Martinique — Day Eight — How to Avoid Crowded Beachs on the Weekends


Since we spent a wonderful Friday on the amazing beach of Grande Anse des Salines, on the southeast tip of the island of Martinique, we were contemplating what to do today — the beaches are really crowded on weekends.

Table of Contents

  1. Day One — Our Airbnb Host Was Nowhere to Be Found.
  2. Day Two — Like a Bloody Fire Engine!
  3. Day Three — Things You Need to Know About Renting Cars and Dining.
  4. Day Four — I Know Where the Rum’s Gone!
  5. Day Five — The Diamond Rock / Rocher Du Diamant.
  6. Day Six — A Beautiful Sunset.
  7. Day Seven — Beaches and Nudists.
  8. Day Eight — How to Avoid Crowded Beachs on the Weekends.
  9. Day Nine — The Volcano and Jardin de Balatan.
  10. Day Ten — Banana Museum.
  11. Day Eleven — Sunsets.
  12. Day Twelve — the One With Me Being Lazy.
  13. Day Thirteen — Les Trois Ilets, Pointe Du Bout, and the Museums.
  14. Day Fourteen — Anse Michel, Anse Trabuad, and Driving Down a Road Narrower Than Our Car.
  15. Day Fifteen — Astrophotography of the Night Sky with a Fuji X100T.
  16. Day Sixteen — Trying Some More Astrophotography with the Fuji X100T.
  17. Day Seventeen — Restaurant Pignon Nouvelle Vague in Les Trois Ilets.
  18. Day Eighteen & Nineteen — Probably the Best Vacation in My Life.


We found a simple solution — go back to the beach in Anse-a-l’Ane, nearby Trois Ilets. It was nearly empty during the week, and not bad today — there were a total of perhaps forty people in the whole bay. There was also a cute market at the beach’s entrance. The locals brought food, jewellery, and various other handmade creations, and sold them at rather acceptable prices. We got some delicious coconut cake and some chicken-dumpling-thingys for our second breakfast.


Tomorrow should be much more interesting — we’re planning to go to Mount Pelée (behind the mountain in the centre of the photo above), a dormant volcano in the north of Martinique. It’s a four hour trek from its base, and reportedly not very easy.

Keep your fingers crossed!

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