For fifty years the Palladino family have been enchanting the taste buds of locals and tourists alike in their pretty, vintage-styled family home far from the tourist hubbub of Sainte-Marie. And it makes for a great discovery for this guide. With Joël Palladino in the kitchen, dishes showcase a whole host of Caribbean flavours. Exquisitely tender, authentic stuffed crab, blaff generously garnished with flash-cooked sea urchin tongues immersed into perfectly seasoned iodised bouillon, crayfish thermidor, grilled lobster, suckling pig, and nid de pigeon, without forgetting homemade desserts that take us right back to our childhood days. What’s more, Joël extends a very warm welcome, which makes you instantly forget any difficulties you had getting there. A restaurant that must be added to your ‘where to go in Martinique’ list.