Petite Martinique

Travel Guide Caribbean Grenada Petite Martinique

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Introduction

Petite Martinique is an island which is part of Grenada. It is located north of the main island and close to the international border with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Geography

It is 4 kilometres away from Carriacou. With its 2.37 km2 and population of 900, it is smaller than Carriacou. Petite Martinique is much smaller, comprising about 9.8% of the total area and 30% of the entire population which is estimated at 10,000. The residents of this island live by boat-building, fishing and seafaring.

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Weather

Petite Martinique has a hot and humid tropical climate with average daytime temperatures between 28º C and 30º C and average nights around 23º C. Most rain falls between June and October with a chance of hurricanes from August onwards. Therefore, the drier (and slightly cooler) December to April period is the best time to visit weather-wise. Unfortunately prices rise sharply during this period and the months of November and May still have good weather. So budget-wise these later months may be a good option as well.

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Getting There

By Boat

Ospreylines has ferry services connecting several islands in Grenada, including the main island, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Services between Grenada and Carriacou and Carriacou and Petit Martinique usually are twice a day, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. More expensive watertaxis or cheaper small local boats are also options.

Finally, smaller boats and private taxis regularly ply the routes to Carriacou and Union Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Eat

  • Palm Beach, Petite Martinique, ☎ +1 473 443 9103.

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Sleep

  • Melodies Guest House, ☎ +1 473 443 9052, e-mail: melodies@caribsurf.com.
  • Seaside View Cottages, ☎ +1 473 443 9007.

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