In Guadeloupe and Martinique, Euro is the local currency.
Visas are not required for citizens of the US, Canada, Australia or the European Union. Citizens of the EU need an official identity card, passport or valid French carte de séjour(visitor permit). Citizens of all other foreign countries need a valid passport and some require a visa for France. All visitors officially require a return or onward ticket
Good medical care is available throughout the French West Indies. Not all doctors speak or understand English. Hyperbaric chambers are available in Guadeloupe at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Abymes and in Martinique at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Fort de France. Cases of dengue fever have been reported in Martinique and Guadeloupe. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC’s Internet site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel.
Police in Belize: 911
In the french West Indies :
Fire Patrol : phone :18
Emergency : phone : 15
Police : 17
The islands of the West Indies are all in the tropics, a warmer climate zone between latitudes 10° and 23°27’ north. In these latitudes the sun is high overhead all year, so there is little variation from day to day between the times of sunrise and sunset. The sun's heat is moderated by the cool temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean and by the trade winds, which blow from the northeast throughout the year. These winds blow more strongly from January to April, bringing cooler temperatures and showers from far out in the Atlantic.
Conditions for renting a boat
If you want to rent a sailboat or a motorboat, you need a sailing licence or a boat licence.
Sailboat and Catamaran in Martinique