The Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, an international association founded in 1997 to promote the preservation and sustainable management of coastal areas, has inducted Martinique’s Fort-de-France among its latest members.

“We’re quite pleased to receive this recognition in support of a true natural treasure of Martinique,” said Karine Roy-Camille, Tourism Commissioner for the Martinique Tourism Authority. “The beauty of Fort-de-France Bay is simply spectacular, especially for those visiting the island on a cruise. From aboard ship, visitors entering the Bay enjoy sweeping views stretching over 100 kilometers from the town of Schoelcher in the north, all the way to Anses d’ Arlets in the south; just breath taking!”

Other bays also admitted to The Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World at WTM 2011 include Horta Bay (Portugal), Roses Bay (Spain), and La Baule Bay (France).

The Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World is currently comprised of some 35 bays spread across more than 30 different countries and territories across the globe.  Created in 1997, with its headquarters in France, The Club pursues objectives of preservation, enhancement and promotion of the natural, cultural and economic importance of bays.