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Where is the commune of Schoelcher in Martinique located? The town of Schoelcher is located west of Fort-de-France. It was renamed in 1889, after the name of French politician, Victor Schoelcher. Its geographical position on Martinique, between Fort-de-France and Case-Pilote, is a real asset to explore the Caribbean coast of the island of Martinique with its green landscapes and its black sand...
Where is the commune of Schoelcher in Martinique located?
The town of Schoelcher is located west of Fort-de-France. It was renamed in 1889, after the name of French politician, Victor Schoelcher. Its geographical position on Martinique, between Fort-de-France and Case-Pilote, is a real asset to explore the Caribbean coast of the island of Martinique with its green landscapes and its black sand beaches. From Schoelcher, you can reach the two municipalities in 10 minutes by car. The commune of Schoelcher is also an ideal place of residence for a business stay in Martinique. In fact, you quickly reach Fort-de-France, where the main company headquarters are located, while being able to offer you a swim at the end of the day.
The town of Schoelcher is therefore an ideal holiday destination for touring the entire island of Martinique. In fact, count only 1h15 to get to the starting point of the hike of the Pélee mountain. Finally, located just above the capital of the island, the town of Schoelcher is a 30-minute drive from Aimé Césaire airport, ideal for getting there by limiting the risk of traffic jams.
What to do and see in Schoelcher in Martinique?
The town itself also has many points of interest. The village of Schœlcher is known for its beach lined with small restaurants. Some evenings, you are immersed in a soft Creole atmosphere. Small local music groups liven up the seafront while Martinicans play domino games.
In addition, the town of Schœlcher is home to the only cinema complex on the island, the Madiana cinema, as well as the Batelière Plazza casino for your entertainment after dark. To continue your evening, the Lili’s bar-restaurant welcomes you to taste delicious cocktails, drink a beer or eat with your feet in the sand while admiring the sunset.
Likewise, the delicious Anba Fèy Tôl La restaurant is a must-have restaurant with a Creole menu and an atypical setting. As for lovers of grilled meats, go to the village beach. We strongly advise you to taste a smoked chicken at Fan de grill while admiring the sunset.
You can also eat in one of the many establishments that line the town's waterfront.
Finally, hiking enthusiasts can go to the Didier waterfall by taking the Didier route. However, you will have to go back through Fort de France to access the Didier road. It’s also near the start of the hike that the Didier factory is located, which manufactures the famous sparkling water distributed all over the island of Martinique. Note that it is not possible to visit this site dedicated to production.
For hiking, remember to wear good pairs of shoes because some places can be steep and slippery in rainy weather! This slightly physical hike will make you discover superb landscapes and don't forget your swimsuit either, you will end your walk with a swim under the Didier waterfall. A second waterfall is visible if you do the entire hike, i.e. 3 hours of walking.
Schœlcher is therefore the ideal town for travelers wishing to discover Martinique differently. Indeed, why not combine a week of stay in Schœlcher with a week in the south. This will allow you to easily reach the north of the island by optimizing your journey times. Fort-de-France, Carbet, Saint-Pierre are indeed, so many municipalities to visit imperatively and easily accessible by residing on Schœlcher.
Bathing in Schoelcher in Martinique
The town of Schoelcher has many beaches. The best known, Anse Madame beach, is a true little paradise. It is also on Anse Madame beach that there is a nautical base that offers many aquatic activities. This is an ideal opportunity to try your hand at hobbie cat, windsurfing, kayaking or even rowing.
A diving club at the foot of the Hotel La Batelière also provides an excursion - to explore the seabed and the wrecks - notably to the diving sites of the North Caribbean.
As for Madiana Beach, it is ideal for practicing beach volleyball or beach tennis. It is a particularly pleasant beach for an afternoon of swimming and leisure sports.A little further on, the more intimate Case Navire beach is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. From here, you can also watch the imposing cruise ships leave the port of Fort de France and sink into the night: a fascinating spectacle for young and old!
Finally, the seafront of the municipality of Schoelcher is the perfect place for a sports session, followed by a seawater bath. Indeed, this is where you will find a basketball court and a fitness trail. The setting is idyllic and could even make you want to practice your sport during your vacation in Martinique!