The American Air Line’s
non-stop flight out of JFK has been terminated for the winter; but,
Delta Air Lines has picked up the U.S. non-stop service departing out of
Atlanta every Saturday. Also, beginning February, American Eagle will
offer daily service out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Those of you who prefer the
Club Med life style will love their recently opened $60 million luxurious
Club Med Buccaneer’s Creek Resort. Consider splashing about in a 5,000
square-foot pool; lounging in a plush bed or perhaps using the decadent Club
Med spa or state-of-the-art fitness facilities. It sounds like the makings
for a good vacation…
Not interested in Club Med,
no problem. The island has over 6,000 hotel rooms spread among 160
properties from budget to deluxe. Here are a few other hotel options to
The Relais & Chateaux Cap
Est Lagoon Resort & Spa not only has the longest name for a hotel but is the
island’s only four-star deluxe hotel. Conde Nast Traveler named it as one
of the 80 best new hotels in the world in 2004. If you don’t want to swim
with the hoi polloi they offer 35 deluxe suites with private swimming pools.
About a half hour from Le
Lamentin International Airport in the Atlantic Coastal town of Francois is
the boutique lodging of Maison d’Hotels Plein Soleil. It is considered
the hotel to relax or perhaps to break up the visit with excursions to a
couple of nearby islets.
For a discerning few the 12
room Domaine Saint Aubin on the Northern Atlantic Coast offers fine manor
living in its Louisiana-style hotel with Napoleon the 3rd
Perhaps the trendy Sofitel
Bakoua is more your type with 198 ocean view rooms fit for both leisure and
business travelers. The Sofitel is located on the outskirts of
Fort-de-France. As an aside, the Karibea Hotels as one of the more popular
choices is quite tuned into the many leisure activities of its guests.
Here’s a hook for golfers.
The Martinique Golf Club stands alone. So alone, it’s the only golf course
on the island.
The Martinique website is
Martinique Promotion Bureau telephone number is: 212/838-7800 ext. 228.
There are several island air sites to check out for rates and reservation
information, such as,
U.S. and Canadian citizens
will need a passport of course, but a visa is not required. Citizens of
other countries should verify if there is a visa requirement.