Martinique Port wins highest distinction in Prestigious French Award

Press release


New York, NY – December 20, 2017—The Martinique Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that the port of Le Marin - the largest marina in Martinique, was awarded the distinction of five marine rings**, the highest ranking of the Quality Marina Award bestowed by the French Federation of Marinas.* With top-notch environmental infrastructures, the marina is located in the well equipped and dynamic town of Le Marin in the South of Martinique—Caribbean side, on one of the island’s most beautiful bays of the same name. And because of its environmental focus and accomplishments, La Marina Marin has also been rewarded with the Blue Flag honor for the 11th consecutive year.

The Quality Marina label is an exclusive label for marinas and is part of the FFM*-Odyssea strategy with the objective of evaluating these ports and improving their quality to the highest standards of infrastructure, equipment on-site, services and welcome.

From a ranking between1-5, the Marin Marina obtained level 5, reflecting the excellence of its services. It is one of only two ports—out of 320 French ports—to have ever attained this national level of distinction. This seal of excellence is not only a prestigious reward for the marina team and its “captain,” CEO Simon Jean-Joseph, but also for all stakeholders. “We are extremely proud of Simon Jean-Joseph and his team and what he was able to achieve at Le Marin Marina, the largest marina in the South Caribbean.” said Karine Mousseau, the Martinique Tourism Commissioner. Ms. Mousseau went on to say: “It is the perfect example of the overall efforts of the island’s tourism industry to consistently improve the quality of its services and strive for excellence, in order to assure our guests the best possible experience and stay in Martinique.”

**The Quality Marina Award’s “star” system


Géraldine Rome
Martinique Promotion Bureau
825 3rd
New York, NY 10022
United States