Montserrat Adventure Activities Travel Guide
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This Montserrat Adventure Activities Travel Guide is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the country. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
Montserrat in a nutshell
A Caribbean island with an Irish heritage, verdant valleys and rainforests, Montserrat offers visitors to the island a unique tropical experience… plus a famous grumbling volcano – Soufriere Hills Volcano. Montserrat is located approximately 27 miles south west from Antigua and is around 40 square miles in size. The lush island has a volcanic mountainous spine from where, at varying points, there are far-reaching views to neighbouring islands – Nevis and St Kitts, Redonda, Guadeloupe and Antigua. The north of the island is verdant and typically Caribbean in character. The other half of the island is unlikely to be habitable for some years due to catastropic volcanic eruptions in 1995 and 1997. The volcano is still active and does suffer hiccups periodically, but is one of the most closely-monitored volcanoes in the world. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) adopted a Hazard Level System in 2008 to keep residents up to date with grumblings and threats.
Why visit Montserrat
Unspoiled by mass tourism, and a welcoming island, Montserrat offers a unique adventure vacation in the Caribbean and, for keen hikers, many serious hiking trails. There’s no doubt that the best way of exploring Montserrat is on foot; there are lots of hiking trails with the opportunity of seeing some of Montserrat’s fascinating birds and wildlife, as well as spectacular views.
While you’re in Montserrat
… take a peek at the deep ravines called ghauts (pronounced guts) that carry rainwater from mountain to sea, and the views of the volcano from Jack Boy Hill. Even more interesting go to the Montserrat volcano monitoring observatory in Flemmings, you’ll find lots of interesting information on the volcano and seismic activity monitoring techniques, and see some dramatic videos. There is a great viewing platform there too, with a telescope, from which visitors have a wonderful view of the countryside as well as Soufriere Hills Volcano. Worth taking your own binoculars too.
Montserrat Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this Montserrat Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in Montserrat , find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover Montserrat wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above. There’s a page on Montserrat Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated Montserrat Articles & Features page.
Explore Montserrat… ♥ the Caribbean
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