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 what was Chances Peak, in stark contrast with the Centre Hills, which are still green, forested and fertile.
There is a viewing point on St George’s Hill, from where you can see Plymouth, the former capital, which has...
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...
Driving is on the left. Roads are paved and fairly good, but narrow and twisty. Drivers travel fast, passing on blind corners with much use of their horns. With a valid driving licence, you can obtain a local 3 month licence (EC$30/US$12) at the Police Station in Salem, open 24 hrs Mon-Fri, T4912555.
There are several car hire companies (the...