Land of human mixing, Martinique is also a land of many facets. In the east, the jagged cliffs of the Caravelle and its desert islets confront the stormy waters of the Atlantic. To the south, there are the innumerable hills, these charming hills which soften and languish until they give way to long strips of white sand fringed with green coconut palms cutting the turquoise of the Caribbean Sea. To the north, tropical vegetation takes hold of the mountain, arousing respect and mystery. The Mount Pelée volcano, visible from all sides, dominates the island and recalls the tragic fate of Saint Pierre, the former capital of Martinique. From paradisiacal beaches bathed in sunshine to fishing villages, from immense banana plantations to elegant rum estates, the Flower Island captivates both with its natural beauty and its cultural riches.