The best things to do after dinner in Martinique make good use of the island’s laidback vibe. The tropical island has earned fame as the 'rum capital of the world', and most evenings include delicious alcoholic drinks. Part of the French Caribbean, Martinique offers a colourful atmosphere at all sorts of venues. Visitors can kick off the festivities by watching the sunset, then move the fun to restaurants or beach bars.

    Whether you’re in the mood for a chill night out or a wild party, Martinique has the setting for you. Lounge on a private beach, watch a cultural performance or dance the night away in this beautiful paradise. Here are some of the top options to choose from.

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    Martinique sunset cruise or boat excursion

    Spot sea creatures while sailing the Caribbean Sea

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    Step aboard your vessel and enjoy an excursion in Martinique’s turquoise waters before sundown. Vacationing couples can embark on a dinner cruise to admire the dreamy skies while toasting with wine or champagne. Marine enthusiasts can spot dolphins, sea birds, and other creatures on boating excursions. As you cruise the sea, snap photos of the tropical forests adorning Martinique’s coast.

    Most Martinique boating excursions depart from Fort-de-France, the island’s French-influenced capital. For views of Martinique’s southern coast, depart from the Port of Le Marin. The upscale yachting destination boasts a more intimate vibe away from the enormous cruise ships.

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    Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale

    Celebrate the island’s culture by watching a fine arts performance

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    Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale is the premier venue for delving into Martinique’s fascinating culture. The performing arts centre hosts talented artists who display their affection for music, dance, and digital media. In total, Tropiques Atrium has produced a dozen theatre and movie productions to entertain audiences. And its cinema presents world movies that earned viewings at famous film festivals.

    Inside the performance hall, watch musicians and dancers showcase their skills with captivating performances. Touring exhibitions make stops at Tropiques Atrium to display creations from masterful artists. Browse the calendar to find the dates of annual festivals such as the Martinique Jazz Festival and the International Dance Biennial.

    Location: 6 Rue Jacques Cazotte, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +596 596 70 79 29

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    Le Petibonum

    Taste Martinique rum while lounging on a sandy beach

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    Le Petibonum boasts a romantic sunset view for patrons, situated on a private black-sand beach on Martinique’s Plage du Coin. Sink into a deckchair with your toes in the sand beside the lapping waves of the Caribbean. Taste homemade dishes to soothe your appetite while watching the sun dip below the horizon. Local products whipped up by the chef include crayfish, lobsters, tuna, and Martinique meats.

    Rum enthusiasts can sample the finest productions from Martinique distilleries at Le Petibonum’s Rhum Bar. Taste vintage rums neat or ask the bartender to craft an exotic cocktail. Check Le Petibonum’s calendar for evening events that include classical concerts, resident DJs, and beach parties.

    Location: Plage du Coin, Le Carbet 97221, Martinique

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +596 596 78 04 34

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    Le Cloud – Rooftop Bar

    For an intimate evening overlooking the island

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    Le Cloud – Rooftop Bar boasts a chic atmosphere for watching the sunset and for a quiet evening with a view. As Martinique’s 1st rooftop bar,  Le Cloud entices couples looking for a romantic night out. The rooftop terrace overlooks Fort-de-France Bay and the twinkling lights of Martinique’s capital. While gazing at the colourful sky, take in the delightful tunes that set the mood.

    Start your evening with Le Cloud’s cocktail creation menu that includes exotic recipes featuring Caribbean fruits. The drink menu also includes red and white wines, beers, champagnes, and rum tastings. If you’re craving dessert, try their 3 Chocolate Mousse or Lemon Tart Unstructured.

    Location: Immeuble La YOLE, Rue Ernest Hemingway, Etang Z'Abricots, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +596 696 21 61 21

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    Wahoo Café

    Beachside drinks while watching the sunset

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    Head to Wahoo Café on Martinique’s west coast for refreshing cocktails with a fantastic view. The beachside joint offers plenty of outdoor seating beside the water to watch a Caribbean sunset. Hang out with your friends or family beneath a shady umbrella and gaze at boats bobbing in the adjacent sea. Wahoo’s cocktails contain a unique mixture of fresh fruits and Martinique liquor for a delectable taste.

    Before the sun goes down, join your buddies for a game of beach volleyball or get ready for live entertainment. The regular music includes DJs and local bands to set the mood. Ease your appetite by sampling the kitchen’s fish recipes made from local catches.

    Location: All. du Débarcadère, Le Carbet 97221, Martinique

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +596 596 74 69 95

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    Le Babaorum

    Music and cocktails while enjoying the Caribbean breeze

    Le Babaorum sets the mood for a pleasant evening in Martinique without the disturbance of modern technology. Cell phones aren’t allowed in the restaurant, so the sounds of ringtones and telephone conversations won’t distract you. Bright colours and soft lights create a warm ambience while dining in the open-air space. The friendly staff serves Creole cuisine with a delightful presentation to satisfy customers.

    Once nightfall arrives, the Fort-de-France establishment heightens the atmosphere with candles and string lights. Plants placed around the seating arrangements create a pleasant aroma, and ceiling fans ease the humid environment. If you fancy a drink, the bar offers a variety of creative cocktails as light music entertains the crowd.

    Location: 42 Rte de Chateauboeuf, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 2.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm (closed at weekends)

    Phone: +596 596 75 03 32

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    Le Kano

    Chill by the sea with a refreshing cocktail in hand

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    Le Kano is the place to relax after a fun-filled afternoon of swimming or boating in the Caribbean Sea. Take a seat on a comfy armchair and grab a fruity cocktail to reflect on the day’s adventures. For a special occasion, request a French wine or champagne from the cellar of the lounge bar.

    The lounge sits directly beside Anse Mitan Beach and provides a beautiful view as the sun dips below the horizon. Grab some tapas and other tempting Creole delights to soothe your appetite while hanging with friends. And to boost the atmosphere, resident DJs play rhythmic music patrons boogie to on the dance floor.

    Location: 31 rue Bougainvillees Trois Ilets (Les, 97229, Martinique

    Open: Daily from noon to 7 pm

    Phone: +596 596 78 40 33

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    Garage Popular

    Party with the locals at this open-air garage

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    At Garage Popular in Fort-de-France, car enthusiasts will feel right at home hanging out with friends and sipping a beer. The open-air bar mimics a garage and swings its doors to let patrons gather along the sidewalk. Grab a barstool and check out the car-related accessories hanging from the wall, like hubcaps and licence plates.

    Place your chair beside the TV to watch live sports or challenge your buddies to a game of darts. The music reverberates from the speakers as the locals mingle in the tight-knit space. Pair your beer or cocktail with Caribbean bites and enjoy the easy-going atmosphere.

    Location: 116 Rue Lamartine, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique

    Open: Monday–Tuesday from noon to 11.45 pm, Wednesday–Thursday from noon to midnight, Friday from noon to 2 am, Saturday from 9 am to 2 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +596 596 79 86 76

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    Casino Bateliere Plazza

    Compete for prizes on the slots and at the poker table

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    Casino Bateliere Plazza offers exciting games late into the night, just a 10-minute drive from the Fort-de-France cruise terminal. Test your luck on slot machines, electronic games, and traditional casino games to win prizes. Play a round of Texas Hold’em, English Roulette, or Blackjack for huge winnings.

    Let the emotions from your card games subside by grabbing a snack and cocktail at Le Club Seven. The trendy bar airs sporting events, plays music, and boasts an outdoor terrace to chill with friends. Casino Bateliere Plazza often hosts live music from talented artists and can accommodate large parties looking for personalised service.

    Location: Casino Batelière Plazza, Rés les Alizés de Batelière, Schoelcher 97233, Martinique

    Open: Daily from 10 am (closing time varies between 3 am and 4 am)

    Phone: +596 596 61 73 23

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    Kinky Mango

    Bring your dance shoes to boogie with friends at DJ parties

    Kinky Mango boasts fun vibes, refreshing drinks, and upbeat music about 4 km east of Fort-de-France. Tropical decor mimics the jungle as you find a spot to hang out with other partygoers. When you find a seat, sip signature drinks or grab savoury bar food to ease your hunger. Bartenders prepare handcrafted cocktails or can serve sparkling champagne for those special occasions.

    Energetic DJs hit the stage to play pulsating beats to get patrons in the dancing mood. Tropical and Latin vibes flow throughout the venue, and the staff often encourages guests to wear costumes. If you’re bringing a large party, inquire about booking advance to reserve your spots.

    Location: Lot. les Hauts de Californie, Le Lamentin 97232, Martinique

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm (closed Saturday–Monday)

    Phone: +596 696 30 09 15

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    Daniel Grenier | Contributing Writer

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