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Pompeii of the Caribbean

My wife and I had visited Montserrat previously, but had not done the buried city (Plymouth) tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fredericksburg, Texas
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Girls trip, mud bath

I recommend taking a tour guide to see the volcano and hot pools. They are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had visited Montserrat previously, but had not done the buried city (Plymouth) tour. It was just outstanding. Our guide Rose was very knowledgeable and friendly, and had lived in the hills above Plymouth when the volcano erupted in 1995. Her stories...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

I recommend taking a tour guide to see the volcano and hot pools. They are very knowledgeable and kind. After enjoy the amazing mud bath and relax. Staff here very nice and painted us with black clay! Such a great adventure and should not be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We were lucky to get to go in the exclusion zone. What an experience! I have seen ghost towns before... this one is a must!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simone M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was able to see a lot of the destroyed cities. I even went into some of the old buildings and it was like time stood still. I'm very happy I went. And also, the other side of Montserrat is beautiful!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dee M
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Visiting the volcano area in Montserrat is a must! Remember, not everyone has access to this area and special permission must be gained to enter it. We were with Sun on a private tour and loved every minute of visiting the area and seeing what...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The exclusion zone is a must if you are in Montserrat. A special permit is required to visit this area. Therefore you have to go on a tour with a company. It is amazing the devastation that that was caused by the volcano eruption. A...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Waterdown
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We took Sunny's tour, arranged through Gingerbread Hill Guest house, and it was fascinating. This volcano erupted off and on for 15 years, and totally destroyed the capital city of Montserrat (and a good part of the economy, which has never really recovered). You cannot...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank poisson54
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Remains a brooding, unique and captivating feature of this magical island. This is our 11th visit to the island and the fascination remains undimmed! This particular January has been unusually wet with limited views of the summit but plenty of steaming going on!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank IanandMandyMaple
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Very memorable, we are so glad we did it. Our driver Lawrence told us all about the volcano and how it devastated this area. He told us what the people had to do and how they survived the times. He was very professional. Would recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank 676allisona
Reviewed November 30, 2017

The only place to view and understand the Soufriere Hills Volcano. Its a fair drive to the observatory but well worth the effort. The staff are pleasant and courteous and full of information about the eruption. Do not miss the video of the eruption shown...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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February 10, 2017|
Response from sadvam2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We were staying at Jolly Beach Resort and booked thru the concierge at our hotel,there are a couple of places in Jolly Harbour where trips are bookable,one near The Akropolis restaurant,the other at the side of the main... More
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Soufriere Hills Volcano Eruption (11 Replies)
Good Morning! We were supposed to leave for aruba this morning, but after arriving at the airport we discovered that our flight is delayed for at least 24 hours because of the eruption of this volcano. Apparently, we were told, the plane can not get into Aruba because of the volcanic ash. Can someone give us an update? What is going on there? Is everything ok?
May 21, 2006|
Response fromTechChick|
Looks as if our flight is rescheduled for tomorrow morning. It seems to me that who we are flying with over reacted. All other airlines have not cancelled any of their flights..... oh well. Tomorrow we will start our vacation, and it iwill be great!!!!!
LIAT suspends service to Anguilla (2 Replies)
To add to the fun and adventure of getting to Anguilla, Islander brings you this press release via the BVI News: ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, February 11, 2010 – LIAT wishes to advise that it has been forced to suspend flights into and out of Antigua because of airborne ash clouds from the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat. LIAT continues to assess the situation and as soon as it is safe for services to operate, normal operations will resume. Passengers on LIAT services, particularly to...More
February 11, 2010|
Response fromgardengirlBoston|
Very interesting...do you know if the ash clouds are affecting the weather in the VI and BVI? And if so, for how long?
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Volcano - hazard levels reduced. - (3 Replies)
Just a quick posting for anyone considering coming to Montserrat but worried by the big scary volcano thingy...... "The hazard level for the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat has been reduced to 3, following a sustained reduction in volcanic activity. This was confirmed in a press release from the National Disaster Preparedness, Response and Advisory Committee, (NDPRAC) a short while ago. The release states that the NDPRAC met on Thursday, February 19th to review the hazard...More
February 20, 2009|
Response fromBIGMIKEY65|
What does this do for travel throughout the island? Can you travel through certain areas that were closed last week?