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Wonders of Montserrat

Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat
Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat / David Stanley, Flickr / CC BY 2.0.

WorldBlue  Highlights

This British overseas territory has suffered heavily in a volcanic eruption and much of the natural (such as the Great Alp Falls) and man-made heritage (Plymouth town) is lost.

Nevertheless, this is a gorgeous Caribbean island. In several locations has been preserved primeval forest with endemic species, there are interesting dive sites.

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WorldViolet Top wonders of Montserrat

Geological wonders

Soufrière Hills volcano

This stratovolcano destroyed half of Montserrat in the time period from 1995 to 2007. The volcanic activity continues.

Biological wonders

Cudjoe Head Silk cotton tree

Ceiba tree of historical importance. In the 18th century here was executed runaway slave named Cudjoe. His head was placed on this tree.

Architecture wonders


The historical capital of Montserrat. Destroyed by the eruptions of Soufrière Hills volcano. Ruins of the town rise from the volcanic ash.

Destroyed Plymouth, Montserrat
Destroyed Plymouth / Mike Schinkel, / CC BY 2.0

WorldYellow Recommended books

Beyond Relaxed: Precious Time in Montserrat

Beyond Relaxed: Precious Time in Montserrat captures vacationing on Montserrat in over 200 island photographs and descriptions. This natural, un-commercialized tropical island is quietly inspiring as you learn about the effects of the famous and still active Soufriere Hills Volcano and the power of nature that caused the unstoppable destruction of Plymouth, the Capital City.

Montserrat and Montserratians

Photo Exploration of Montserrat West Indies by award-winning photographer Igor Kravtchenko reflects the contemporary lifestyle and nature of this Caribbean Island. History, culture, traditions, and development after a volcanic eruption in 1995 are provided in the introduction by Howard A. Fergus, professor of the University of the West Indies.

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