A Vacation on Beautiful Montserrat

Facts about a vacation on beautiful Montserrat 

You want to spend your vacation on beautiful Montserrat! Montserrat is to the north-west of Guadeloupe. And south-west of Antigua. The official capital is Plymouth. But it was abandoned in 1997 after it was buried by vulcanic eruptions. Therefore the south of the island now is an exclusion zone. Visitors are generally not permitted. The de facto capital now is Brades. Montserrat has a population of 4,649 (2018). The largest ethnic group is African/Black (88%). The largest religion is Christianity. The national dish is a thick goat stew served with crusty bread rolls, called goat water. 

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When you go on a vacation to beautiful Montserrat, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • English is the official language
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • The driving side is left
  • Calling code is +1-664
  • The only airport on the island is John A. Osborne Airport. With scheduled service to Antigua. 

Best Time to Travel to Montserrat

Best visiting time is between January and May. This is the relatively dry season. It is pleasantly warm (84°F / 29°C) year-round. The sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The average temperature is 82°F (28°C).

Towns Of Montserrat

The major towns are:

  • Brades, the unofficial capital. Lies in the vicinity of Little Bay. 
  • Davy Hill. Located close to the north-west coast.
  • Salem. The most populous town of the island.   

Attractions Of Montserrat

The most popular attractions in Montserrat are:

  • St. Martin de Porres Church. A Catholic church in the town of Salem.
  • Yachting and surfing are very popular on the island.
  • Plymouth. The volcanic-buried deserted town. A ghost town only accessible with a certified tour guide. 
  • The Centre Hills Forest. Home to several globally endangered reptile, plant and bird species.
  • Hiltop Coffee house and Welcome Center. Many 80’s pop albums were recorded here in the Air Studios. 
  • Rendezvous Beach. The island’s white sandy beach!

Relax and enjoy your vacation on Montserrat!