Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain and a British Overseas Territory. Its Soufrière Hills volcano erupted in the 1990s, causing significant damage to the south of the island and leading to the creation of an exclusion zone. The north of the island is largely unaffected, and has black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves.
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Explore the only Capital City in the world with a population of Zero. See one of the most popular cities in the Caribbean, which was reclaimed by mother nature and nearly forgotten by time. The Soufrière Hills Volcano erupted in 1995, devastating a large section of Montserrat, including the once-charming capital of Plymouth. Today, the volcano is part of an exclusion zone, however you can organize a guided and police-escorted tour, subject to seismic activity, to parts of this zone through Sun's Montserrat Island Tours.
Little Bay Beach
On Montserrat's west coast, Little Bay Beach is one of the most popular crescents of sand on the island. The calm waters are great for swimming and snorkeling, and you can relax along the gray-sand shore and watch boats bob in port at the bay's northern end. The best place to swim here is closer to the cliff-backed end of the beach.
Beachside restaurants sell local seafood and refreshments, and you'll find dive shops and places to rent water sports equipment here as well.
Covered in tropical rainforest, the Centre Hills are renowned for their biological diversity and rich habitats.
Most of Montserrat's 34 species of land birds and large numbers of migrant songbirds make this area their home, including the threatened Montserrat oriole (the national bird), the rare forest thrush, the bridled quail dove, and the mangrove cuckoo.
The area also harbors many species of reptiles and amphibians, and two species of bats.
The best way to explore this wonderland of rare species is on the hiking trails.
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