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Sainte-Anne in Martinique, between charm and authenticity


If you have chosen Martinique as your next tourist destination, you will feel in a true paradise. In fact, Martinique offers postcard landscapes. When you rent a boat in Martinique, you should include a visit to Sainte-Anne! Located in the extreme south of Martinique, the municipality of Sainte-Anne is one of the most paradisiacal places in Martinique. Despite the great popularity of the town, it has managed to preserve its charm and authenticity. It is not hard to understand why Saint-Anne is so popular with tourists: there are many beautiful beaches that invite you to relax in the shade of coconut palms.You will appreciate the fact that Sainte-Anne has been committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development since 1989, and this is what contributes to the charm of Sainte-Anne. Have a read through this article and discover this special place. 
 

Visiting Sainte-Anne 

Historically, the city of Sainte-Anne in Martinique was founded in the 17th century around the growing of sugar cane. The city then suffered violent clashes between French and English settlers, who both wanted to take possession of this land. The famous Église Sainte-Anne paid for the consequences of this clash, as it was burned by the British in 1730 and then destroyed again by a cyclone in 1817. Today it is one of the oldest on the island. Don't miss a walk through the streets of Sainte-Anne and its ancient village, rich in colourful Creole houses with wooden shutters. During your visit to Sainte-Anne, you should visit some places and we especially recommend:

 
  • Church of Notre-Dame de Sainte-Anne: located in the heart of the village of Sainte-Anne, it is a church worth visiting.The building has been subjected to many hardships such as fires and cyclones. Its architecture is typical of the Martinican religious architecture and, after several restorations, it is now magnificent. The history of this church attracts many pilgrims. 

  • Le cimietière Marin: with a view of the Baie de Sainte-Anne, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the sea and the Pointe Marin. You can also walk respectfully close to simple tombs beautifully decorated with flowers.

  • The savannah of the Petrifications: located south-east of Sainte-Anne, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Martinique, this place is a true wonder of nature that takes its name from the petrified trees that could be observed in the past. Formed by numerous volcanic eruptions, it is a real small desert that extends for about ten hectares. It is one of the most historic corners of Martinique from where you can admire magnificent views in the middle of a lunar landscape. 

  • The local market: don't miss a visit to the market of Sainte-Anne, which is held every morning. You will find fresh fish, local fruit, souvenirs and spices... You can buy original souvenirs and taste delicious local products.

 
 
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Enjoy the most beautiful beaches of Sainte-Anne 

The picturesque village of Sainte-Anne offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Martinique. Between white sand, turquoise Caribbean water and coconut palms, the beaches of Sainte-Anne in Martinique offer postcard landscapes. Sainte-Anne is the ideal destination to discover the beauty of Martinique beaches. Here is a list of the most popular beaches in Sainte-Anne: 

  • Anse des Salines: ranked among the 10 most beautiful beaches in Martinique and one of the most beautiful in the West Indies, the beach of Anse des Salines is a little paradise. In fact, its setting is absolutely magical with its golden sand, coconut palms and turquoise water, and attracts more than a million visitors every year. As it is very popular, we recommend you to go in the late afternoon to admire the magnificent sunset and enjoy the view of Santa Lucia.

  • Anse Trabaud: much less frequented than the Salines, this almost deserted and magnificent beach is located on the southern Atlantic coast of Martinique. Difficult to reach, you'll only meet the bravest oens who want to enjoy a picnic in the shade of the trees.

  • Pointe Marin: located just before the village of Sainte-Anne, Pointe Marin is a family-friendly beach. It offers an exceptional panoramic view of the southern slopes of Martinique and in the evening the spectacle of the sunset will surprise you. The water is shallow and thanks to this feature is very popular with families. You will find many restaurants on the beach serving various grilled fish specialties, Creole dishes or ti-punch to enjoy with your feet in the water.

  • Anse Michel: this small beach of fine sand is one of the favourite places for water sports lovers. The scenery offers coconut palms and turquoise water. The beach is very popular among families who come here.

     
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    Sainte-Anne is an essential stop during your holidays in Martinique, between nature, heavenly beaches and many activities. Sainte-Anne in Martinique is a true corner of paradise where you will spend unforgettable moments with your family or friends. So do not wait any longer and sail to the Caribbean sun! 


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