Welcome to Montserrat
Montserrat, is a pear-shaped island, is a part of the Lesser Antilles chain, located south-west of Antigua and north-west of Guadeloupe. It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. It is known as the ‘Emerald Isle of the Caribbean’ in part because of its formerly large population of people who originated from Ireland.
A former popular resort, it’s recovering from a hurricane and volcanic activity during the 1980s and 1990s. On Montserrat’s picturesque northern side, new settlements are flourishing, while to the south lies an eerie lunar landscape of deserted settlements and blackened valleys.
Ecotourists and nature lovers travel by ferry from Antigua to dive and snorkel the thriving coral reefs, hike the verdant rainforest trails, and view the active volcano albeit from a good distance!