What to see in Montserrat
Pivoting around a vital volcano, bordered by beautiful black sand beaches and criss-crossed by rugged hiking trails, Montserrat is a unique island getaway in the Caribbean, both thrilling and serene all at once. Immediately following a volcanic eruption in 1997, most locals abandoned ship and Monserrat fell silent. However, when the ash settled, fearless explorers answered the island's fiery siren song.
Today, intrepid travellers relish its rugged trails and, while most of the southern part of the island is a restricted zone, you'll find some daring spots for photo-ops with the Soufriere Hills Volcano close in the background. Verdant paths wind through endangered flora set among orchards, willows and fascinating wildlife, all contained by some of the most pristine and quiet beaches in the Caribbean.
These are not the traditional bleached Caribbean beaches found in movies and, rather, dense vegetation leads out to quiet stretches of dark sand dipping into choppy waves. A diver's paradise bursting with colour lies beneath the water's surface and so, offering excitement, seclusion and all the rewards of the road less travelled, Montserrat is one of the most satisfying spots for a Caribbean holiday.
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