Known as Madinina, or ‘Island of Flowers’, Martinique is renowned for its scenic beauty. There are spotless white sandy beaches to the south and unusual black sand coves on the north shore. In the interior there are lush rainforests and hot springs which are ripe for exploration and exotic flowers and fruit surround you everywhere you go. A good place to start your yacht charter on Martinique is the capital Fort de France which lies in the central part of the tropical island. This charming town overlooking the marina has a decidedly French feel with its Parisian-style bistros and fresh fish and vegetable markets. You’ll be spoilt for choice.