Its name derives from the Medieval St Martin church that is also Martinščica’s patron saint.
The landscape of Martinščica is full of Mediterranean vegetation. The village exclusively promotes family and camping tourism. Nature lovers can enjoy charming beaches in pristine nature to the north of the village. Besides Martinščica, Miholašćica, Stivan and Vidovići are also worth seeing.
On the hills around the village there are prehistoric hill-forts, remnants of the Romanesque St Christopher church, fragments of St Kuzam and Damjan Gothic church and remnants of Ancient villas in the bay.