On the north-east coast of Martinique, along the Atlantic Ocean between the municipalities of Sainte-Marie and Grand'Rivière, you'll find charming villages and lush, green landscapes interspersed with cliffs and beaches of black sand.
Built in the shape of an amphitheatre facing the ocean, Le Marigot has narrow streets and offers superb views of the Fonds d'Or Bay!
Le Lorrain, meanwhile, will charm you with its beautiful Church of St Hyacinth and banana plantations.
The birthplace of the famous writer Aimé Césaire, the small rural community of Basse-Pointe, which lives mainly from banana and pineapple-growing, is dotted with old sugar plantation owners' houses known as habitations, like those in Pécoul, Leyritz and Chalvet.
Perched on top of a cliff, the village of Macouba enjoys direct views of the ocean and has a charming 17th-century church with a roof in the shape of an upturned boat's hull. You can also enjoy a nice seaside walk before exploring the Macouba grotto, a replica of the Lourdes grotto. The Bellevue habitation, on the municipality's territory, is a great place for connoisseurs to enjoy an excellent old rum.
Please note that the beaches on the north Atlantic coast are considered dangerous and are unsuitable for swimming; the big rolling waves are better suited to surfing.