Sainte Luce is a town in the south of Martinique. It is located west of Diamant, south of Rivière Salée and east of Rivière Pilote.

Sainte Luce owes its name to Saint Lucia, the Sicilian saint who also gave her name to the island in the south of Martinique.

Sainte Luce was initially called “quartier des Anses Laurens” before becoming a parish in 1665 following the construction of a chapel built by the Jesuits. It was built on the site ceded by the Carib chiefs Pilote and Arlet.

Little by little, three hamlets are formed: Baie du Céron, Trois-Rivières and Anses Laurens. They met before 1671 in the parish of Sainte Luce which was not officially recognized until 1684.

Its limits were then set with the Trois-Rivières and Rivière Pilote as delimitations.

In 1693, the town was set on fire and was reinstalled on the site of the current town of Rivière Pilote.

The center of the parish was not definitively fixed in 1703 when the parishes of Diamant and Rivière Pilote were created.

On several occasions, in 1693, 1794 and 1809, the wars against the English were fierce.

By colonial decree in 1833, the municipality of southern Martinique united Sainte Luce, le Diamant and les Anses d'Arlet. Badly supporting this association, the inhabitants of Sainte-Luce ask for the creation of an independent municipality. Their wish will be granted on June 15, 1848.

In 1870, the town experienced many troubles following the Insurrection du Sud (Southern Uprising) that started in Rivière Pilote.


If in the past, the town of Sainte Luce was a pole where fishing was the main economic activity today Sainte Luce is more of a seaside resort where tourism is its main activity.

In addition to its magnificent beaches and hotels such as Pierre et Vacances, it also offers a special place to green tourism enthusiasts with the Montravail Forest.


The main districts of the municipality are 3 Rivières, Anse Mabouya, Bastopol, Beaulieu, Bellay, Bellevue, Bellevue Ladour, Beola, Bernard, Blanchard, Céron, Corps de Garde, Délivry, Desert, Deville, Epinay, Grand Figue, Gros Raisins, Jacques, la Croix, la Disjonslée, Lavison, les Coteaux, Monésie, Mont Caraïbe, Montravail, Morne des Pères, Oblot, Petit Fond, Trou Au Diable, Vézières, Volcart and Voleau.

List of places to visit in the neighborhoods

Distilleries & Rhumeries

Trois-Rivières is a distillery in the town of Sainte-Luce located in the district of the same name about 5km from the town. The factory is about 600 hectares, including 120 where are cultivated sugarcane alternately with cattle.


Located in the town of Sainte-Luce approximately 4km from the center, the Montravail forest is a paradise for hike and nature lovers.


Anse Désert is located next to the Karibea Resort, notably the Résidence Corail, and is frequented mainly by Resort guests. Like its Sainte-Luce counterparts, it offers ideal bathing conditions.

Anse Fond Banane is a wonderful beach located between the town of Sainte-Luce and the Trois-Rivières district.

Anse Gros Raisin is the starting point for a signposted coastal walk leading to Anse Désert.

This beach is very quiet and not very crowded. It is lined with coconut palms all along its length. The water is calm and slightly wavy.

Anse Mabouyas is a lovely beach in Sainte-Luce that won't leave you indifferent. Located behind the Trois-Rivières distillery, it remains little visited due to the difficulty of getting there.

Anse Pont Café beach will delight tourists and visitors looking for peace. It's a small beach that doesn't get very crowded but offers bathing conditions comparable to the city's other beaches.

Corps de Garde is the largest beach in the commune, and also the busiest. It's also the most beautiful beach in the commune, according to residents.