Authentic southern tour of Martinique

Authentic southern tour of Martinique

Rated 4.78 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
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You want to discover Martinique and to avoid crowded touristic places? Come with us!

Go on an adventure in the south part of Martinique for an authentic tour that will offer you the most beautiful views, from a pottery village to a distillery through the unmistakable Diamond Rock.

Description

Are you looking for an authentic experience of Martinique? You will have the opportunity to visit six unique locations on this excursion. Take in art, history, architecture, culture, and natural beauty during your time on this Windward Island of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies.

From cruise port*, or from a central meeting point**, you will discover a nice part of Martinique.

Take in the countryside on the half hour ride to Les Trois Ilets, where the famous pottery village is. Located on a former Jesuit Monastery you will enjoy for 30 minutes the half dozen local artists that have their workshops, you might want to look at the crafts, they are incredibly beautiful and maybe you pick up a great souvenir to take back home.

Re-board the transportation to the second stop, Les Anses d’Arlet, a village in a tranquil cove. Here you may view the recently renovated bell tour of the church that is situated directly in front of the beach. Alternatively, you may choose to sunbath on the fine white sand beach, swim or even snorkel! All snorkel gear is included and you can go right from the beach to see the underwater beauty. You have the chance to see many colorful fish and sea turtles.

Once you have soaked up the sun you will be on your way to a viewpoint overlooking Diamond Rock. The island reflects the light in such a way that it appears to be a giant precious stone, making it a wonderful photographic opportunity. Do not forget your camera.

After you have shot your photos, you will head to Cap 110, a memorial erected in memory of slavery. This Memorial consists of 15 busts of 2.5 meters in height arranged triangularly, to represent the slavery trade triangle between The Americas, Europe and Africa.

After that we will make a stop in a local market to discover local fruits, spices and so much more!

You cannot have had the full experience of Martinique without sampling their famous rum! Your final stop will be at a local rum distillery. At Trois Rivieres Distillery, you will learn about their special white and aged vintage rums that have been on the market since 1976. Enjoy a sample and bottles are available to purchase of your favorite! There are also coconut products available for you purchase. Once you have completed your Martinique experience the transportation will bring you directly back to Fort de France.

 

 

What is included?

  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation
  • Pickup at your Fort de France cruise ship pier (or hotels/rental places in Fort-de-France and Schoelcher for free)
  • Bilingual English-French speaking shore excursion guides (other languages upon request)
  • Complimentary spring water local juice, rum.

Price: 65€ adult / 45€ children under the age of 10.

Duration: 5 hours

Departure: 9am (can be modify according to customers and ships arrival).

Capacity: 18 passengers maximum.

Tour guide: English (other languages available upon request, especially for families or group).

Cancellation Policy:

  • Canceled by client prior to excursion date with a minimum of 5 Days prior notice by email.
  • Your ship skips/misses the port.
  • Weather conditions or equipment failure prevents the operator from running the excursion.
  • Cancellations refund requests that do not comply with the above may not be subject to refund.
  • Refunds may be subject to a service charge fee as determined by the payment processor (usually 5%).
  • If you are late you are considered as a no show and you will not be refunded.
  • We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run a tour. If the minimum is not met your tour may be cancelled. If you are alone and you want to book please contact us by email first.

 

*Pick up and drop off at the cruise exit without extra cost for all the ports of Fort-de-France.

**send us an email on contact@beyondthebeach.fr in order to let us know on which cruise ship you will be, or, where you are based if you are staying on the island. Pick up and drop off will be free in  Fort-de-France and Schoelcher. An extra cost will be applied if you are in other towns.

10 reviews for Authentic southern tour of Martinique

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sonia

    This was a lovely ½ day trip around the southern part of Martinique. Leslie directed our tour in English to accommodate for everyone on the trip. There were 5 of us. We first stopped in a pottery village near Trois-Ilets, and then drove to les Anses d’Arlet to visit the church on the waterfront and snorkel at the beach. There are a few rocks that attract many types of tropical fish and sea turtles. From there, we stopped to view le Rocher du Diamant from the outlook, and the Cap 110 slave memorial in the southwest end. I really appreciated reading about the significance of these two locations. We also visited a local market near plage du Diamant, and ended our excursion at the Trois Rivières Rum Distillery. We had made arrangements to be picked up and dropped off at our resort, which costs a little more, but was well worth it for the convenience. Merci à Leslie!

  2. Andra

    Leslie was very easy to communicate with prior to cruise and she speaks very good English. Be aware that lots of tour guides at the pier do not speak English very well. We asked for the Southern island tour. Van was very comfortable for a group of six people and she uses a microphone. She took us to the Open Market, a Pottery Village, Les Anses D’Arlet Village to see a very old church, and then on to see the Diamond Rock and then to the Slavery Memorial. The last stop was a Rum Tasting before heading back to the ship. We all agreed it was a very enjoyable day. We were not rushed and there was plenty of time at each stop. We would book with Leslie again.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim H

    We had a great time on this tour even though the dates got mixed up the tour company were able to fit us in. We got to see most of the Southern part of the island and did stop in at a two year old Rum distillery and sample some of the best rum i have ever had. By the way take euros with you as they rarely take US money.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Emilie A.

    The authentic southern tour was an off the beaten tourist route tour, and I loved it. Our guide was able to share the island by sharing his experience on Martinique compared to his experiences living on other Caribbean islands. This provided insight into the culture and daily life of the island’s residents. Also, the small villages were a treat.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    We had 2 girls on our tour one drove the other spoke. It was an interesting tour visiting the pottery and cement block factory and some small art stores. We then visited the rum distillery which had beautiful gardens with lots of hummingbirds. The monument of the slaves were mesmerisizing and made you really think of all the hard struggles that they went through.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will.L

    My wife and I had studied several tours in Martinique. We found the reviews for Leslie and Go Beyond the Beach intriguing. Believe me, she did not disappoint!
    Leslie was raised on Martinique, attended University in Paris and was a very skilled tour guide! We enjoyed that she spoke English very well and was able to communicate with the restaurant workers when we stopped for lunch! My French is pretty rusty! We actually hired Leslie twice… about a week apart as our cruise ship stopped at Martinique twice. The first day we toured the north of the island, the second day we did a southern tour. Both were great experiences! Thank you, Leslie!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ylia

    We spent only 4 days in Martinique, and we decided to book a Southern Tour with Beyond the Beach and… believe me ! It was one of the best moment of our stay !
    We appreciate a lot the fact that we were only 8 people, you know, a small group si better for this type of tour, it’s more comfortable. Also, the guide was really nice and gave us solid informations about the Cap 110 Memorial.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    linda

    It wasn’t our first time in Martinique, and also not our first guided tour around the island. The last time , we wrere really disappointed by the quality of the tour(120 people in a bus , a guide not really nice). So this year , we found Beyond the Beach , and we decided to give a second chance to the guided tour in Martinique. We book the Southern Tour and we had a great time : 7 people(us and the guide included) in a comfortable mini van(with AC !) , good quality commentaries , funny and smiling guide, litlle break with fruit juice , water or RUM if you prefer ! Everything was perfect ! So if you plan to come to Martinique , you must book your tour with Beyond the Beach and only them

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimmy

    I went on the Southern Tour with my girlfriend and was very pleased to get on board with Beyond the Beach! The tour guide was very friendly, she was enthusiastic and liked to share her knowledge about the island ! The pottery Village is very cute, and shops show you some good crafts! The best stop for us was at the beach, were we could enjoy swimming next to a reef and see some fish! The History of the island is very special and interesting! I recommend this tour!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lee.K

    I was on the Southern Island tour with Gladys – she was so amazing and knowledgable. You can ask her anything (and I did) about the island and she knew her stuff. She came very promptly to my hotel and also made sure cruise passengers got back to their ships on time! Loved the tour and will take it with her again.

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