Travel Blogs from Trois-Ilets
Trois-Ilets was described in our somewhat meagre and outdated LP guidebook as the premier tourist destination of Martinique - hence why we had thus far avoided it. However, looking for new destinations following our thwarted attempt to make it to St Lucia, we decided to give it a try. Indeed, there were more shops, eateries and upmarket resorts …
... agricole, a white rum made from sugar cane juice rather than molasses, it is apparently very potent, go steady on the rum punch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fort de France is typical of many of the islands with its busy open air markets and maze of streets jammed with traffic, a shoppers paradise when the shops are open combining top Paris fashions with local crafts and ...
Moving on we had a really long journey, 6 miles to next anchorage as wanted to get to Marin for Monday and only 15 miles to go! Arriving after lunch we have a serious hour learning more a French before heading a shore to check out local facilities. Beautiful but not much to buy! Most annoying- people eating soft ice cream and can't find out where to buy it. ...
... and is none too pleased!
We are a day and a half from St. Lucia, more dolphins come to play and the excitement builds as we see on the vessel reports which boats have arrived. Soon we see land for the 1st time in 16 days, its an incredible feeling, a mixture of excitement and sadness, as our adventure is about to come to an end! We pop open the bubbles and have bucks fizz to celebrate! Soon we are rounding pigeon island, and are in radio contact with the arc ...
... apart from snorkel in the beautiful clear waters around the Pitons.
Whilst snorkeling, we bumped into SV Adande, with Jim, Radka and their girls on board. They had come to visit the beautiful Pitons of course and to drop off Radka's sister who had spent some time with them on Adande, but was now going back home to Poland.
As you have probably figured out, we keep bumping into people and boats we know all the way down the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Bambou Trois-Ilets
Rained for three days - I suppose they can't help that. But the breakfast was awful - lots of stale bread and birds flying around the dining area constantly pecking at your food! Also loud crickets make it hard to sleep and the air con was dodgy!
Would have been better with kitchenettes built into the rooms.
There are some far nicer places to stay on this island for a similar price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.