Caribbean Tourism

Montserrat

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 definitive issue every 4-5 years, having issued its own stamps since 1876. The volcanic eruption is featured, as is the eclipse of the sun. Telephone Services Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd, at Sweeneys, T4912112,...

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 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. Car Hire There are several car hire companies (the...

Before Travelling

Climate Although tropical, the humidity in Montserrat is low and there is often rain overnight which clears the atmosphere. The average temperature is 26-27°C with little variation from one season to another. The wettest months, according to official statistics, are April and May plus July through to September, although weather patterns are changing here,...

Montserrat

Montserrat Montserrat, known as ‘the Emerald Isle’, is dominated by three mountain ranges. Mount Chance, in the Soufrière Hills, rises to 3,000 ft above sea level. This active volcano had been erupting for two years before it exploded in August 1997 destroying some villages and the capital, Plymouth. As a result, the south, which like the rest of the island used to be...

Government & Economy

Government Martiniquans are French citizens and Martinique, a Department, is officially and administratively part of France. The President of the French Republic is Head of State. Local government is headed by a Prefect (for France), the President of the General Council (for Martinique) and the President of the Regional Council (for Martinique). There are...

MONTSERRAT: WHAT TO SEE AND DO, USEFUL INFORMATION

NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes: Clubs in North Montserrat. SPORTS Activities: Bird Watching. Deep Sea Fishing. Hiking. Scuba. Snorkeling. TOURIST OFFICES Montserrat Tourist Board (Main Official) #7 Farara Plaza, Buildings B&C P.O. Box 7, Brades, Montserrat, West Indies Tel: (664) 491 2230/8730 Fax: (664) 491 7430 Email: i...@...

MONTSERRAT: HOW TO GET THERE

The nearest international airport is Antigua with direct services from New York, London, Miami, Toronto, Frankfurt, San Juan and many Caribbean islands. From North America, American Airlines, BWIA and Air Jamaica offer direct flights and connections via San Juan along with Air Canada while British Airways, BWIA, Virgin Atlantic and Condor provide services...

MONTSERRAT -In keeping with its Irish heritage; nicknamed the "Emerald Isle

In keeping with its Irish heritage, Montserrat, 27 miles southwest of Antigua and nicknamed the "Emerald Isle," is a vast natural patchwork of greens. The approach by air is enchanting. Flowers of every color grace well manicured estates and farms. The rich soil yields top crops of papaya, coconut, mango, bananas and more, all sold at the Saturday market...