Hotels in Martinique
The accent is on Creole French in this tasteful collection of villas facing Thalemont Bay.
The company that invented the all-inclusive resort in the 1950’s is now reinventing it. With a $60 million overhaul of Buccaneer’s Creek, Club Med is shedding its “sun, sand, sex” image in favor of a more polished, health-conscious one.
At this 50-suite escape on Martinique's verdant eastern coast, a Guerlain spa and Creole fusion cuisine add Gallic spice to a modern plantation-style hotel decorated with vibrant madras fabrics. Take your cue from the French clientele and touch up your tan Euro-style (read: topless).
On a hillside along the rugged northern Atlantic coast, the hotel has 30 charming cottages set among 200-year-old mango trees.
A tiny speck of sand just off the French Caribbean island, Îlet Oscar has only one building: a 19th-century house with four guest rooms that face an aquamarine lagoon. The daily catch is prepared Creole-style and served in the antiques-filled dining room. ilet-oscar.com.