Montserrat

Overview

A Caribbean Treasure, ‘Spectacular by Nature’ is the hallmark of Montserrat, just 27 miles or a short 20 minutes’ flight from Antigua.

 

The island combines breathtaking vistas and some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean with unique festivals and other events. There is also a distinctive blend of cuisine and varied accommodation options alongside an active volcano. Montserrat offers a very rare opportunity to witness an active volcano from various safe vantage points.

 

A soon-to-be-built town centre in Carrs/Little Bay will offer residential and commercial activity.

 

Still a British Territory, Montserrat has hosted stars like Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder amongst others who came to the island in the 1980s to record their music at Air Studios, built by former Beatles producer, Sir George Martin.

 

Montserrat remains a haven for nature enthusiasts with its many hiking trails and dive/snorkel sites.  Other activities include fishing, bird watching, turtle watching and views of the active Soufriere Hills Volcano and buried villages.

 

Montserrat also showcases a number of festivals.  It links its African and Irish Ancestry by combining the St. Patrick’s Festival with an African Music Festival in March. There is also the Calabash Festival in July, the Volcano Half Marathon and the Literary Festival in November/December.  The star attraction is the year-end Festival in December/January. A GoMNI App is available.

Airlines

Montserrat is served by regional airlines LIAT and Trans Anguilla. Regional services into Montserrat are operated by Montserrat Airways and Trans Anguilla.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

A limited number of cruise lines include Montserrat on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Montserrat offers a limited range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Three CTO-member tour operators serve Montserrat. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Exhale as you feel the island breeze and realise you have stumbled on a beautiful, tranquil gem.
An island tour is a must to discover the island’s treasures. See the devastation caused by the volcano, including the buried capital of Plymouth.
A boat tour round the island allows views of Plymouth and other areas; this coupled with diving and/or fishing is a rewarding experience.
Your tour guide will highlight our rich history including St. Patrick’s Day and why it is a public holiday here.
Walking shoes are essential as a hike or bird watching tour on one of our world class trails is a must.
Enjoy our national dish, goat water, then catch up on the gossip at one of the several watering holes.
Relaxation can include a picnic and swim at one of our black sand beaches or at the only white sand beach of Rendezvous.