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Soufriere Hills Volcano

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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Montserrat
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent: Seeing the result of the volcano on the island was fascinating and eerie at the same time. A must see if you are visiting Antigua or a nearby island. Wish we had seen the film at the observatory. Sad to see two thirds of the island uninhabitable. Glad we visited. Amazing what nature can do! Disappointed: Booked a tour... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of the most active volcanoes in the region and to see it from the observatory and various lookouts around the island is quite amazing. The remains of Plymouth are fascinating to tour. Hire a local guide for better access. Definitely worth seeing.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a chance to make a day trip to see the Soufriere volcano, and the beautiful island of Montserrat, while on a trip to Antigua & Barbuda. We took the Caribe Sun ferry day trip, which was priced at $155 per adult, $100 per kid & included a guide, tour of the island & lunch. We were driven up... More

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Carrolltown, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were staying in Antigua and decided to take a ferry to Montserrat where I had heard about the live volcano. I had never seen anything like that. Well, the island is beautiful, the people are so friendly, and the volcano is the most terrifying and amazing thing I have seen. We were taken just downslope where we took photos.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Took a speed boat and arrived in Soufries where we got on a bus to travel up the volcano such an amazing view. got to take a nature bath and do the mud bath awesome experience, then the waterfalls nature bath so nice. And to finish it off lunch off the beach local food chicken was amazing.bView on the way... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

THIS a real volcano, I like being there when it was sleeping, I would not like to have been there when it spewed mud and lava and killed 19 people. I would not have liked to be on the Pan-Am Flight that crashed in 1965.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

People come to Montserrat for 2 things - solitude, and the volcano. Neither disappoints! I highly suggest driving around to view the volcano from different angles. One of the best views we had while there was from the pool area of the former Montserrat Springs Hotel. Absolutely fabulous! The two days we were there, the dome was shrouded in clouds,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Og to the MVO (Montserrat Volcano Observatory), og Down to Belham Valley, and across it, up on the other side. Go round the island to Jackboy Hill and get an impression from there, including the devastating sight of the old capital Plymouth, now buried deep under debris, lava and volcaic rocks. Be awed at the forces of nature.

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Boyne City, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a not to be missed experience if you travel to Montserrat. The tour offered by Sunny Lea explains in detail about the volcano and how it has changed life here.

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Pwllheli, Gwynedd
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Since 2010 the volcano has been fairly quiet, still fascinating to look at, but not interfering with the life of the island. Don't think that you go to Montserrat just to see the volcano, it is a beautiful island and there is loads to do and see. Everybody is so friendly and welcoming, there is wonderful scenery, lovely beaches where... More

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