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From Sainte-Marie, journey 70 kilometres to the northwest to reach Roseau, a prominent city. You can also go 85 kilometres to the south to spend some time at another great city, Castries.
Take a leisurely stroll and delight in the sights and sounds of the ocean at Reduit Beach or Diamond Beach.
There are some lovely natural sights around Sainte-Marie. Why not travel 35 kilometres to Diamond Rock? Alternatively, experience some of nature's finest artwork at Montravail Forest, 30 kilometres away.
One of the best ways to understand a place is to learn about its cultural sites. There are some top ways to do this here. Start at the Banana Museum or the Saint James Rum Museum.
Understand the area's history by visiting Habitation Fonds Saint-Jacques.
Caravelle Lighthouse and Chateau Dubuc are not far from the middle of La Trinite, 8 kilometres to the southeast. Looking for more? Saint-Joseph, 12 kilometres to the south of Sainte-Marie, has Palais de Justice and Fort Saint Louis.
The Franck-A.-Perret Museum, the Centre de Découverte des Sciences de la Terre and the Musée Volcanologique are all close to Fonds Saint Denis, 13 kilometres to the west. Need a few more reasons to visit? Ruins and Randonnee de la Trace des Jesuites aren't far away either.
To truly experience a destination is to taste the local food and drink, so get set to chomp, chew, slurp and sip your way around Martinique. The only thing you need to take with you is a big appetite!
Once you settle in and browse a menu at a café or restaurant, you'll soon discover that breadfruit and cassava are two ingredients popular in the local cuisine.
Don't miss the chance to sample stuffed crabs or colombo (cooked chicken, pork, beef curry). These well-loved dishes are highly recommended by the locals.
If a life without dessert is not a life you'd like to imagine, you should definitely spoil yourself with some fruit salad. This sweet treat sums up the area in just one mouthful.
Take advantage of your time in the air by practising a handful of phrases in French. 'Bonne journée !' translates to 'have a nice day'. Another one for the memory bank is 'Je viens de ...', which means 'I am from..'.
Like all good things, your time here must eventually come to an end. When it's finally time to head off, say "Au revoir / À bientôt" and spend your remaining holiday allowance on some keepsakes to take home.
Ready to fly back home? Pack up your bag, set the alarm and map out a route to Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP). It's around 180 kilometres to the north.
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