Located on the south coast of Martinique, between Sainte-Luce and Sainte-Anne, Le Marin has a huge marina, known for being one of the biggest in the Caribbean! An ideal place for a walk, its marina is dotted with many shops, bars and restaurants which make it a highly-prized tourist destination. As well as all these attractions, it has a lively atmosphere, as well as many activities on offer to holidaymakers: sailing, kayak, water-skiing, sea fishing, sea diving and windsurfing. Water sports fans are sure to find plenty to enjoy!
The municipality of Le Marin also appeals to lovers of coastal landscapes, with the wild Cape Macré and its beautiful beach at Whale Cove (Anse Baleine).The latter, only accessible on foot along a stony path, is a peaceful and relaxing haven of white sand and turquoise water…
Before leaving Le Marin, don't miss a visit to its Church of St Stephen, one of the oldest in Martinique. Dating from the 18th century and a listed Historic Monument, it offers a superb façade in the Jesuit style made of masonry stone, and is remarkable for its bell tower separate from the main body of the structure. Inside, the roof resembles the hull of an upturned boat, and the high altar made of polychrome marble, a real gem, has a magnificent low relief of the Last Supper.
With nearly 9,000 inhabitants called marinois (es), Le Marin is the administrative center of the south, and is one of the three sub-prefectures of the island since 1974. A commercial and service city, a health, social center, a cultural, sporting but also ecological and nature-oriented city.
Its Tourist Office classified in category I on 14 June 2013, certified NF Service (AFNOR) having obtained the Quality Tourism mark, translates its commitment to a quality service. Classified Tourist Village on February 14, 2012, the city also has many assets including historical and heritage as its church of the seventeenth century, one of the oldest in Martinique and a wealth of flora and fauna (nursery of the "southern botanical", morna aca, Macabou) which offers an alternative to the followers of the deep nature.
Le Marin asserts itself in the field of boating and yachting, which earned it to be classified Nautical Station in 1998 (has three stars since December 2, 2017).
The city attracts an international clientele thanks to the quality of the equipment of its marina recognized as the largest in the Caribbean. A capacity of 838 berths and 150 mooring buoys for the pleasure of boaters and lovers of the sea, as well as a "blue flag" label obtained since 2006 (renewed every year since) which gives it a position of environmentally friendly port.
Strong of its assets, the city of Marin and all its partners set the course to further accentuate the development of the territory by adhering to the project label European Odysséa (labeling of the city of Marin as "Port City, Caribbean Heritage Lighthouse").
City resolutely turned towards the sea, Le Marin welcomes you also in all its diversity. Pedestrian and equestrian walks, Creole gardens, ethnobotanical park, Petite Poterie ovens, frescoes by local and foreign artists, the coveted Southern covered market and its local crafts, shopping centers, the viewpoint Exceptional of the Morne Gommier on 360 °, and leisure activities such as paragliding, sea trips, kayak in the mangrove, underwater vision, sport fishing, scuba diving, sailboat rental with or without skippers, "(Traditional craft), activities of the nautical club, swimming on the beaches of Cap Macré, Grand Macabou, Pointe Borgnesse and Anse Grosse Roche (...), are some services that it proposes to you.