'Unspoiled, undiscovered', are two words best suited for the description of this lovely little island. Only 586-acres, Petite Martinique is one of the smallest inhabited island in the Windward Islands. Petite Martinique belongs to the tri-island state of Grenada, located at longitude 61° 40 west and latitude 12° 29 north. It is the perfect location for a perfect vacation. The tri-island state of Grenada includes Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, the spice islands of the Caribbean. Three beautiful tropical islands within a chain of islands that form a graceful curve between the continents of North and South America.
Petite Martinique is volcanic in origin, having a cone shape, with the highest hill the 'Piton', rising to 756 feet above sea level. The Caribbean Sea laps the shores on the western side of the island and the dramatic Atlantic swells break on the eastern coast. The main beach located on the western side of the island contains two docks. One privately own by the company B & C Fuel Enterprise and the other belongs to the Government of Grenada.
Being the smallest of the tri-island state, Petite Martinique contains a population of only 900 people. Most of the inhabitants are of both African and European descent, blending together a rich African culture with European skills to make a strong knitted community, a community that looks after each other, growing together as one people, continually passing on their skills and culture to their children allowing it to 'stay alive'.
The people of the island of Petite Martinique are of a fishing community that sells its fish to mainland Grenada and also to the French island of Martinique. The large fishing boats fish for tuna and sells it to Grenada and from there it is then shipped to the U.S.A., while the smaller fishing boats fish for snapper, grouper and other small fish that would be on their list. These are brought to Martinique where they are collected by fishing agents and then sold to restaurants on the island. A high demand market that the people of Petite Martinique hopes will never die.