Destination guide

A taste of France in the middle of the Caribbean

You can get 2 vacations in 1 if you book a Fort-de-France Bay vacation rental. The island city is the capital of France's Caribbean holdings, combining chic European influences, a laid-back Caribbean lifestyle, and just enough French creole jazz influences to keep things really interesting. The picturesque bay shares its name with the city that skirts it on Martinique's west coast. The fantastic beaches are rivaled only by the energy of the vibrant city , full of enough shopping, dining, and entertainment options to keep you busy for days, plus some great sightseeing to boot.

Things to do

Fort-de-France isn't the only fort in town

You'll find not 1, but 4 forts near your Fort-de-France Bay vacation rental. The city is home to Fort Saint Louis, an active naval base dating from 1640, Fort Desaix, built in the 1760s, the 12th-century Fort Tartenson, and Fort Gerbault. For churches, you have the Sacre-Coeur de Balata Church, modeled after the one in Paris, and the late 19th-century St. Louis Cathedral. The city's most notable landmark is probably the colorful domed Bibliotheque Schoelcher, built in Paris for the 1889 World Exposition and reassembled here.

Activities

Lose yourself in the sounds of the music

Music seems to be everywhere in the streets of Fort-de-France, creating a memorable soundtrack for the lively street scene. Take a stroll along the seafront promenade, or pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs at the indoor craft market (maybe time it when the cruise ships aren't in port for the best selection). Of course, this is the Caribbean, so there'll be no shortage of beach time when you book your Fort-de-France Bay vacation rental, whether you're looking to work on your tan or frolic in the sea. La Savane is a popular area for scenic walks and relaxing picnics.

Weather

The weather is the same every day, and it's always warm

If you're not a big fan of weather extremes, you've definitely come to the right place. The temperatures range from warm to very warm, with about a 15-degree (at most) temperature range all year long. Year-round highs are in the 80s, while lows are consistently in the 70s. The only real difference between seasons is the rainfall—December to June are relatively dry, while July through November see the most rain. The largest threat of hurricanes comes in September and October, so it's best to check the forecast in advance.

Natural features

From rolling hills to rolling waves, nature here is sublime

Skirting the west coast of Martinique, Fort-de-France Bay is formed where the mouth of the Madame River meets the Caribbean Sea. There's plenty of seafront real estate to go around, including some prime beach spots for enjoying the crashing waves and the stellar sunsets. Agriculture is thriving, with prime exports consisting of rum, sugar, fruit, and cacao. Inland, you'll find serene rolling hills filling up the interior of the island between its sweeping coasts. While there's plenty of natural beauty, it's balanced by a thriving city scene that will give you a taste of urban life.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Fort-de-France

Fly into Fort-de-France (FDF-Martinique Aime Cesaire Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Fort-de-France, MQ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,712 vacation rentals near Fort-de-France. From 764 condo and apartment rentals to 315 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fort-de-France are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fort-de-France?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort-de-France. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Savane: 2,621 vacation rentals
  • Fort Desaix: 2,640 vacation rentals
  • Fort-de-France Cathedral: 2,614 vacation rentals
  • Palais de Justice: 2,611 vacation rentals
  • Fort Tartenson: 2,596 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Fort-de-France! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fort-de-France?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort-de-France:

  • Coridon: 1,124 rentals
  • Cluny: 990 rentals
  • Les Trois-Îlets: 1,655 rentals
  • Le Diamant: 1,840 rentals
  • Sainte-Anne: 1,043 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fort-de-France?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Fort-de-France. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Savane: 2,621 rentals
  • Fort Desaix: 2,640 rentals
  • Fort-de-France Cathedral: 2,614 rentals
  • Palais de Justice: 2,611 rentals
  • Fort Tartenson: 2,596 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort-de-France listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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