This tiny French island in the Lesser Antilles of the Eastern Caribbean houses a whopping 11 rum distilleries. Visit St. James Distillery and Rum Museum, then ride a steam train through the lush sugarcane fields. The adventure concludes with a tasting session of several local rums. Known by its fans as the island of “never-ending summer,” Martinique has a sunny, comfortably breezy climate, so hitting the beach is a must-do. Diamond Beach has some of the prettiest vistas in the Caribbean. Explore further afield on the hill overlooking the strand and you’ll see the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, one of Martinique’s most photographed and revered locations. Twenty white stone effigies commemorating an improperly anchored slave ship face the sea.
Where to Stay: Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, considered one of the world’s most romantic hotels, features an amazing culinary program and bespoke experiences for every guest (room rates start at $400 a night; capest.com).