Experience the unique culture of the French Caribbean where spectacular natural beauty, exquisite dining, and trendy nightlife converge for a posh and sophisticated island stay. Known as the Isle of Flowers, the dramatic scenery of Martinique offers plenty of opportunities for hikers and nature lovers in the shadow of smoldering Mont Pelée. Located directly across the bay from the cosmopolitan capital of Fort-de-France, the upscale Hotel Carayou has 201 brightly furnished rooms with balconies and private beach access; the beach offers free kayak and windsurf rentals. Consider a 4-night stay at this laid-back seaside resort, including round-trip airfare from Miami, from just $670. Book by July 10. Travel this July 11 through August 31.