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Located in the Eastern Caribbean, is the island of Martinique and Guadeloupe, together with smaller ones; Dominica, Marie-Galante, Saint-Barthélémy, and St. Martin, which form the so-called French Caribbean.
A paradise in the middle of the Caribbean, formed in its great majority by the eruption of two volcanoes, one of them still active. They are located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, also known as Islas del Viento. They have become an essential tourist destination for any nautical lover. Discover the French Caribbean by renting a boat with Nautal.
Isla Mariposa is the nickname that has been given to the island of Guadalupe. The placement of this archipelago, manages to form the silhouette of this insect. It is the largest island that can be found in the French Antilles.
This island is separated in two parts by a strait of 200 meters of width, but in turn, united by two bridges that connect the right part called Basse-Terre, and the left, Grande-Terre.
Basse-Terre is characteristic of La Soufrière, a dormant volcano, considered the highest point in the Caribbean East. In addition, the beach of Grand Anse, considered one of the best in the whole island, will delight any tourist with its soft sand and crystal clear waters.
Grande- Terre is characteristic for its white sand beaches and turquoise blue water, in contrast to green hills with lots of vegetation. All the fauna that is in these islands is declared Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco. If you decide to travel the island renting a boat, we encourage you to someday board the boat, and you land, to enjoy this wonderful landscape.
Punta des Chateaux, known for being the most beautiful beach on the island, will be an inescapable visit by boat. You will enjoy a Caribbean beach that does not disappoint any tourist.
Guadalupe, as a good Caribbean island, has a tropical, warm climate with a high percentage of humidity. Its two seasons, one humid and hot during the months of June to November, and one dry and cold from November to May.
If you decide to rent a boat and travel all the paradisiacal corners of this island, and those that are still to be discovered, it is very important to keep in mind that the hot and humid season is more conducive to hurricanes and cyclones. On the other hand, in the cold season, the trade winds, coming from the northwest, maintain a pleasant climate with moderate temperatures, between 23º and 27º.
Deep forests, waterfalls and rivers characterize the landscape of Martinique to the north of the island, while in the southern part, numerous beaches and coves of unusual beauty, await the anchoring of charters.
This island belongs to the French country since 1946, and is known as the Island of Flowers, is located south of the island of Guadalupe. Its active volcano, Mont Pelée is one of the tourist attractions of this island, along with many historical monuments. On the north coast of the island is St. Pierre, a village that was destroyed by the volcano.
The capital is Fort-de-France, and offers all kinds of tourist variety like shops, restaurants, or the wonderful St. Louis Cathedral. If you are passionate about painting, you will not want to miss Carbet, a small fishing village that became the residence of the painter Paul Gauguin.
It is imperative to visit Le Diamant, a coastal town located just in front of a rock in the middle of the sea, about four kilometers from the beach, with the same name. The beach of Salines is an inescapable stop if you travel with your boat the island. It is the most beautiful of all Martinique, bordered entirely by coconut trees. If you have decided to rent a boat, you can moor it at night, at the marina of Le Marin or at Trois-Ilets.
Browse the French Caribbean with a charter from Nautal
The southern part of the island is the busiest and tourist area. It is an attractive option if you want to enjoy typical Caribbean beaches. A perfect spot for scuba diving and discovering sunken ships or underwater fauna full of fish and turtles. There are multiple sea routes adapted to all levels.
As in Guadeloupe, trade winds predominate on this island, where temperatures range from 23 ° to 26 °. You can enjoy wonderful sunsets from your boat, every evening about six.