Cheap Flights to Montserrat
Flights to Montserrat
Montserrat, an island nation slowly getting back on its feet, is a model of resilience and recovery. Volcanic eruptions in 1995 has devastated the country and continued through the years, with the last eruption taking place in 2003. Formerly one of the more popular islands in the Caribbean, Montserrat is now a venue for volcanic trips with development slowly occurring on the northern half of the island, which remained unaffected during the time of ongoing explosions. Also known as ‘The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean’, Montserrat earned the nickname because of its resemblance to coastal Ireland and also for the Irish ancestry of some of the island’s inhabitants. The country is a British Overseas Territory in the Leeward Islands, part of Lesser Antilles.
What to see & do
Montserrat, nestling in the Caribbean Sea with neighbours such as Guadeloupe, St Kitts and Nevis, as well as Antigua and Barbuda, is not without its attractions. The landscape is a marvel in itself, due to the damage the eruption has left on the island. The remains of the old airport, as well as the ash and mud flows can make one shiver at the wrath of nature. Tourists, however, will appreciate the contrast of the landscape in Jack Boy Hill where there are flower-covered trees and grounds.
Those interested to watch footages of volcanic eruption can visit the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. The scientists there can show visitors documentaries showing the events leading up to aftermath of the eruptions in Soufriere Islands. The vantage point also lets hikers and climbers see a picturesque panorama which overlooks Belham Valley and other areas.
The island country, like any other Caribbean island, also has its beaches. There are no amenities, however, so tourists will have to make do with basic living features. The white sand and the fun activities in Rendezvous Bay are worth it. Swimming and snorkelling are only some of the options waiting for one who wants to laze by the beach.
Montserrat is not all natural beauty and volcanic wasteland, though. The National Museum in Little Bay offers displays on the Amerindian history and culture of the island. The photographs and dioramas showing how Plymouth used to be can make one marvel at the power of nature which wielded a heavy-handed blow to the south of the island. Tourists will also be surprised yet delighted to see the Cultural Centre of the island. Established by Sir George Martin, this building houses concerts and other festive occasions in Montserrat.
How to get around within Montserrat
Travellers exploring the island have the option of renting cars from the locals. The tourist office has a record of possible options which one can consider. There is a choice between renting a car and driving oneself or looking for someone who will act as chauffeur.
How to get there
When going to Montserrat, travellers will most likely land on John A. Osborne Airport. Commercial airlines serving here, such as ABM Air and FlyMontserrat, go between the island and Antigua. Charter airlines also ply the route going to Montserrat. These are: ABM Air, Caribbean Helicopters, FlyMontserrat, and Trans Anguilla Airways.
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