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I spent a couple weeks in Montserrat and the volcano is my favorite part. The northern point of the island certainly is the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" but the volcano near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We spent 2 weeks on Montserrat enjoying the relaxing peace and beauty of the north combined with the discovery of the destruction in the south. First we took the day tour with Montserrat island tours, (if you only have a day this is the best way to see the island and the volcanic destruction) this gave us a good starting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I spent a couple weeks in Montserrat and the volcano is my favorite part. The northern point of the island certainly is the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" but the volcano near the southern end is entirely different. Soufriere Hills Volcano is a stratovolcano, it has thick, viscous lava that doesn't flow very far. It plugs the mouth of the... More 

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1 Thank Hydrolagus
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A guided tour is a must if you go to see the volcano and the impact on Plymouth. The devastation, with the resulting buried properties across the hillside. Horrendous to see the impact given the on-going implications for the inhabitants and the attempts to regenerate the island in the north.

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2 Thank ScramLondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Simply amazing to see the force for nature and the devastation it wrought. It was an eerie experience seeing this Volcano from the various places on the island and my heart goes out to the residents of Montserrat who had to deal with such loss.

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1 Thank Kryzak
South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We could see the volcano from Guadeloupe and as we approached the top was obscured by clouds. We went to Montserrat Observatory, which has an informative video that you must see! We toured the island with Joe Phillips and visited Plymouth to see the devestation; it's sad to see the hotels and homes filled with yards of ash! It's a... More 

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1 Thank splashofdolphins
Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Saw the volcano from Jackboy Hill, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, and some other places in the south. It is often obscured by the clouds, but an amazing sight. When the clouds clear out we could see the volcano venting.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I visited the Soufriere Hills Volcano and surrounding area as part of a day tour. What an amazing sight! The volcano can be seen smoking and you are able to view most of the surrounding area from the vantage point. We did go in and around the abandoned town and visited the black sand beach formed by the eruption. A... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A must-visit for volcano fans; not only the live volcano but a town completely obliterated and covered with ash and the lava flows covering the old runway. Fascinating.

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1 Thank LizBrownPickren
Montserrat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean is a fantastic opportunity to watch island building and recent city destruction up close and personal. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory nearby is the best place to start to learn more about the history of eruption on Montserrat. A rare clear day view reveals the lava dome, which... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

To see what nature is capable of first hand is a unique experience and one I will never forget. This is like having a sleeping angry giant in your back garden.

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