Mar 5, 2013
Tipoa Car Hire Location in Martinique
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Martinique, known as the “Isle of Flowers,” due to its large amount of botanical gardens and lush flora is an overseas region of France as is the Guadeloupe archipelago
Tourism is now a large economic source of income on this Caribbean island, and it may surprise you to know, it is part of the European Union, despite it being 7041 kilometres from Brussels
, and their currency is the Euro.
Stunning beaches and excellent water sports are some of the attractions of Martinique in the French Caribbean, including "haut cuisine" and the latest fashions as in Martinique French culture joined the exotic island lifestyle.
Great surfing can be practised at Presqu’île de Caravelle
, but snorkelling and diving are the tourists' favourite activities.
The Museum of Vulcanology shows the activity of the Mont Pelée
, which last erupted in 1902 and offers fantastic hiking and nature-watching along its slopes.
Pointe du Bout, in the bay of Fort de France, is the island’s main resort, featuring golf, shopping and casino nightlife as well a very popular marina.
Some other popular marinas are Le François on the Atlantic in Sainte-Anne, and Port de Plaisance, in Guadeloupe.
The best time of year for sailing in Martinique is from November to April (dry season) and there is plenty of charters on offer
The village of Carbet was home to the famous painter Paul Gauguin
, a visit is recommended.
Tipoa offices are conveniently located where you need them at Fort de France
for example, which is located 7 km from the Lamentin
International Airport [FDF]
to know the actual time in Martinique.
As you can see from our iPhone APP locations map below, we have many locations on the island, including the Le Diamant Mercure Hotel
It is only possible to make a reservation with Tipoa online, at this website.
Perhaps this is your first visit to Martinique and want to know better it's towns, airport and resorts, why not download
iPhone/iPad app and pin point exactly where our nearest rental car offices is to you, whilst you are travelling.
The author of this article was Susan Tate
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