The beach of Salines on the southernmost tip of Martinique in the municipality of Sainte-Anne, has bright white sand and coconut palms tilting towards crystal clear waters. They say it is the largest beach on the island; it stretches over a kilometre but, more importantly, it is the most beautiful. It is also very busy, especially on weekends. You will therefore favour mid-week visits to fully enjoy the splendid location and avoid traffic on the way back. Explore the area all the way to the Salines pond, a protected ecosystem situated at the far end of the beach.
Local tradition has it that on Easter Monday, entire families come to enjoy a "crab matoutou", a delicious local recipe. After such a feast, if you are lucky enough to be invited to share this Martiniquais meal, do not hesitate to take the rocky path that leads to the Savannah of Petrifications, a former swamp that has dried up to become a desert with a curious lunar appearance.