During his inspection of the facility on the 15th of October 2007, the Minister of Tourism was very pleasantly surprised by the vibrance of the flowers and plants and the quality of the accommodations proposed by the Spice Route. (Picture: the Saffron Villa)

The Spice Route site was selected by the Martinique Tourism Authority for the delegation's visit in Le François. (Picture: the Paprika Villa)

Mayor of Le François, Maurice Antiste and hotel owner, José Laupa, accompanied Minister Luc Chatel as he discovered the features of a high-class yet personable tourist destination.

The conversation continued beside the Saffron Villa swimming pool where Mrs Laupa served a delicious cocktail.

To look at this particularly blooming path, you wouldn't think that a violent hurricane (Dean) had seriously damaged the site.

Want to relax in a little piece of paradise?
Want to discover the genuine Martinique?
The Spice Route's villas and bungalows will undoubtedly be your first choice.