As we’ve regularly shown over the past few years, there are TONS of great reasons to visit the French Caribbean paradise that is Martinique.
An infectious mix of Creole and French sensibilities, endless adventure travel options, the Caribbean’s finest cuisine, even better and more impressive line-up of rhums, uniquely chic hotels (Remember this one with the treehouse suite?), great beaches like Les Salines (pictured above), and more make Martinique a top choice for any uncommon traveler all the time.
In 2015, though, two big new developments stand above the rest, making this THE BEST YEAR TO VISIT MARTINIQUE in quite some time…
Reason #1: It’s more affordable
As Martinique is an overseas department of France, the same euros that you’d need to buy a crepe at a cafe in Paris are what you’d need for a ti’ punch in Trois-Ilets. In recent years that’s posed a bit of a problem for budget travelers from the U.S., considering the euro’s been kicking tail against the U.S. dollar on global commodity markets for quite awhile.
So far in 2015, though, the euro has been plummeting in value versus the dollar. For U.S. travelers that means your money will go further on everything in Martinique – hotel accommodations, rental cars, all that amazing food and rhum; everything!
Reason #2: It’s about to get a lot easier to get there
Remember the new weekly nonstop American Airlines flights from Miami to Martinique that we told you about awhile back? Well, it seems AA has enjoyed getting to know Martinique’s charms so much that they’re about to expand their service to the island… BIG TIME.
As of June 5, 2015, American will start flying to Martinique four times per-week – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The news gets even better on December 17, 2015. That’s when American’s service to Martinique expands again, this time to six days per-week!
Oh oui, there’s never been a better time for U.S. travelers to get down to Martinique. Hope to see you there…