I am Lissa, explorer in Martinique
You can count on me to share my favorite spots and advice on Martinique—where you can dive with the sea turtles, the best spots to take in the sunset, the most beautiful beaches, the best rum, etc.
If I had to pick one word, I would say Caribbean. With Cuban roots on my mother's side and Martinican on my father's, I have loved travelling and discovering new things since a young age. I have always imagined myself as an ambassador to my beloved Caribbean region. However, I have always known that I would have to leave and discover the world to be able to return and fully appreciate my home island. So I left to study for 4 (very long) years, far from my beautiful sun and warm sand, but always filled with the idea of coming home as soon as possible to contribute to the outreach of the Caribbean in the world. And that's exactly what I am doing today at VillaVEO. Having recently arrived and brimming with energy, I hope that my love for Martinique, the Caribbean, islands and travel is contagious. I would like to work with you to organize your dream vacation.
Despite its small size of only 1,100 sq.m, Martinique offers a variety of landscapes that makes it possible to go canyoning in the morning in the rivers that criss-cross the tropical forest in the north of the island and tan on warm sand beaches lined with coconut trees in the south of the island in the afternoon! Martinique also has exceptional sea life and is the perfect destination for scuba diving enthusiasts. Discover this abundant sea life with a simple mask and breathing tube, where you can encounter sea turtles and tropical fish. Anse Dufour and Anses d'Arlet are some of the best spots! And how can we forget to mention Martinican cuisine! There's AOC Rum, tropical fruit, fresh fish, cod fish fritters, etc.
Regardless of when you travel, you'll also find tropical weather! Martinique is a tropical destination where humidity varies from one month to another. Of course, in some months it rains more than others, especially July and September. However, regardless of the period of the year, the temperature will always be above 25° and the rain is warm! For a maximum of sun and a minimum of humidity, choose the months from December to April. If you're interested in seeing the Mardi Gras parades, come see us in February. For rum lovers, the sugar cane is harvested between March and June, a perfect time to see the distilleries at work.
I spent my entire childhood in Martinique so I have tons of souvenirs. But I loved my island the most when I was far from her. My best souvenir is probably the first time I came back after a long absence. As soon as the plane starts to land, I hope you feel the excitement of re-discovering the island like I do. My heart beats a mile a minute when I see the lush green vegetation in the middle of the ocean, just the pure happiness of anticipation. Only the soothing heat upon arrival calms my excitement that takes over my whole body as I wait to leave the airport. This waking dream continues until I arrive home. The real secret of this island is that is has the capacity of becoming "your home" in only a few days. But be on your guard because you might never want to leave.