Montserrat is a British overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. This island measures approximately 16 km (10 miles) long and 11 km (7 miles) wide, giving 40 kilometres (25 mi) of coastline. Christopher Columbus gave Montserrat its name on his second voyage to the New World in 1493. Montserrat is nicknamed the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish descent of its inhabitants as well as its lush and green.

Montserrat has an active volcano. The volcano had been long dormant until the early 1990s when it began showing signs of erupting; now it is active, and closely watched.  

Things to do in Montserrat


   Our Top Three Hotels

Gingerbread Hill

Erindell Villa Guest House

Bunkum Beach Guest House







Gingerbread Hill's accommodations are located on three acres at 500 feet above sea level, with a 360 view of mountains and Caribbean Sea. The Leas have been developing this property for over 25 years and are hoping to add more cottages to help serve the many people from around the world who desire to visit this very special island paradise.

Erindell Villa is a delightful little guesthouse with a large swimming pool. It is nestled among colourful tropical gardens in Woodlands, Montserrat - the "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean". Renovated in 2009 thanks to the Montserrat Tourist Board’s Challenge Fund Grant, we are close to the volcano observatory, bus routes, Woodlands Beach, hiking trails and the village of Salem.  

Bunkum Beach Guest House features a full range of accommodation from deluxe to backpacker. Whether you are visiting Montserrat for work, study or a relaxing getaway, we can make your stay pleasant and affordable. We offer visitors the privacy, comfort and space of villa style accommodation with the convenience and freedom of self-catering.