Montserrat Sights

Though the more fertile—and historic—southern half of Montserrat was destroyed by the volcano, emerald hills still reward explorers. Hiking and biking are the best ways to experience this island's unspoiled rain forest, glistening black-sand beaches, and lookouts over the devastation.

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Foxes Bay

  • Beach–Sight

The ravages of volcanic ash and hurricanes are visible at this deserted taupe crescent: a former bird sanctuary and mangrove swamp with...

Jack Boy Viewing Facility

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This vantage point—replete with telescope, barbecue grill and tables for picnickers, landscaped grounds, and washrooms—provides bird's-eye...

Little Bay

  • Beach–Sight

Boats chug in and out of the port at the northern end of this otherwise comely crescent with calm waters. Several beach bars—Pont's...

Montserrat National Trust Botanical Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

The MNT's main headquarters and collections relocated to Little Bay's Montserrat National Museum in 2012. But the lovingly tended botanical...

Montserrat Volcano Observatory

  • Observatory/Planetarium

The island's must-see sight occupies capacious, strikingly postmodern quarters with stunning vistas of the Soufrière Hills volcano—a...

National Museum of Montserrat

  • Museum/Gallery

The National Trust, which aims to conserve and enhance the island's natural beauty and cultural heritage, moved its headquarters and...

Old Road Bay

  • Beach–Sight

Follow the yellowing signs to Old Towne's Vue Pointe Hotel to reach this mile-long, pearl-gray beauty, a favorite swimming beach that...

Plymouth

  • Ghost Town

Montserrat's former capital had been off-limits to general tourists because of volcanic activity since the 2006 dome collapse of the...

Rendezvous Bay

  • Beach–Sight

The island's sole white-sand beach is a perfect cove tucked under a forested cliff whose calm, unspoiled waters are ideal for swimming...

Richmond Hill

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This once affluent suburb of Plymouth is just north of the former capital and also offers a riveting panorama. You can see the 18th-century...

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