Anse Mitan is located in Trois-Îlets, a five-minute walk from The Pointe du Bout seaside resort. This Boutique Port offers French Creole chic and plenty of activities. It is one of the most visited places by cruise passengers arriving from Fort-de-France by ferry. You will find that the golden beaches of Anse Mitan feature clear blue water. The shore is spotted with palm trees, which conceal a few small bistros.
There are also plenty of restaurants right on the water and it’s one of the best places to experience the local specialties. It is right on the coast, so if you don’t want to leave Anse Mitan at all, it’s worth a try.
SPORTS AND ADVENTURES
- Sightseeing, walking trips
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
banana – boat – donut riding – paddle – windsurfing – flysurfing.
- Dolphin watching
Les Trois Ilets Church – Place of baptism of empress Josephine later Napoleon’s wife – Martinique – FWI
- Notre Dame de la Bonne Délivrance Church: Located on the central square of the town of Trois-Îlets, the church of “Notre Dame de la Bonne Délivrance” was built in 1724 on a land granted by Sieur de Montigny. The Trois-Îlets church is famous for having been the parish where three ceremonies were held bringing together the family of Empress Joséphine in joy and sadness: the marriage of her parents in 1761, her baptism in 1763 and her mother’s funeral in 1807. That’s why the whole church was listed as an historic building on January 5th of 1993. Free visit on Monday and Friday from 9 am to 11 am.
HERITAGE SITES – 10-20 minute drive from Anse Mitan
- The Pottery Village: Located on the site of a former Jesuit couvent set up in late 17th century, has been working with local clay since the middle of the 18th century. Take a trip to the Pottery Village to see expertise of the craftsmen and the superb exhibition areas. Open Monday till Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm (admission free) – Tel: +(596) 596 68 03 44.
- The Slave Savannah: Located in the rural district of “La Ferme” on the outskirts of Les Trois-Îlets, the Slave Savannah is a fascinating and incredibly detail-oriented replica of a mid-nineteenth century slave village. Set in a 5-acre park on the edge of the forest, the slave village features a few huts scattered among ponds, benches, and small patches of tropical gardens, all of which have been shaped by the owner Gilbert Larose since 2000. Roofs made with dried and tightly-woven sugar cane leaves, wooden walls, mud floors are some of the details which really conjure up the time of yesteryear. This is indeed a unique opportunity to experience a real-life example of what one person’s drive and passion can create, while learning more about Martinican history and culture.
Open every day from 9 am to 12 am & 2 pm to 5:30 pm – Tel: +(596) 596 68 33 91.
Admission: Adult €7 and children (less than 12 years old) €3.
- The Pagerie Museum: Located in magnificent natural surroundings, the Pagerie Museum has been a listed building since 1979. The museum is housed in the ruins of the “out-buildings” of the sugar planter’s house. That museum dedicated to Joséphine served as a pretext for learning more about the country’s colonial history, in particular the history of its famous sons and daughters but not forgetting the 150 anonymous people who worked at La Petite Guinée, later known as La Sanois then la Pagerie.
Open Tuesday till Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm – Tel: +(596) 596 68 38 34. Admission: Adults €5.00 & children (5-12 years old) €1.50.
QUICK FACTS FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS
- Direct arrival onto Anse Mitan beach, equipped with deckchairs, cocktail bars, restaurants, bilingual signage for a tourist route.
- Easy pick-up of cruise passengers going on excursions.
- Scheduled shuttle boats leaving Anse Mitan and Pointe du Bout towards Fort-de-France for €7 or $7 round trip.
- Tourist information provided at Pointe du Bout and cruise tender dock.
- € is the local currency – $ is accepted by many vendors, although it’s best to bring small denominations.
- Great variety of shops and boutiques generally open seven days a week. Yes, even Sundays.
- Restaurants average service: 12:00 am/3:00 pm, noon; Evening 7:00/9:30 pm.
- Taxi drivers available for transfers and island tours.
- Wi-Fi is now available in the city center, all over downtown Fort-de-France.
A SAFE ISLAND
Constant presence of policemen and orange-dressed civilian patrols downtown – 60 surveillance cameras – Martinique ranked the safest island in the Caribbean Quality Index.