Cultural History

Martinique is a French island located in the arc of the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea between Dominica to the north and Saint Lucia to the south. The main music of Martinique are biguine, the Creole mazurka or mazouk, the Creole waltz, the quadrille or high-waist, the chouval-bwa, the bô-kannal drum, the bèlè, the kadans and the zouk.

Medical Advances

With more than 1,500 beds, a staff of 5,610 agents including 670 doctors the CHUM (CHU de Martinique) is a benchmark establishment in the Caribbean. On January 1, 2017, Martinique had 100,000 inhabitants: 287 doctors (including 140 generalists and 147 specialists), 49 dental surgeons, 1,120 IDEs, 141 physiotherapists and 92 pharmacists.

A french island within the Caribbean

The Martinican population has one of the longest life expectancies in the world (2008): 83,8 years for a woman and 77,6 years for a man. There are twice as many doctors in Martinique than in the USA for example. Martinique is a very safe island. It was voted “the safest island in the Caribbean” in 2016. New York and Montreal are 5 hours by flight from Fort de France. In addition, Martinique Medical Care offers you a personalized service for your care in Martinique. Discover more about Martinique with our tourist partner: Comité Martiniquais de Tourisme.