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SITES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN MONTSERRAT

SITES TO SEE

Air Studios
The following text was graciously sent to us by Bob Thompson from chilly and damp northern England.
Air Studios on Montserrat was the creation of George Martin (now Sir George), often known as the fifth Beatle. In 1969 he established the Associated Independent Recording (AIR) Studios. In his own words ; “George Martin fell in love with the island when he first visited with his wife in 1977. The island exuded an over-powering sense of peace and amity - all the right ambience for the creation of great music. In 1979 George completed building AIR Studios Montserrat which for nearly 11 years became one of the most prolific studios in the world playing host to all the stars of the time, including; Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ultravox, Eric Clapton and Lou Reed, to name but a few.”
For more detailed information please visit http://www.georgemartinmusic.com/montserrat.htm

The place may [now] be abandoned and partly ruined by hurricane and volcano but it still exerts an amazing magic on knowledgeable music lovers worldwide. To quote one of them, Jennifer Boone of Jackson, Mississippi; “My internet research has revealed that the studios were hit by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and damaged severely. Then, a crushing blow was dealt in 1995 when the volcano on the island erupted and the AIR complex was covered in ash and closed. Strangely, this only makes a pilgrimage even more appealing to me - to see the ruins of this place, haunted by the sounds that filled my youth seems even more appropriate and kind of sacred”.
Jennifer’s full comments are at http://montserratvolcano.org/Visitors.htm

Cultural Center Between Little Bay and Carr's Bay
The Center is completed and offers wonderful spaces for events ranging from live musical performances, to weekend movies and posh celebratory events like weddings. As you can see from the photos below, work continues on the new facility to make an amenable parking area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duck Pond National Park
This six and one half acre park lies at 1,650 feet providing wonderful views of the southern part of the island.

Garibaldi Hill
This is good place from which to view the volcano and to see the former capital of Plymouth.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), Flemings, Montserrat
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Tel:
(664)491-5457
Fax: (664)491-2423
Web site: www.mvo.ms
Email: mvo@mvo.ms

Salem Village
This tiny town lies on the western side of the island inland from and between the largely expatriate communities of Old Towne and Olveston. It is lively with people at night and colorful in the day. Though many of the lovely traditional Montserrat homes have been lost to modernization, in Salem you can still see them, though most are in ill repair, homes now only for the economically disadvantaged. Still, boxy cement dwellings have not erased the wonderful character of Salem. Evenings, there are several local bars, each with a style all it's own -- some have pool tables and some sell groceries along with rum and cokes. Salem's many churches are a testament to it's longevity.

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO DO -- PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS

TAKE THE HELICOPTER FLY BY OF SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
(LATEST)
Click on the link above to see some breathtaking views of the Soufriere Hills Volcano from a helicopter.

 

TAKE THE HELICOPTER FLY BY OF SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
(2007)
Click on the link above to see some breathtaking views of Soufriere Hills Volcano from a helicopter.

 

HELICOPTER TOUR OF MONTSERRAT & SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO
(2005)
Click on the link above to see some breathtaking views of this lovely island from a helicopter including photos of Soufriere and Plymouth.

 

THINGS TO DO -- BIRD WATCHNG

Thirty four bird species are native to Montserrat and others visit on their migratory journeys. In a trek through the rain forest you may be lucky to see one of the now threatened Montserrat Orioles found only in Montserrat. Other birds to spot are the Forest Thrush, the Bridled Quail Dove, Mangrove Cuckoo, Trembler and the Purple Throated Carib.

In the drier north you may find the Red-billed Tropic bird, the mangrove Cuckoo and the Pearly-eyed Thrasher. On the eastern side of the island you will find a breeding colony of magnificent Frigate Birds.

 

THINGS TO DO -- HIKING

The Belham Click this link to see a pictorial of a hike in the Belham.

Cot Trail
Hiking this trail in the Centre Hills you will pass by a banana plantation and find the Cot, once the Sturge family’s summer cottage. This family played a significant role in Montserrat’s 19th century development. Walking just a bit further on, you will find great views of the coastline.

Centre Hills Trail
These hills run almost midway between the north and south of Montserrat. In this rain forest environment you will see some of the island's unusual birds, tree frogs, and maybe even the endangered and elusive mountain chicken. click here to see a picture of this chicken!

The Duberry Plantation Click this link to see a pictorial of the ruins of the Duberry Plantation.

Come and Join Me in Montserrat for a HikeHiking Courtesy of Joe Barker -- join us in exploring Montserrat!

  

 

The Duberry Estate to the MVO, Hiking With Joe
Click the link above or give Joe's pic a click to see a pictorial.
 The Hells Gate Trail, Hiking With Joe
Click the link above or give Joe's pic a click to see a pictorial.
The North West Bluff Trail, Hiking With Joe
Click the link above or give Joe's pic a click to see a pictorial.
Underwood to Dick Hill, Hiking with Joe
Click the link above or give Joe's pic a click to see a pictorial.

Little Bay to Rendevous Bay Trails
Here you have two choices, one trail is easy and takes longer (about two hours) while the other is strenuous and shorter. Either way you will get to Rendevous Bay where you will find the only tan sand beach on Montserrat. The water at Rendevous is turquoise and very Caribbean! Non hikers may hire a boat in Little Bay to be dropped off and picked up later.

Plymouth Tour (when Permitted) Click the link at the left to see photographs of Montserrat's former capitol city, Plymouth, after the repeated ash flows from the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

Runaway Ghaut (ravine) Trail
This is a short entirely downhill trail taking about 1 hour walking slowly to reach the sea. We live above this trail and felt as isolated there as if we were in a deep Caribbean forest. We never did figure out where our house was even though at some point it was just above us. It is a lovely trip though marred in places with trash that has been pitched over the side by workers at homes lining the edge of the ravine. On the main road above Runaway Ghaut there are parking and picnic facilities and a special spring fed water fountain. Island lore has it that if you have one taste of the water from this fountain, you will return to Montserrat again and again.

Silver Hills Trail
On the northern point of Montserrat, this trail leads to a now extinct volcano. This is the dry part of Montserrat and you will see a very different type of wildlife and plant life than in the more southerly areas. Views of the coast are all that you could hope for.

 

THINGS TO DO -- HORSEBACK RIDING

Zekie’s Horseback Riding Tours, Friths, Montserrat
Cell:
(664)496 – 2765
Email: euphrates_5@hotmail.com
Owner: Heather
Hours: By appointment
Specialty:
Guided rides:
* Montserrat’s volcanic landscape
* A day beach tour
Owners comment:

Prices start at US$50 per person
Riding lessons US$25 / hour
Horse rentals to experienced riders US$25 / hour
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

THINGS TO DO -- NIGHTCLUBS

See The "B" Page Bars or click here!

 

 

THINGS TO DO -- SPORT FISHING

Olveston resident, Ricky Bholo, caught these fish right from the Old Towne Beach; imagine what can be caught off shore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny's Water Sports Tel: (664)491-5645

 

THINGS TO DO -- SWIMMING

see BEACHES

 

SKIN CARE

 

SOAP

Montserrat Volcano Soaps and Pumice Project
Emerald Spa, P.O. Box 395, Manjack
Tel: 664 491 2741,
Cell: 664 492 1898
Fax: 664 491 9921
Email: sunsethomes@candw.ms

Owner: Janine Cassell-Edwards
Specialty:
Montserrat registered enterprise Emerald Spa recently launched the production of and promotion of volcanic soaps - exquisite natural soaps capturing the therapeutic cleansing qualities of Montserrat’s active Soufriere Hills Volcano. These hand made soaps embody a unique fusion of natural volcanic ash, clay and fine sand, fresh local aloe, rosemary, honey, coconut and other natural oil and mineral blends. Bay leaf and lemon grass essential oils and mango fragrance, delicately scent the soaps. The soaps are naturally textured for gentle cleansing abrasion, thus enhancing the radiance of the skin and are complemented by slices of pumice stone from the Soufriere Hills Volcano. Please visit us at our website: www.emeraldspaonline.com
At the moment the products are now available in Montserrat but plans are made to later extend wholesale order opportunities to other locations.

 

STATIONARY STORES

Montserrat Stationary Center (Just Click Here! to See My Ad) Brades
Tel:
(664)491-3355

 

SOUFRIERE HILLS VOLCANO see VOLCANO

 

STONEMASONS

"Chancy"

"Shiner" Salem

Willock, Alford “Fredo” Friths
Tel: (664)491-8796

Charles, Ian "Ruffie" Salem
Tel: (664)
491-8912

 

STRANGE OCCURANCES OR COSAS INSOLITOS

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SURVEYORS

Ryner, John "Five" Surveyor Technician
Tel:
(664)491-2021
Cell: (664)1088
Specialty: As a fully qualified surveyor office, we can undertake full or partial surveys of your property to establish or reestablish accurate boundaries. Please contact us for an estimate.
Comment: Having worked with the government for over thirty seven years we are fully qualified and experienced in all phases of survey work. We also know that good boundaries make good neighbors.


 

 

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