We are Johalann et Séphora, explorers in Martinique. We inspected 2 vacation rentals in Grand Rivière.
Where is Grand Rivière in Martinique?The community of Grand Rivière is located at the northern end of Martinique has a little more than 700 inhabitants or privileged people could we say, as their living environment is peaceful. It is true that this little corner of paradise deserves. It takes a little over an hour and a half to drive, half of which is in the heart of the forest to reach this to...
Where is Grand Rivière in Martinique?
The community of Grand Rivière is located at the northern end of Martinique has a little more than 700 inhabitants or privileged people could we say, as their living environment is peaceful. It is true that this little corner of paradise deserves. It takes a little over an hour and a half to drive, half of which is in the heart of the forest to reach this town in northern Martinique from Fort de France. However, once you arrive, expect to enjoy a restful calm and discover a charming and authentic little village in Martinique.
Before arriving at Grand Rivière, you will cross two impressive suspension bridges. Do not go too fast to take the time to observe the tropical and lush nature that surrounds you and the Potiche River which flows under the bridges.
The Pelée Mountain located inland is accessible by car. It will however take an hour and a half to get there given the elevation gain and the necessary bypass.
When you are in Grand Rivière, the commune of Basse Pointe and its surf spots is only 25 minutes away by car. Note that it will be easier for you to reach the Atlantic coast than the Caribbean coast from Grand Rivière. Indeed, you will have to go around Mount Pelée to reach the West, which takes more time than following the East coast of Martinique.
What to see and do in Grand Rivière in Martinique?
Its somewhat isolated side of tourist activities gives Grand Rivière a certain charm.
The landscapes offer shades of blue when you walk along the coast and green when you enter the land. The road, lined with bamboo and tree ferns, leads you to a succession of hanging metal bridges (rest assured they are still well attached!) To finally reach ... the end of the world: Grand Rivière. Because yes there is nothing after! This is where it comes from the nickname "Bout du Bout" as some locals like to call it. Those who want to stroll there will go to the fishing port to take pictures of the ocean but also to discover the fish market.
The other point of interest in Grand Rivière is the freshwater baths of the Grande Rivière, located just behind the stadium, whose water comes directly from Mount Pelée.
You will also be able to walk on the harbor dike which offers a sublime panorama. Grand Rivière being located just opposite the island of Dominica, it is sometimes possible to see it, in good weather.
The village of Grand Rivière, a small fishing village, has a very special authenticity. The little church of Saint Catherine with its painted ceiling is worth a detour.
Continuing until after the dike, you arrive on Sinai beach. It is a typical beach in the north of Martinique, with black sand, remained in the wild and bordered by ferns and tropical vegetation.
In short, the town of Grand Rivière has remained the perfect authentic Martinican village where life slowly takes its course. Nature lovers, do not hesitate to go there because these decors are worth the detour.
The most intrepid can set off on one of the most beautiful hikes in Martinique, which links Grand Rivière to Le Prêcheur. Among the most beautiful walks on the island, this route offers travelers magnificent landscapes and the discovery of a lush forest. We recommend starting the ride early because there are still 18 kilometers! On arrival you can rest on the beautiful black sand beach of Anse Couleuvre. Remember to book a skiff with the tourist office of Grand Rivière otherwise, you will have to make your way back on foot ...!
For a day-long activity, it is possible to take part in canyoning trips or sea trips to explore the coves between Grand Rivière and Le Prêcheur. It’s a nice way to appreciate the beauty of these black sand beaches in Martinique.
Finally, if you are looking for a place to eat, go to Tante Arlette. A restaurant that serves quality Creole cuisine using local Martinique products. Note that for passing hikers, the restaurant can prepare picnics on request.
Which villa to rent in Grand Rivière in Martinique?
At VillaVEO, we offer two apartments in the heart of the town of Grand Rivière.
The first, the Vanille Chocolat duplex, can accommodate up to 6 travelers. The second, Vanille Bleue, accommodates up to 4 travelers. As part of a large family or vacation in Martinique with friends, know that it is possible to book both duplexes. Note that these duplexes are extremely well located for participation in the surfing competition, Martinique Surf Pro.
We particularly recommend this seasonal rental as part of a North / South Martinique combination, allowing you to discover all the facets and riches of the island.
The ideal is then to rent for a few days a sublime duplex in Grand Rivière. Then set off to explore the South of Martinique and its idyllic white sand beaches, another equally paradise setting.
Discovering the JM distillery
In the vicinity of Grand Rivière you will find the JM distillery, essential when traveling to the North of Martinique. This rum is located in Macouba, about fifteen minutes by car from Grand Rivière.
This is where JM Rum is produced in the Bellevue home, one of the oldest homes in the municipality of Macouba. It is a must visit to learn more about the origins of this exceptional Martinican rum. A shop is located at the end of the visit and offers the possibility of tasting the rums of the production but also of buying them in order to bring a little of Martinique with you! Although located in a somewhat remote community, we strongly advise you to go there.