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. It’s a mountainous and volcanic island with black sandy beaches and tropical vegetation. The island is about 16km in length and 11km wide with the highest point on the island being 3,002 ft. which is located in the Soufriere Hills.


Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain and a British Overseas Territory. Its Soufrière Hills volcano erupted in the 1990s, causing significant damage to the south of the island and leading to the creation of an exclusion zone. The north of the island is largely unaffected, and has black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves.


There is no shortcut to get to Montserrat. Both airline and ferry service depart from our closest neighbour, Antigua. Choose a flight from your city to Antigua, and then book a 20-minute flight from there to Montserrat. Alternatively, as a less expensive option, you may book the ferry: at minimum, a 90-minute ride. No shortcut, but no regrets either.

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Capital: Plymouth, Brades, Little Bay

Population: 5,000

Language: English

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Religion: Protestant, Anglican Methodist, Pentecostal

National Bird: Oriole

National Flower: Heliconia

National dish: Goat Water (Goat Meat Stew)

Motto: – “A people of excellence moulded by nature, nurtured by God”

The National Flag:
The current flag of Montserrat was officially adopted in 1962.
As a British dependent territory the island flies the United Kingdom (UK) flag. The coat of arms dates from 1909, and shows a woman dressed in green, holding a cross and harp. The cross is symbolic of Christianity, while the harp and woman recall Irish immigrants that settled on the island in 1632.


Montserrat International Fishing Tournament

The Montserrat International Fishing Tournament usually takes place in October and attracts anglers from all over the world. Montserrat’s tourist board and fisherman’s cooperative are the co-organizers of the thrilling tournament.


Speaking to Loop at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Caribbean Week in New York, Solomon said while touring the volcano is a definite activity, one of the big projects which will be starting soon is the establishment of a Volcano Interpretive Centre.

Other attractions on the island where the visitors can get a sense of life before and during the volcano are the Hilltop Coffee House and Family Center which contains a mini-museum and the Volcano Observatory which has video of the activity in the days leading up to the eruption.

Montserrat lags behind many nations in the region when it comes to tourism with only between 10,000 to 12,000 tourist arrivals per year so there is a lot of foundation work to be done to get the sector up to scratch.


Soufriere Hills Volcano

Garibaldi Hill & Jack Boy Hill

Runaway Ghaut

Montserrat National Trust

Rendezvous Bay Beach

Little Bay

Woodlands Bay

Lime Kiln Bay

Montserrat Cultural Centre

And Much More…