“We returned to this property recently and found it under new management. Ken and Colin are friendly, personable and helpful hosts and the property was immaculate.
Martinique is a 19-studio apartment building with shared laundry facilities and parking. Airport transfers to/from Cairns are readily arranged by the managers. The location is less than 5 minutes walk from Four Mile Beach and 5 minutes walk in the other direction to the start of the village, with its numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarket and shops.
The shared courtyard provides magazines and a book swap, filtered water, beach chairs, tour information, a barbeque and tables and chairs in an attractive area with tropical plantings and flowers. The pool and surrounds are well kept and rooms cleaned every four days with fresh bed and bathroom linen, although fresh towels and extras can be requested at any time. The kitchenette provides limited cooking facilities with a microwave and two-element cooktop and a small fridge. WIFI is variable in some areas, but improved coverage is being organized.
It is inevitable that there will be some noise from the pool and courtyard area, but mostly we found this to be minimal, as Martinique has a no-children policy, so guests tend to be couples and courtyard and pool areas are closed at a reasonable time of night.
Our thanks to Ken and Colin for a most enjoyable stay.”
Great place to base yourself in PD
“We stayed at Martinique for 8 nights – what a great place to base yourself – easy walk to beach, shops and restaurants. The rooms were immaculate, contained everything we needed and were quiet and private. Ken and Colin were gracious hosts and willingly organised anything we needed – tours, transfers etc. The gardens and pool were beautifully maintained and a pleasure to sit around.
Would definitely return to visit – thanks guys.”