On September 16, Martinique received its 3rd UNESCO attribution for the volcanoes and forests of Montagne Pelée and the Pitons du Nord. Mount Pelée, an active but dormant volcano, is of significant importance for global biodiversity. In addition to being the cradle of modern volcanology following its deadly eruption on May 8, 1902, this entire geographical area is home to the Martinique allocate snake, and the Martinique oriole bird - both species in danger of extinction.
The first two UNESCO recognitions were awarded in 2020 for the round skiff, a traditional boat, and in 2021, by classifying the entire marine and terrestrial territory as a World Biosphere Reserve.
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MSC Seaside Cruise Ship - photo courtesy of MSC Cruises
Making its home in Martinique, the MSC Seaside will operate 7 and 14 day southern and northern Caribbean itineraries this winter 2023/24. Cruisers can choose from a wide range of activities and excursions to explore the beautiful island of Martinique. Hiking, kayaking, exploring Martinique’s rum distilleries, visiting the botanical gardens, and more. Canadians can fly directly into Fort-de-France on weekly Saturday Air Canada flights from Toronto beginning on December 16th. Travellers will have the opportunity to combine a one or two week cruise with a one week stay in Martinique.
And don't forget! .....
....Air Canada's new weekly non-stop flights from Toronto to Martinique begin on December 16th, 2023
The Palm Bar, La Pagerie Hotel, courtesy of La Pagerie Hotel
The four star La Pagerie Tropical Garden Hotel offers 96 newly renovated guestrooms and suites in the town of Trois-Ilets. With a newly expanded pool area and brand new Palm Bar, guests can now relax at the swim up pool bar and enjoy delicious cocktails, fresh juices and ti-punch. The Chef also offers a variety of dishes made from fresh produce: fish of the day, selection of burgers, salads... Ideal for enjoying a lunch by the swimming pool.
Website: La Pagerie