(Updated) Nice chance to set off for a Caribbean hopper! Fly from Paris to Dominica (not to be confused with Dominican Republic) and return from Martinique back to Paris for only €275!
Dominica defies the Caribbean cliché on many levels. No mass tourism, no white powdery beaches, no rum-fueled pool parties. Nicknamed ‘nature island’ for a reason, the island lures largely individualists and ecoadventurers with its Boiling Lake, Champagne Reef, rainforest-shrouded volcano, sulfurous hot springs, superb diving and the Caribbean’s first long-distance hiking trail. Halfway between Guadaloupe and Martinique, Dominica is the only place in the Eastern Caribbean that’s still home to a sizeable population of indigenous people, the Kalinago, who’ve lived on the island since the 13th century. Owing to the Kalinago’s fierce resistance, Dominica was the last Caribbean island to be colonized – by the British – in 1763.
Martinique offers a striking diversity of landscapes and atmospheres. While it suffers from uncontrolled urban sprawl in some places, particularly in and around the busy capital, Fort-de-France, life – and travel – becomes more sedate as one heads north or south through some of the island’s delicious scenery. The rainforested, mountainous northern part is the most spectacular, but the south has its fair share of natural wonders, including lovely bays and miles of luscious beaches.
Guadeloupe is a fascinating archipelago of two islands, joined together by a mangrove swamp, with each island offering travelers something different while retaining its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity. Grande-Terre has a string of beach towns that offer visitors stunning stretches of sand and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, is home to the wonderful Guadeloupe National Park, which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufriere volcano.
November 2017 – February 2018
Sample dates: Nov 1 to Nov 16, Nov 8 to Nov 16, Nov 15 to Nov 23, Nov 15 to Nov 30, Nov 15 to Dec 7, Dec 6 to Dec 14, Dec 6 to Dec 21, Dec 13 to Dec 21, Jan 10 to Jan 18, Jan 17 to Feb 1
Paris – Pointe-au-Pitre (Guadeloupe) – Dominica/ Fort-de-France (Martinique) – Paris
Paris – Dominica – Paris
How to book:
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Baggage during the trip:
One cabin bag and one piece of checked baggage per passenger.
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