Money and costs

The currency used in the French Antilles (Martinique and Guadeloupe) is the Euro. Most establishments, even many of the less sophisticated ones, allow payments with credit and debit cards. ATMs are abundant in the main towns. Like most of the French overseas territories, Martinique quickly proves to be an expensive destination.


Rates start at around €85 per double room in the most humble hotels. You're going to have a hard time finding something cheaper than this.


The population of Martinique is the first to complain about the excessively high prices of food on their island, even if purchases are made in supermarkets. If you think that restaurants add inflated value to what they buy there, dishes between €13 and €15 and the cost of meals in normal restaurants, between €30 and €50, to start with are justified.


It is found more frequently, offered by hotels, bars and restaurants. Otherwise, it costs around €5 an hour in internet cafes.