This British overseas territory has been through a tragic past when the eruption Soufrière Hills volcano in 1995 levelled the southern region of the island. The event was so catastrophic that even after 25 years, the area is known as an exclusion zone. The northern region was, however, unaffected and home to the only white-sand beach on the island, Rendezvous Bay. The beach is located in the newly built town of Little Bay.
Volcano related trips are quite popular in Montserrat. Especially going on a helicopter tour over the active volcano of Soufriere Hills and the ghost town of Plymouth’s exclusion zone is highly recommended. The Volcano Observatory is another major highlight to check out.
With its resilient and friendly locals, Montserrat is trying to restore normality in its day-to-day life. A trip to this modern-day Pompeii is, however, a fascinating experience on its own.
Go on a helicopter tour over the active volcano of Soufriere Hills and Plymouth’s exclusion zone.