SA & Family are headed back to Montserrat !!

Sep 29th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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SA & Family are headed back to Montserrat !!

We've made the plane reservations & are firming up our places to stay. We'll be returning in Feb. & since some of our other travelers never got back to us on their views of Montserrat...Consider me your official Fodors Montserratian Ambassador. So, if anyone has any questions, requests, etc. I will be happy to do whatever I can to unearth the answer. Happy Travels.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Another Trip Report would be good.

I'd like hotel recommendations if possible.

I'd also like to see loads of pictures of the island...so walk with your camera!
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 09:48 AM
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JAGIRL - There are really only two hotels on the island & since we will be traveling w/the two tots, we typically opt for apartments/villas/cottages anyway. The hotels are the Vue Pointe ( adjacent to the exclusion zone) & the Tropical Mansion Suites which I know nothing about. We tried to have dinner at the View Pointe last time just to check it out, but they were having a wedding reception, so no luck. I'll have to see what pics I have (not on film) since we took two cameras. Shoot me your e-mail & I'll try & round some up for you. Mine is [email protected]. For a first timer I would suggest the Leas anyway. We tried to stay w/them again but the dates didn't work. They have from a back-packers room to a 2- Bdrm Villa from about $35-$125/night. www.visitmontserrat.com, they have a link on there..."Gingerbread Hill". There is also a new airline about ready to open up which I am hopeful will give Win-Air a little competition & help w/the prices.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 11:17 AM
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hey SAnparis,

Mine is [email protected].

What's the name of the new airline?
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Air Montserrat (pretty original, huh?!?!) Let me see what I have on disk tonight & I'll try & send you some pics tomorrow.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 12:14 PM
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What are your favorite restaurants, and why do you like them? Also, do you know if there is any nightlife to speak of? It's a very quiet island.

Thanks.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 12:35 PM
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If you go to www.bunkumbeachguesthouse.com they have some great pics on there JAGIRL. Restaurants - check out my old trip report. That will have the best info. There is not a lot of nightlife but a lot of activities congregate around the new community center area. St. Patricks Day & Christmas are two of the better festival times. Just click Montserrat on the search, there's not a lot of threads on here. You'll see SA in the header/title.
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Oct 2nd, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Nothing to contribute, I'm afraid. Just wanted to wish you a great trip and I'm looking forward to your trip report again. Do I remember correctly that at one time you wanted to combine a visit to Saba on this trip?
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Oct 3rd, 2006, 05:28 AM
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You are correct but due to timing & availability of flights, we're just doing Montserrat w/a stop-over in St. Maarten. I just couldn't coordinate Saba in there w/the timing & flights. JAGIRL - I found a few pics last night, but as I feared, most of our pics were taken w/the 'real' camera although I do have a couple of the volcano. I'll try & shoot those over this evening.
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Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:42 AM
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SA.
You have a wonderful trip. It is fantastic that you enjoy Montserrat so much. The people of Montserrat should pay you for being a one person cheering squad. LOL
it's terrific!
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Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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We do what we can. Of course, I don't want the place over-run w/Fodorites LOL). We kind of consider it our little piece of paradise at present. Thx, Barbara.
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Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:56 AM
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well...keep up with the rave reviews of the place and we might move our Fodorite Convention 2007 from Statia to Montserrat!
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Oct 3rd, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Oh, I don't think so, I want to see Statia's digs in person...
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Oct 4th, 2006, 06:31 AM
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JAGIRL - Sorry I haven't been able to get any pics out. We've had nothing but problems w/roadrunner since we moved. We just got (another) new modem, we'll see if that works. You may have to wait until our next trip. I even tried sending them to my work address & no luck. I'll keep trying. Later.
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Oct 4th, 2006, 07:12 AM
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hey man,
I'm cool. I can wait till February
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Oct 5th, 2006, 09:55 AM
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I'm throwing this to the top mainly because I'm heading to the beach for the next week & probably will have little if any phone service or internet access (not a bad thing mind you) lol....Cheers !
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Oct 5th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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hey SAnParis,
MACO Destinations magazine has an interesting artcile in the latest edition on volcano diving in Montserrat.

If you see it at a news stand check it out.
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Oct 6th, 2006, 03:53 AM
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I'm not familiar w/that magazine, I'll see if I can track it down.
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Oct 6th, 2006, 03:53 AM
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& Thanks.
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Oct 6th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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Here's the website. The article isn't on here as yet though.

http://www.macomag.com/home.htm
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