Long known as the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle for its Irish heritage and lush rainforests, Montserrat welcomes visitors with a green shamrock-shaped stamp in their passport. If you drive from the recently opened airport through the newly-built area of Brades and you might think a building boom had struck an improbable locale. In fact, Montserrat’s former airport and capital are no longer accessible, laid to waste by pyroclastic flows that began erupting in 1995.
The activity has continued on and off, but Montserrat’s northern third remains a safe landing, with the volcano monitored round-the-clock by a team of scientists tasked with keeping visitors and the island’s current 5,000 residents aware of Mother Nature’s inner rumblings. In sum, Montserrat makes for an unusual destination.
Of course, Montserrat offers many of the Caribbean’s traditional activities. Most of the beaches are of the black-sand variety, but Rendezvous Bay, a strand of tawny-hued sand, can be reached by boat. Lime Kiln Bay is a prime snorkelling location, and there’s also good diving – the small infrastructure has minimized the impact on sea life.
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