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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Martinique (2024 Updated)

The Martinique Islands are considered a safe destination for LGBT tourists. LGBT people tend to face no discrimination issues in resorts and very touristic areas. Most Martinique inhabitants are quite tolerant of same-sex relationships and in the islands we can find some gay friendly hotels Martinique.

The French islands — St. Barts, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, and Martinique — are technically an extension of mainland France, and the French have always regarded homosexuality with a certain blasé tolerance.

Gay rights are legally protected in Martinique, as it is part of France. However, homophobia is still prevalent and there is little or no gay scene on the island.

Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane, a garden bordered by shops and cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.


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 1. Le Carbet Gay B&B – Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique

Le Carbet Gay B&B
Le Carbet Gay B&B

Welcome to ” LE CARBET B&B ” at seaside in a quiet and private place.

Exclusively dedicated to accommodate gay and lesbian guests who are welcomed like friends.

Beach located at street corner

Nude sunbathing on rooftop terrace

NEXT to : Restaurants, snacks & bars.Car rentals, boutiques, Watersports, Casino. Golf & Empress Josephine birthplace.

Quick acces to the island southern beaches & sites.

Dominique’s home is the perfect place for travelers in Martinique. His residence is located on Pointe du Bout, a vibrant beach town featuring a shopping & restaurant district, live music, and marina offering a variety of water activities. You can catch the local ferry to Fort-de-France from the marina and also rent a car from the nearby agencies.

Dominique is more than just a host – he’s an incredibly sweet and thoughtful person. He finds the perfect balance between ensuring that guests are enjoying their stay while affording privacy. His home is clean, spacious, and has views of the ocean from the terrace and rooftop sunbathing area. Dominique understands aspects unique to gay travelers and makes everyone feel welcomed. He respects all and appreciates those that respect him, his home, and other guests. I would definitely recommend Dominique’s home for those seeking to explore Martinique while also engaging with other members of the LGBT community.

The Villa has a rooftop solarium, calm and very private where you can have a 100% sunbath .
The Villa is walking distance to a very nice sand beach where you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs, have drinks, lunch and dinner, there is live music on weekends.

It is also walking distance from the Marina where you can take the water shuttle to Fort de France, it is also the departure point for scuba diving, dolphins excursions, water sports etc.

And just before te Marina you have car rental services, a casino, several groceries shops, a variety of small restaurants and bars offering so many lunch and dinner options. It’s a live place but not too crowded.

In a nutshell, the place is ideally located, rooms are comfortable, common areas are well decorated and very spacious, most importantly the host is very attentive and passionate.

Le Carbet is the perfect place to stay on a perfect Caribbean Island. This bed and breakfast is very gay friendly, and our host, Dominique, is an amazing host. He made our stay felt like we were staying with an old friend in his very spacious house. Dominique was extremely helpful with tips to get around Martinique and activities to do. (With Carnival going on during our stay, it was not a challenge to find stuff to do!) We cannot wait to go back to Martinique, and I have recommended to all of my gay friends to go to Martinique and stay at Le Carbet!

Incidentally, we did have some questions about how gay friendly Martinique is because some places in the Caribbean are not the most gay friendly. Martinique was very gay friendly, and we never had any issues on the island.

Staying at Le Carbet provided an ambient memory of a unique and culturally enriching experience in a fascinating island. Le Carbet B & B offers a traveler a myriad of choices: a relaxing stay at the B & B itself, artistically decorated, pragmatic (catering to all needs), and pleasant, with a considerate and thoughtful host; a quick walk (200 metres) to a white sand Caribbean beach, where you can sunbathe, soak, or do laps in the calm bay (great place for a workout and to maintain health on a holiday); a chance to explore and relax in a vibrant neighbourhood (surrounding the B & B) with fine espresso, fine dining and boutique shopping; a ten-minute ferry ride to the capital of Fort de France where you can explore shops and an interesting historic centre. Martinique is a wonderful cultural experience in the Eastern Caribbean. Le Carbet is an enhancing personal experience.

Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique
Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique

How much does a room costs at Le Carbet Gay B&B ?

Prices start 60 $/night for Double Room. 

Where to book online – Le Carbet Gay B&B – Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique – you can find the best hotels deals in Martinique during Martinique Carnival and Martinique Gay Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Martinique on or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Resort Carayou Hotel and Spa  3*– Gay Friendly Hotels Trois-Îlet Martinique

Carayou Hotel and Spa
Carayou Hotel and Spa

Carayou Hotel and Spa features a restaurant, 2 pools, a bar and shared lounge in Les Trois-Îlets. Featuring a garden, the 3-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

At the resort, rooms have a wardrobe. At Carayou Hotel and Spa every room includes a desk and a flat-screen TV.

The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Carayou Hotel and Spa offers a children’s playground. You can play table tennis and darts at the resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling and canoeing.Situated in a tropical garden at Pointe du Bout (Trois Ilets) in Martinique, the Carayou Hotel & Spa *** with 207 sea or garden view rommes, will captivate you with its Caribbean charm.

Each day the resident chef offers mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine to tantalize your taste-buds, in the Cafe Creole restaurant.Enjoy total relaxation with a pass to the Josephine Spa area (which includes a hamam, Jacuzzi, and beauty treatment rooms), the swimming pool located at the centre of the hotel complex, or the full-equipped private beach

The hotel is perfectly located at the end of the Pointe du Bout, private, with its own little beach under swaying palm trees, far from the ubiquitous vehicle traffic found on Martinique. Our request for a top floor room with water view was honored, and the reception desk personnel were gracious, personable, friendly and helpful, as were all the hotel employees we encountered during our stay — those in the dining room, those in charge of cleaning the rooms,those in charge of the daily planned activities, etc. The room was a good size, with a good closet and good air conditioning, immaculate (and kept that way daily), and, like all their rooms, with a balcony.

The hotel is at the end of the peninsula of Pointe du Bout and is in a relatively quiet area. And yet, within easy walking distance of the hotel is a marina which offers ferry rides to the city, a number of wonderful small restaurants and bistros and a shopping area which was very convenient and provided quite a lot of variety. We loved it there and were sorry when our four-day visit ended.

Our room was located right on the little bay leading to the harbor so we had a wonderful view of the sea, and there were beautiful sandy beaches right nearby. The hotel itself has a lovely pool and also a sandy beach with plenty of chairs for lounging and shaded areas–much appreciated!

All of the staff at the hotel are extremely friendly and helpful in every way, and there was always someone available who could speak English very well in case of any problems or concerns. (We had none!!)

Additionally, we loved the buffet breakfasts and the beautiful dining area, meticulously attended to by the servers. It was a great way to begin each morning!


How much does a room costs at Carayou Hotel and Spa ?

Prices start 215 $/night for Double Room. 

Where to book onlineCarayou Hotel and Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique – you can find the best hotels deals in Martinique during Martinique Carnival and Martinique Gay Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Martinique on or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Pelican 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique


Set in Schœlcher, less than 1 km from Plage de l’Anse Collat, HOTEL PELICAN offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a concierge service and luggage storage space for guests.

At the hotel, each room is equipped with a wardrobe. At HOTEL PELICAN all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

The best welcome we ever had, very friendly staff, they are all very helpful, gave us ideas what to do and where to go. The sea view is beautiful, the rooms are clean. This is our first time, but not the last time here. Highly recommended.

We really enjoyed our two-night stay at Hotel Pelican; our rooms were comfortable and pristine (very, very clean) and it was particularly memorable due to the excellent service we received from the front of house staff. The team were happy to accommodate us in any way – they provided tea/coffee during check in and a great restaurant recommendation (Lili’s); they gave us a last-minute lift when we were struggling to find a taxi; they were so approachable (which made us comfortable to ask anything) and were accommodating of our various language skills (three languages between us!)

We stayed in two rooms: I had a twin (the balcony of which overlooked the car park but was still lovely – see my photos for proof) and my friends had the double with the sea view. Both rooms were incredibly comfortable and more than suited our needs.

Facilities: Bathrooms of both rooms were clean and fit for purpose, though I would have liked a corner shelf in the shower/wet room area. The hotel has a pool (which I didn’t use, so can’t comment on) and also has it’s own entrance directly to the beach – blissful.

Breakfast: We chose to have the hotel provide breakfast, which was delicious on both mornings (Thank you Chef Guillaume!) Fresh fruit, perfectly cooked eggs, charcuterie, a selection of cheeses, pancakes on one occasion, and mouth watering pastries (I uploaded pictures of this, so take a look.) As a Brit, I appreciated the selection of tea too. 😀

Slight drawbacks: There are no phones in the room, so you can’t call down to reception (but it’s easy to walk down.) I had an issue with my room one day: my front door was left ajar by one of the air conditioning maintenance guys. Nothing was stolen though, and when I reported it, management apologised.

Restaurants nearby: We were told that there were several restaurants within walking distance but we didn’t find that to be the case. We found one Italian restaurant, and a couple of beach-front drink places, one of which probably serves food (we didn’t eat there so I can’t comment.) We also had real trouble finding a restaurant open on Monday night, so avoid dining out on that night if you can. There’s a takeaway pizza place within walking distance, so eat there on a Monday I’d say (we’d eaten there the night before; the pizzas were good and the menu quite varied.)

All in all, when next in Martinique, I will certainly look into returning to Hotel Pelican. I’d highly recommend it.

This is a great choice to discover the northern part of Martinique and right at the beach in Schoelcher with many restaurants walking distance. Rooms are clean, spacious and the decor is contemporary – the hotel just opened a few months ago! Being a small, family-run place the manager is often around and the staff is very friendly. Loved the breakfast that you can have brought to your room. Go for the sea view and if you want more intimacy, the 3rd floor is the best. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets and observe pelicans catching fish in the sea.

Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique
Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique

How much does a room costs at Hotel Pelican Martinique ?

Prices start 182 $/night for Superior Studio with Partial Sea View. The King Suite with Sea View is 352$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

This studio has a microwave, tile/marble floor and kitchenware.

Where to book online Hotel Pelican Martinique  – Gay Friendly Hotels Martinique – you can find the best hotels deals in Martinique during Martinique Carnival and Martinique Gay Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Martinique on or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.