Le Robert, Martinique
Last updated on Jul 09, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Le Robert, Martinique. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Le Robert?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Le Robert, they said:
"Before moving to Le Robert, expats should know that the official language is French, so it would be beneficial to learn or brush up on the language. The local currency is the Euro, and the cost of living can be high compared to other Caribbean islands. Le Robert is known for its beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, so prepare for a lifestyle that includes a lot of time in nature. The climate is tropical, with a rainy season from June to October and a dry season from November to May. Healthcare in Martinique is of a high standard, but it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. The island is also prone to hurricanes, so it's important to be prepared for potential natural disasters. The local cuisine is a blend of French and Creole influences, with seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables being prominent. While crime rates are relatively low, it's still important to take standard precautions to ensure personal safety. Driving is on the right side of the road in Martinique, and having a car can be beneficial for getting around, especially in more rural areas. Finally, the pace of life in Le Robert is slower than in many Western countries, so patience and a relaxed attitude can go a long way," wrote one member in Le Robert.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Le Robert?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.