To get there we had to travel from Paris, France as there aren't any direct flights from the UK. Generally fares hover around the £450 mark with three airlines Air France, Air Caraibes and XL Airways offering weekly flights. Check out Expedia for how you can you get there.
You should definitely visit one of the Distilleries, all of them welcome visitors for a sampling of their products. One of the most popular being the Habitation Clément located in Le Francois
I also recommend while you are visiting the north of the island to have a day out in Jardin de Balata, a botanical garden in a rainforest setting. You will then understand why this island nickname is the Isle of Flowers. The garden has over 3,000 different types of tropical plants and trees from around the world.
Getting around Martinique has its difficulties as the island is very hilly and public transport is not exactly what you would call super reliable. To make things easy on yourself I would suggest renting a car preferably one with a bit of power as getting up some of those hills in a 1.4l or below car is a struggle.
If you are a foodie person like me, Martinique cuisine is a mix of French, Creole and South Asian traditions and a lot of spices. Fresh seafood are served in most restaurants, grilled fish, stewed crabs and delicious curry dishes. The most famous dish being the Colombo which is a curry traditionally made from lamb or chicken.
Lobster, my favourite: