You are invited to participate in a legend: If you drink the waters from this burn, to Montserrat you will return.
Drink the clear clean water from the drinking fountain at Runaway Ghaut. Rainwater flows down lush mountains along deep ravines. If your ideal vacation includes taking it easy in a picture-perfect location
, slow down and visit the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. A two-hour ferry ride from Antigua
will bring you to an Emerald Isle
in the Caribbean Island
, with an Irish culture. The St. Patrick’s Festival lasts for a week, and includes a celebration of African and European heritage. This is the week where you can go back to simpler times: fly a kite; spin a top, listen to a good story and hear string-band music accompanied by the sound of a mouth organ.
Enjoy yourself on the northern part of the island and walk at an unhurried pace along secluded beaches
. Perhaps you will see an iguana among the rocks. Snorkel among the reefs. Rent a glass-bottomed kayak. Scuba dive near Little Bay or head out to the uninhabited island of Redonda, 25 miles west of Montserrat, and you will see six-foot barrel sponges and Stingrays. Try your hand at a deep-sea fishing excursion.
The active Soufriere Hills volcano is in the southern area.
Island living now takes place in the northern end around Sweeneys, Brades, Carr’s Bay and Little Bay. Browse in the small shops found along the way. Locally made clothing may include the national-dress Madras pattern, a plaid of green and yellow
. Add guava jelly and hot pepper sauce to your list of things to buy and add local flavour to a meal prepared in the kitchen of your vacation rental accommodation. Stay in villa rentals with spectacular ocean views. There are some vacation rentals with spacious living accommodations cooled by the trade winds.
Are you looking for a villa rental large enough for your family? Villas with sea views are idyllic accommodations. Some villa rentals also have their own swimming pools surrounded by lush gardens. Vacation rentals in various budgets and styles are available with Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
: cabins, cottages, apartments, a condo rental in a city, or one of the condo rentals in a summer or winter resort town. See the photos that are included with each accommodation. Stay in an inviting privately-owned vacation rental instead of staying in hotel lodging.