North America

Montserrat Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Plymouth

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: North America

The sawn mountain of the Caribbean

Montserrat is a must for those who love volcanoes!

Location

The island of Monteserrat is British overseas territory and is located in the Caribbean. Neighboring countries are: Antigua, Nevis and Guadeloupe. The country has a tropical climate between 23 and 30 degrees with no strong dry or rainy periods. Volcanism shapes the island and two active volcanoes make two thirds of the island a restricted area.

Holidays Montserrat

Tours to the blocked north have been possible on the island since 2005. There are also excursion boats to the north, where they can also call at the bay. Shipping around Montserrat is sometimes risky, as there are no precise nautical charts.

Region

Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.

Important facts

Capital: Plymouth

Official language: English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951

Geography

Continent: North America

Geo coordinates: N 16 ° 44 ’33 ” W -62 ° -11′ -14.5″

Highest mountain: Chances Peak (914 m)

Total area: 102 km²

Mainland: 102 km²

Coastline: 40 km

Politics

Dependency: Great Britain since 1632

Economy

Electricity consumption: 3 million KWh

Oil consumption: 500 million m³

Cultivation area: 20%

Demographic data

Residents: 9,400

Residents in cities: 5,070

Average age: 28.9 years

0-14 years: 23.3%

15-64 years: 65.7%

> 65 years: 11%

Population growth: 1.05%

Birth rate: 17.59 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 7.1 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.96

Fertility: 1.77 children / woman

Infant mortality: 7.19 ‰

Life expectancy men: 76.67 years

Life expectancy women: 81.14 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: MS

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: MSR

ISO 3166 numeric: 500

Top Level Domain: ms

UN / LOCODE: MS

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Education

Illiteracy: 3%

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The closest international airport to Montserrat is on Antigua.

Winair (WM) (Internet: www.fly-winair.com) connects Montserrat with Antigua and St. Maarten.

KLM (KL) offers flight services to St. Maarten, as do Air France (AF) and Corsair International (SS). Antigua and Barbuda are served by several international airlines, including Lufthansa (LH), British Airways (BA) and Swiss (LX).

Departure fee

US $ 6. Transit travelers who fly on within 24 hours and children under 12 are exempt.

Arrival by ship

A fast ferry runs regularly between Little Bay on Montserrat and Heritage Quay on Antigua (travel time: 1 hour).

ON THE GO

On the way by car / bus

The network of paved roads covers around 200 km and connects all cities. Left-hand traffic. There are 2 petrol stations on Montserrat.

Bus:
Private minibuses run on the island, and excursions are also offered. Minibuses can be flagged up on the street. They usually only run on the island’s main routes.

Taxi:
Fixed prices apply on standard routes, the price should always be inquired in advance. Drivers can also be booked as guides for excursions. Taxis can be flagged up on the street. As a rule, they only drive during the day.

Rental car 
can be booked at the heliport in Gerald’s Bottom, in Little Bay Port or through the hotel. A vehicle with or without a chauffeur may be required. U. included in the room rate.

Documents:
A temporary island driving license can be obtained at the heliport or at the Salem police station on presentation of the national driving license.

Even bicycles can be rented on Montserrat.

Out and about by ship

Yachts can be rented. The largest port is Little Bay, where a new pier has been built.