Written By:Ursula Petula Barzey, Founder at Caribbean & Co.
Montserrat – the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean – at 39 square miles is one of the smaller tourist destinations in the region. And nearly 20 years ago, life on this idyllic island paradise changed forever when the Soufriere Hills Volcano erupted and rendered two-thirds of the island including the former capital Plymouth uninhabitable. The population plummeted from a high of 12,000 to just a few thousand and at one-point discussions were held about closing the island. However, continued support by the British government and investment by some private entities has seen the island making a comeback! The population is now a healthy 5,000 with further growth projected and a new capital in Little Bay is in development. Montserrat before the volcano and even now is popular with people who are interested in ecotourism, volcano tourism, hiking, bird watching and scuba diving. The island also has strong appeal for those who want to experience the Caribbean the way it used to be. Ursula Barzey, of Caribbean & Co list in no particular order, 10 of the more popular tourist attractions in Montserrat.
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