Diamond Rock


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Diamond Rock

Lying some 3 kilometres off the southern coast of Martinique, Diamond Rock is an imposing 175-metre high rocky island, once claimed by the British as a ship (the HMS Diamond Rock), before being reclaimed by the French. Today it is known as one of the island's best dive spots.

Do & See

The picturesque seaside city of Fort-de-France offers plenty in the way of sights and attractions, including beautiful historical buildings, an imposing fort and ample walkability, but it is best used as a home-base for exploring the natural surroundings of the island of Martinique. Laze at idyllic beaches from coast to coast, hike up the commanding Mount Pelée, and marvel at the lush, tropical beauty of the island. The more historically-minded can check out the Musée de la Pagerie or contemplate the solemn Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, a sobering reminder or the country's and region's tumultuous past.