5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Montserrat
Montserrat is a leeward island in the eastern Caribbean closest to Guadeloupe which is south-east of the island and Antigua which is north-east. The motto of Montserrat “A people of excellence molded by nature, nurtured by God“ itself is enough to welcome you to this beautiful and dramatic island.
Jack Boy Hill
Jack Boy Hill is one of the most popular destinations as well as the safest places to see the Soufrière Hills volcano in action which is located in the eastern part near the sea on the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. After Montserrat’s capital was destroyed, a Japanese architect who designed Jack Boy Hill’s visitor center also builds many homes for Plymouth residents.
Visitors also enjoy relaxing at the picnic benches in the quiet and tranquil nature. There is also a barbecue pit, picnic tables, washrooms, a mini trail. However, viewing telescope and platform from where you can see the volcano, destroyed W. H. Bramble Airport and the ruins of eastern villages which are all covered by volcanic pyroclastic flows.
National Museum of Montserrat and Montserrat National Trust
The National Museum of Montserrat is created between 1928 and 1933 by the modernist architect Josep Puig I Cadafalch. It is managed by the Montserrat National Trust which is located in Little Bay. In 2006, The Catalan Parliament declared the Museum of Montserrat MUSEUM OF NATIONAL INTEREST. The National Museum of Montserrat is also considered one of the most visited in Catalonia in 2017. You can get detailed information here – http://www.museudemontserrat.com/en/index.html
Montserrat Volcano Observatory
The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) is a great destination to know more about Soufrière Hills Volcano. Scientists at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory monitors the activity of the Soufrière Hills Volcano.and also share facts and recordings with visitors. Visitors can learn about the techniques including seismology, ground deformation and gas emissions which are used by the observatory scientists to monitor seismic activity on the island. You can also watch a 20-minute video about the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.
Address: Montserrat Volcano Observatory, P. O. Box 318, Flemmings, Salem
Hilltop Coffee House
Hilltop Coffee House is one of the top destinations in Montserrat. It is at a nonprofit cafe opened by filmmaker David Lea and his wife Clover in 2012. It is located just a short walk up the path from Gingerbread Hill. At this beautiful place, you can also enjoy the art gallery wall and museum along with varieties of great coffee, tea, pastries, Mexican pie, tropical juices, baked goodies and many more.
Little Bay Beach
Little Bay Beach, located at Montserrat’s west coast is one of the most popular beaches on the island. This beach attracts visitors as the waters are consistently calm for swimming and gray-sand shore gives an ultimate relaxation. Visitors also enjoy numerous beachside bars and restaurants
Apart from these destinations, there are few more beaches that attract people like Rendezvous Beach, Woodlands Beach, Bunkum Bay Beach, Marguerita Bay, Lime Kiln Bay, and Isle Bay Beach.