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Editor's note: We've very excited about the news that American Airlines will start direct flights to Martinique this April. In honor of that, here's an account of our editors' recent trip to Martinique.
I blame Pierce Brosnan. Ever since I watched him seduce Rene Russo by whisking her off on a romantic island getaway in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, I’ve longed to visit Martinique, where those steamy scenes were shot. So when the invitation to visit arrived, I jumped at the chance. That first morning, I’m struck by the dichotomy of Martinique: With its undulating terrain, roadside fruit stalls and tracts of sugar cane intersected by winding roads (some so hilly they change the orientation on my iPhone), the tiny isle first appears as Caribbean as any other. But ...
- For starters: Should we read into the fact British Airways doesn't even offer service here?
- ISLANDS editor Robert Stephens and photographer Jon Whittle find real island baseball in the Dominican Republic for this trip from the ISLANDS Wish List.
- ISLANDS photographer Jon Whittle sets sail to the remote Caribbean aboard the luxury Star Clipper ship for this special cruise on the ISLANDS Wish List.
- Snorkeling here today off Fronton Beach at the tip of the Samana Peninsula meant a sea spectacle for our eyes only. One colorful fish after another darted in and out of the nooks and crannies carved into the Dr. Seuss-like coral as black-and-white eels looked on from the seafloor. Every turn revealed something new -- purple fish, then blue fish, then black, then giant brain coral, swaying seaweed and flowering plants. An hour or so of this underwater bliss and then I had to return to life on the land -- and what beautiful land it is.