A visit to the enchanted, French speaking island of Martinique during Carnival season will reveal just how liberated straight men become via the art of drag during this very celebratory season. The men—most of which appear to have been mixed (African and French)—will cause you to do a double take!
According to model scout, Steeven Jean-Yves Zamor, a Martinique national, “There are no recent issues of violence against gays. Our motto is discretion and respect. We ask the same of gay tourist by way of any excessive attitudes and demonstration of affection.”
Head for the hills overlooking the ocean at Le Plein Soleil, to experience tranquility in the midst of all the chaos of Carnivale. www.hotelpleinsoleil.fr
“Gay people hang out everywhere. From time to time, there are private gay parties. But most often they are mixed and held at the 233 Club in Schoelcher, L’appart, in downtown Fort-de-France and Le Maximus in Lamentin,” explains Zamor.