We are Johalann et Séphora, explorers in Martinique. We inspected 5 vacation rentals in Case Pilote.
Where is Case Pilote in Martinique? Located on the North Caribbean coast between Schœlcher and Bellefontaine, Case Pilote is a peaceful town where tourists in a hurry to reach the Far North rarely stop. And yet, this borough shelters some curiosities which deserve well that one linger there.Indeed, Case Pilote is one of the oldest towns in Martinique. The town takes its name from a Caribbean c...
Where is Case Pilote in Martinique?
Located on the North Caribbean coast between Schœlcher and Bellefontaine, Case Pilote is a peaceful town where tourists in a hurry to reach the Far North rarely stop. And yet, this borough shelters some curiosities which deserve well that one linger there.
Indeed, Case Pilote is one of the oldest towns in Martinique. The town takes its name from a Caribbean chief nicknamed Pilot. It was this Caribbean chief who, with his brother Arlet, succeeded in negotiating the division of the island with the French colonists.
Case Pilot is a 33-minute drive from Aimé Césaire Airport.
Allow 30 minutes by car to go to Le Carbet in the direction of the North and 40 minutes to reach the Robert on the Atlantic coast. Finally, Fort de France is only a 23-minute drive away.
What to do and see at Case Pilote in Martinique?
For starters, the building that deserves the most attention is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Case Pilote. Indeed, it is one of the oldest churches in Martinique, classified as a historic monument. Dating from the 18th century, this church with its tiled roof and wooden frame in the shape of an inverted hull is well worth a detour.
It is also at Case Pilote that you can see many old houses that are not lacking in charm.
The town is also famous for its underwater sites that you will be able to discover while diving. The sea caves of Case Pilote, accessible only by boat, are undeniable among the essentials. Do not hesitate to inquire at the tourist office located on Place Gaston Monnerville, to find out about the visit times and the boats available to get there.
Another point of interest is none other than the covered market of Case Pilote which constitutes the charm of the town. This is where you will find the fish caught in the morning as well as fruits and vegetables, arranged rums, honey, jams and handcrafted products. Note that evening shows are organized every Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. under the town's covered market.
Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted to stay at Case Pilote. Indeed, the town has several beautiful hikes - Morne des Bretons, Morne Rose - offering views of the Pitons du Carbet.
Finally, if you are looking for a place to eat, Shell's restaurant, located on the pretty black sand beach of the town, is perfect for sipping a cocktail or dining there. You can taste seafood and fish or opt for grills, there is no shortage of choices. The deckchairs installed on the beach are a real call to rest but also constitute a pleasant spot to enjoy the last rays of the sun.
For lovers of good food, Ajoupa is the ideal place. This restaurant has a sublime view of the sea, an ideal setting for a romantic meal. On the menu side, be sure of the freshness of the products. The fish specialties are made according to the returns from the morning fishing.
Which villa to rent in Case Pilot?
VillaVEO offers you a magnificent holiday home with a capacity of 6 people. The Paradise Bay villa has an almost private beach in a particularly calm and relaxing setting. Ideally and if you stay two weeks in Martinique, we recommend a combined one week at the villa Paradise Bay and one week in the south of Martinique or on the Atlantic coast in order to discover all the treasures of the Martinique island. By opting for a combined two accommodation during your stay in Martinique, you avoid wasting time on the journey!
Dive in Case Pilote in Martinique
Case Pilote turns out to be an ideal place to dive.
In fact, the Underwater Club of Case Pilote has been installed in the town for 30 years and offers many outings throughout the island. On Case Pilote, no less than eight spots are referenced, including Pointe Battery where cannons are immersed in three meters of water and Cap Enragé, where you move among turtles, lobsters, barracudas and coral fish. In short, great meetings in perspective! It is also at Case Pilote that you can go on a boat excursion in search of schools of dolphins. Often visible at the exit of the port, it is not uncommon to meet them a little further offshore. And if you happen to be lucky the day you go out to sea, you may even have the opportunity to see a humpback whale or a sperm whale. Open your eyes, it only takes a little luck to observe these animals!