Visitors to the Caribbean island of Montserrat increased by 14 per cent in 2019 over the previous year.
This marks the first time since the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano in 1995 that the number of annual visitors has exceeded 20,000. A dramatic increase in cruise visits has been the driving force behind this growth, bolstered by a rise in excursions from nearby Antigua – a 20 minute flight or 90 minute ferry ride away.
Regular Caribbean visitors and newcomers are attracted by Montserrat’s unique attractions, including its appeal as an adventure and ecotourism destination. There are few places in the world where tourists can safely witness an active volcano, and the Soufriere Hills volcano has become one of the island’s biggest draws, with the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and various related tours on offer. Montserrat is also renowned for scuba diving, hiking and black sand beaches.
Montserrat is an amazing little Caribbean island that is safe, verdant, tranquil, and clean. The people are warm and welcoming, as well as resilient and robust. Its continued rebound as a Caribbean destination provides an intriguing option for Caribbean visitors. For more information, visit www.visitmontserrat.com
Source: Caribbean Tourism Organization, Government of Montserrat