When our Emmy-winning team filmed for our Martinique PBS TV episode in the French Caribbean, we had a few mishaps! See what happened in our special behind the scenes video, below, and check out a preview for this episode, above.
This special half hour episode explores the French Caribbean island of Martinique, combining beautiful beaches with lush rainforests and quiet fishing villages with vibrant cultural sites. Host Darley Newman meets local guides to take a deeper dive into the top places to sun, sail, snorkel, eat, drink and enjoy eco-friendly nature and fascinating Creole culture.
Highlights of “Travels with Darley: Martinique Adventures” include: Watching the sun set with a rum cocktail and fresh marlin tartare with Chef Guy Ferdinand, aka Chef Hot Pants, at Le Petibonum, a restaurant located on a black sand beach. A visit to the “Little Pompeii of the Caribbean,” Saint Pierre, the former capital of Martinique, which was wiped out by hot gas and volcanic debris in a matter of minutes! A sailing lesson combined with snorkeling with local Delice Nouel at Ilet Madame. Learning about Creole culture at the Emerald Estate (Domaine d’Emeraude), which cultivates tropical flora and fauna, many of which has traditional cultural significance. Rum tasting at Depaz Distillery. Walking along Martinique’s best beaches, including Les Anses-d’Arlet and Les Salines. An eco-friendly boat tour to visit mangroves and the island paradise of Ilet Chevalier. An early morning fishing expedition on a black sand beach in Le Carbet using traditional techniques, called Coup de Senne. The Vaka Band’s Carnival rehearsal. The Pottery Village in Trois Ilets with a special performance by the Clay Men Carnival group… and more!
Watch “Travels with Darley: Martinique Adventures” on your local PBS TV station and Create TV.