Discover The Rocher du Diamant Martinique

With its sharp edges, the Rocher du Diamant (Diamond Rock) looks like a large diamond stone in the rough, floating on the sea. Accessible by boat, it is a very interesting site for divers who can see the abundant wildlife, mainly consisting of standard and yellow-mouth barracudas as well as green tortoise thanks to the 16 to 80 ft deep transparent depths. The islet also has the best preserved beach of the island. However, watch out for the strong sea currents which can pull you out.

  • The 'Rocher du Diamant' (Diamond Rock), The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    The 'Rocher du Diamant' (Diamond Rock)

    The 176 metre high volcanic island, 'Rocher du Diamant', is one of the symbols of Martinique. It is closed to the public.

    © Marc Bruxelle / 123RF
  • 'Maison du Bagnard' (Convict's House), The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    'Maison du Bagnard' (Convict's House)

    'Maison du Bagnard' was built in 1940 by an ex-convict from Guyana at Anse Cafard, which overlooks Diamond Bay. The house has been preserved since his death.

    © Thierry Tete / 123RF
  • Diamond Bay beaches, The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    Diamond Bay beaches

    Diamond Bay is popular with tourists but the beaches are not especially pretty. Your best bit is to go to Sainte-Anne, where the famous rock is always somewhere in sight!

    © Julian Elliott / 123RF
  • The panorama over the 'Rocher du Diamant', The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    The panorama over the 'Rocher du Diamant'

    The rock can be admired from anywhere along the bay, but the most impressive views are from the road that comes from Anses-d'Arlet (the D37).

    © Gil GIUGLIO / EASYVOYAGE
  • The 'Rocher du Diamant' by catamaran, The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    The 'Rocher du Diamant' by catamaran

    You can sail up to the rock, but disembarking onto it is forbidden. The site is considered a protected area.

    © René Mattes
  • Regattas in Martinique, The Rocher du Diamant, Coasts, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    Regattas in Martinique

    The 'Rocher du Diamant' is an unmistakable part of the backdrop in the many sailing regattas organised in the south of Martinique, including the Transat Bénodet-Martinique race.

    © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE
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