Martinique is a Caribbean island that is an overseas department of France in the Caribbean Sea, north of St. Lucia and south of Dominica. In the South of the island, there are many lovely beaches with a lot of tourists. In the North, the rain forests and the black sand beaches are truly worth seeing. The interior of the island is mountainous. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the euro. The official language is French, and virtually the entire population also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais).