of slavery. Through its gardens, and its attractions, it highlights their ancestral knowledges. Reveal the leading role that played certain trees, plants, legends and faiths in the sociocultural development of martinique.
EXPLORE BENEATH THE WAVES
Free diving is much more than a sport. It is a spiritual journey. If you have always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Joining this experience is the first step towards discovering why it is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves
CONQUER SULPHUR-BELCHING MOUNT PELÉE
Infamous for the super destructive eruption of 1902, Mount Pelée soars above the Caribbean clouds on the northern side of Martinique.
While officially semi-dormant, the peak has become an irresistible hiking spot for many outdoorsy types hitting to the island.
A trail can be found weaving up the sinewy ridges of the massif just outside More Rouge, and walkers can look forward to some unforgettable panoramas over Dominica in the distance.
GO OFF-BEATEN-TRACK TO THE GARDEN OF LES OMBRAGES
Hidden away between the misty jungles around L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, this off-the-beaten-track nature park is home to some of the most immersive backcountry in Martinique.
Wax up the walking boots and get out the hiking sticks and weave around groves of blooming calabash trees and Creole-inspired gardens.
Visitors can opt to take a guided tour of the site and learn all about the botanical richness of the region, along with the healing and medicinal powers of the various plants that thrive here.