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The volcanic island of Martinique is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.
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This tall volcano erupted in 1902, killing 30,000 people and destroying the then capital city of St-Pierre. Today, Mount Pelee is dormant and laced with hiking trails.
The town was partially destroyed by the 1902 Mount Pelee eruption. Tours take you through the ruins.
It became the capital after St-Pierre was annihilated. This port city has a well-developed tourism infrastructure, with shops, restaurants, and accommodations.
The top two villages with well-developed tourism infrastructures (resorts, restaurants, tours) are Trois-Ilets and St-Anne. The first is a short ferry ride across the bay from Fort-de-France and has a casino. The second is conveniently near the island's most celebrated beach, Les Salines.
Unfortunately, some Martinique citizens create the impression that they are disdainful of visitors who do not speak French. This negatively affects the island's tourism revenues from non-French speaking countries.
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Seascape photo copyrighted by the Martinique Tourism Authority and is used with permission.