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Where is Rivière Salée in Martinique? Rivière Salée is a town located on the road to the southern beaches. Between Ducos and Le Diamant, this community in the south of Martinique is less than 10 minutes from the market town of Trois Îlets. Between beaches and sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see, Rivière-Salée invites you to venture into the interior of Martinique.Rivière Salée is also ...
Where is Rivière Salée in Martinique?
Rivière Salée is a town located on the road to the southern beaches. Between Ducos and Le Diamant, this community in the south of Martinique is less than 10 minutes from the market town of Trois Îlets. Between beaches and sugar cane fields as far as the eye can see, Rivière-Salée invites you to venture into the interior of Martinique.
Rivière Salée is also very well located for getting to Aimé Césaire airport, a 20-minute drive away. Finally, allow only fifteen minutes by car, outside rush hour, to get to the capital Fort-de-France.
What to do and see in Rivière Salée in Martinique?
This mainly residential village is made up of two parts: the Petit Bourg and the Grand Bourg. Its name comes from the river, therefore salty, which crosses the town. It was by the way around this river that the city developed, unlike most of the villages on the island, settled around a parish.
Much less crowded than other more tourist southern communities, Rivière Salée offers complete calm and a change of scenery. However, you can treat yourself to a visit to the most authentic village with its old houses that you will find on rue Schoelcher. This superb street is also home to the superb colorful church of Saint John the Baptist. The central location of Rivière Salée on the island of Martinique provides easy access to the many tourist attractions in the south.
An agricultural town, Rivière-Salée is located in the heart of a green plain. At the end of the day, after having criss-crossed the island, the Desmarinières road will offer you magnificent landscapes over the bay of Fort-de-France and over the fields of canes golden in the sunlight.
Coming from Fort de France, do not hesitate to stop at the fruit roundabout. This is where Martinicans come to sell fruit, cane syrup and coconut water.
For nature lovers and sports enthusiasts, the mangrove in Génipa bay offers many tours and activities to discover this very special ecosystem. Go kayaking or walking, the best way to admire the many species of birds, crabs and mangrove fish.
The Rivière Salée market is one of the essentials of the town. Located under the colorful hall in rue Jean Jaurès, this is where you will find local dishes as well as Martinican crafts, liqueurs and spices. The market is open every day of the week in the morning.
You can also opt for a horse ride; the Ranch de Trenelle offers beautiful walks through the countryside. Little known, the town of Rivière-Salée is undoubtedly an invitation to an authentic stay in the heart of Martinique, off the beaten track. Its main advantage is its central location on the island and its very attractive seasonal rental prices!
The beaches of Pointe du bout, after the town of Trois Ilets, are quickly accessible, less than 20 minutes by car. On the way, be sure to stop at the pottery village to discover local crafts and bring back some souvenirs. In particular, stop at the West Indian soap factory where you can stock up on soaps with gourmet fragrances or at the Pagerie Museum. This is where you will learn more about Empress Joséphine and her ambivalent relationship with Martinicans. For the youngest, the Mango Fil park is ideal for an afternoon of games.
Finally, depending on the time, you can even take a break to taste the delicious tea room "O’Coup’D’cœur" and succumb to their delicious homemade pastries or a selection of homemade ice creams. In the evening, stop for a cocktail in the lounge bar "Le Sax".
Which villa to rent in Rivière Salée in Martinique?
At VillaVEO we offer two seasonal rentals in the town of Rivière Salée.
The Cannelle apartment can accommodate up to 4 travelers and is located in a real green setting. Here you will find the ideal setting for a relaxing stay in Martinique. The neat wooden decoration, the balcony framed by tropical vegetation and the extremely attractive price are all good reasons to stay at the Cannelle apartment for your stay in Martinique!
The second vacation home we offer in Rivière Salée is the Villa Vent des Iles. Designed to accommodate 6 travelers, it is the ideal seasonal rental for a family who has come to discover the island of Martinique. Its terrace with swimming pool and its master suite in the attic are all assets for a choice stay in Martinique. It is from the balcony of the parental suite that you can admire the view of the sea and the Rocher du Diamant(Diamond Rock).
Discover the surroundings of Rivière Salée
Rivière Salée is not in the most touristic towns because it is not on the seafront and does not have a beach. However, located completely in the center of the island, Rivière Salée is ideal for quickly reaching the southern towns of the island by car.
Le Diamant and its long white sand beach is only 13 minutes by car
Similarly, allow fifteen minutes to reach the town of Sainte Luce. This is where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Martinique and where you can visit the famous Trois Rivières rum distillery.