MONTSERRAT FAQS

1. Where is Montserrat located?

Montserrat is a small island territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles and it is located southwest of Antigua and northwest of Guadeloupe.

2. What is the capital of Montserrat?

The capital of Montserrat is Plymouth. However, since the eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano in the 1990s, the capital was abandoned, and the de facto capital is now Brades.

3. Is Montserrat an independent country?

No, Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory. It remains under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.

4. What is the official language of Montserrat?

English is the official language of Montserrat.

5. What is the population of Montserrat?

Montserrat’s population is relatively small, estimated to be around 5,000 people.

6. What is the climate like in Montserrat?

Montserrat has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year-round. The wet season typically occurs from June to November, while the dry season is from December to May.

7. What time zone is Montserrat in?

Montserrat is in the GMT-4 time zone.

8. Is Montserrat a safe place to visit?

Montserrat is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean and is relatively crime-free. Visitors can enjoy a safe and comfortable experience while vacationing in Montserrat, but exercise normal precautions, i.e. don’t leave your valuables unattended.

9. Can tourists visit Montserrat?

Yes, tourists can visit Montserrat. Click HERE to learn more about entry requirements.

10. How do I get to Montserrat?

Montserrat can be reached by air and sea. There are regular ferry services from Antigua, and the island has a small airport, John A. Osborne Airport, which accommodates flights from Antigua. Click HERE to read our travel guide.

11. How do I get around Montserrat?

You can get around Montserrat by bus, taxi or with a by hiring a tour bus (Click HERE for the latest rates). Many visitors choose to hire a car or a jeep for all or part of their holiday. Click HERE for more information on how to get around the island.

12. What is the current status of the Soufrière Hills volcano?

The Soufrière Hills volcano is still active, and its activity is monitored by the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. Click HERE for updates on potential changes in volcanic conditions.

13. Are there any restrictions on visiting the exclusion zone around the Soufrière Hills volcano?

Yes, access to the exclusion zone is restricted due to safety concerns. Travellers should adhere to local regulations and guidelines regarding restricted areas.

14. Where can I obtain tourism information on Montserrat?

Tourist information can be obtained from the Montserrat Tourism Division. Click HERE to visit their website and for their contact information.

15. What are the main attractions in Montserrat?

Despite the challenges posed by the volcanic activity, Montserrat offers attractions such as the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, the Montserrat National Trust and Botanical Gardens, the National Museum, hiking trails, beautiful beaches, and the exclusion zone where visitors can witness the effects of the volcanic eruptions. Click HERE to download a map of the island and a list of local attractions.

16. Where can I learn more about the island’s history and culture in Montserrat?

The Montserrat National Trust and the Montserrat National Museum provide insights into the island’s history and culture. Visitors can explore exhibits, artefacts, and attend cultural events. Click HERE for more information about both organisations.

17. What is the currency used in Montserrat?

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency used in Montserrat.

18. What churches can I attend in Montserrat?

Anglican is the most popular religion on the island. Other denominations include, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal and Seventh Day Adventist among others.

19. What electrical voltage do they use in Montserrat?

In Montserrat, the standard electrical voltage is 220 Volts, 50 cycles AC, with a few hotels/villas operating at 110 Volts, 60 cycles.

20. Who are the telecommunication providers on the island?

Montserrat has two very competent telecommunications providers namely Digicel and FLOW. They both offer cutting edge technology and can be contacted on island to secure the services that you require. Pre-paid mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased island-wide from both providers.

Internet access is available at most restaurants, hotels and villas. Both domestic and international direct dialling are available. The international dialling code for Montserrat is 1 664. To call the UK from Montserrat, dial 011 44 plus the number. To call USA dial 1 plus the number.

MONTSERRAT WEATHER

Brades
scattered clouds
27.8 ° C
27.8 °
27.8 °
70 %
8.4kmh
46 %
Thu
28 °
Fri
28 °
Sat
28 °
Sun
28 °
Mon
28 °

MONTSERRAT WEATHER

Brades
scattered clouds
27.8 ° C
27.8 °
27.8 °
70 %
8.4kmh
46 %
Thu
28 °
Fri
28 °
Sat
28 °
Sun
28 °
Mon
28 °

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