View Full Version : Still a Little Confused Pointe du Bout
August 10th, 2005, 11:51 AM
Have read a number of posts and I'm still a little unsure about transportation from cruise ship to Pointe du Bout ferry and more importantly, back to the cruise ship. How easy / difficult is it to get a transfer (taxi , shuttle) to ferry terminal and back to the cruise ship?
Also, is it possible to have a nice (local) lunch and buy some cheese, pates to take back to the ship at the Village Creole?
August 11th, 2005, 09:45 AM
There will be plenty of taxis waiting outside the ship and it's a short ride to the ferry. When you return at the end of the day by ferry there will be plenty of taxis waiting at the ferry dock to take you to your ship.
I've stopped in Martinique on 2 cruises and both times we've gone to Point Du Boit with no problems.
August 11th, 2005, 12:20 PM
Once in Pointe du Bout, you'll find a little supermarket named "8 à 8". It's open every day even on sunday morning. There you can buy cheese and what ever you want.
September 3rd, 2005, 10:08 AM
Pomliane, I understand you are from Martinique? We are going to be there on Good Friday in Apr. 06. We are looking to do a relaxing day since we assume everything will be closed for the Holiday, but I would love to pick up some local cheeses/wine to take back to the ship. We both love to visit gourmet shops. Would Pointe Du Bout be a good place to visit? Do you have any other suggestions of things to see/do?
September 8th, 2005, 11:14 AM
Sorry but on God friday most shops are closed. Maybe in Pointe du Bout you'll find shops open untill 12 am but I'm not sure. Whatever, restaurants will be opened there : it's a touristy area with hotels and hotels never close;). I'm sure you'll find what you want : good wines, etc... but maybe you won't be able to take some back to the ship.
September 20th, 2005, 02:04 PM
We walked back to the ship after we got off the ferry from Pointe du Bout. It was less than a 10 minute walk. Got into a taxi van on the pier when we went to the ferry. I think it was $3pp. :)