Things to do
Surfers come to Tartane from across the globe. And when the surf’s up you can see why. Simply sit back and watch them from your luxury hotel. Or hire some equipment and book a private lesson if you’d like to have a go yourself.
Forget the typical local arts and crafts you might pick up in markets on other Caribbean islands. French style pervades in Martinique, and you’ll find exclusive boutiques selling everything from Chanel to Cartier. The well-to-do jet setters like to come to Tartane to do some serious shopping.
When you’re relaxing in Tartane it may feel like you have escaped the rest of the world, but there’s a surprising amount of international culture here too. The film To Have and Have Not was set here, and the artist Paul Gauguin also lived in the area for a spell. You can find out more about his time here at the Paul Gauguin Interpretation Centre.