The Changing World of Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism

International Conference
Martinique, French West Indies
27 - 29 January 2011

Markt Le Marin

St Lucia Cruise Ship


St Lucia Market

Markt Fort de France

le Marin marina

Matrinique islet






Hotel Options

Karibea Squash (3 Star)
3 Boulevard De La Marne, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique English: click on “Karibea Squash”
- Conference price: €117.76 per night single room, incl. breakfast + tax, second person requires additional breakfast fee; Website reservations available in October, prior to that, email: or fax: 00 596 596 63 00 74

Hôtel la Batelière (4 Star)
Fort-de-France, Martinique
- Conference price: €146 per night single room, incl. breakfast + tax, second person requires additional breakfast fee; Website reservations available in October, prior to that, email: or send a fax to : 00 596 596 61 70 57

The two hotels above are the main accommodations for the conference. Depending on your interests, other options include:

Hôtel école Martinique
Anse gouraud 97233, Schoelcher, Martinique
No internet access; only 27 rooms in the training school hotel. This is the least expensive alternative, but is still good quality.
Tél : 596 596 72 78 00; Fax : 596 596 72 78 01
- Conference price: from € 65 to € 105 per night, incl. breakfast; for reservations email: or send a fax to  00 569 569 72 78 01

Hotel Carayou
Pointe du Bout, les Trois Îlets, Martinique
Located south of the Bay of Fort-de-France; takes 20 minutes by boat to reach the city of Fort-de-France; the boat runs on a regular, but limited schedule; may be more suited to couples and families.
- No special conference pricing

If, after contacting these hotels, you need additional assistance, please email:  Nathalie Petit Charles < nathaly.pc {at} >.

Conference Location

Conference sessions will be held at the University of Antilles and Guyane, on the Schoelcher campus (a suburb of Fort-de-France).

The conference will provide transportation to the university from the hotels above at no additional cost to participants. Reservations with the conference organizers may be required for some locations and times.

Participants staying at les Trois Îlets must pay the transportation by boat on their own (about 2.5 euros for each crossing of the bay). The conference will provide bus or car transportation from the boat dock in the port of Fort-de-France.

Flight Suggestions

It is generally cheaper to fly to St. Lucia (SLU & UVC) or Barbados (BGI) and then take a flight or ferry from their to Martinique (FDF). Connecting flights can be booked separately on Liat Airlines, Air Caraibes or Air Antilles. Other options include the windward islands of Guadeloupe (PTP) and Dominica (DOM). Note that one-way prices to these islands can be as cheap as half of a round trip, which could allow you to fly into Barbados, then to Martinique, then to St. Lucia, then home. Another resource is

Ferry services do not run every day and are only scheduled about two to three months in advance (so look for them in November). Also be prepared for occasional rough waters between the islands and potentially lengthy immigration delays (1+ hours at times) when arriving by boat.

Airport Transfers

Transfer from the Martinique airport to the hotels is available by taxi at a cost of about 25 euros. Travel time is about 20 minutes during off-peak perions, 40 to 45 minutes during peak congestions times.

The conference will provide free transfers between the airport and hotels during the major periods when participants will arrive and depart. You must provide your arrival and departure information (flight number and time) to the conference organizers by January 1st to be eligible for this service. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transfers for participants arriving or departing outside of the normal periods for the conference.


The French West Indies is considered part of France but is not included in the Schengen Treaty. If you are uncertain about your visa requirement, contact us and we will try to help you.

For additional information contact:

Alan A. Lew : alan.lew {at}
Olivier Dehoorne : dehoorneo {at}

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