Caribbean Tourism

The Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands are a geographical grouping of small, mostly volcanic islands in the northeastern Caribbean. They include French, Dutch and British colonies and ex-colonies and combine within a small area very varied and rich cultures.


Whereas in colonial times they were nearly all sugar producers, today they rely on tourism for a large part of their foreign exchange earnings and jobs. From luxury resorts to intimate guesthouses, gourmet restaurants to barefoot beach bars, there is a wide range of attractions on offer. Sailing, diving and other watersports are well developed and highly rewarding. Only Montserrat is not currently recommended for the average traveller.


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Excursions

The volcano is now a tourist attraction and when it is not active it is possible to get fairly close to see the grey, ash-covered flanks of...

Before Travelling

Climate Although tropical, the humidity in Montserrat is low and there is often rain overnight which clears the atmosphere. The average...

Getting Around

Car Driving is on the left. Roads are paved and fairly good, but narrow and twisty. Drivers travel fast, passing on blind corners with much...

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office Miss Ernestine Cassell Director of Tourism T4912230, F4917430 Tourist Offices Overseas Canada New Concepts Canada,...

Culture

The vast majority of the people are of African descent. Before the volcano erupted there was an influx of white Americans, Canadians and...

Hurricanes & Volcanoes

In 1989, Montserrat was devastated by Hurricane Hugo, the first hurricane to strike the island for 61 years. No part of the island was...

Communication

Post Post Office open Mon-Fri 0815-1555, T4912457. The Philatelic Bureau is in Sweeneys, T4912996, F4912042. It has 6 issues a year and a...