Montserrat Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Monserrat

Where is it?: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico

Why do people go here?: If you can get there, the devastation from the volcano is quite a site. Tourism is non-existent here, so you are assured an authentic experience.

Currency used: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Country Code: 1-664

Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations

Population: 9,000, An estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned.

Ethnic Breakdown: Black, white

Government: British Overseas Territory

Languages: English

Travel Information

Major Cities: Plymouth (abandoned due to volcanic activity)

Attractions: Un-visited destination, Volcanoes, Seclusion

Tourism Office locations and links: Montserrat-Dept of Tourism P.O. Box 7, Church Rd Plymouth, Montserrat +1-664-491-2230/8730;;FAX +1-664-491-7430; //

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.

Tips for Visiting

Specific Events/Holidays: Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)

Getting Around: The island is very hard to get around. There is not a strong tourist infrastructure.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Montserrat is the Gerald’s Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Montserrat travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.