Resources

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/montserrat) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

Montserrat Tourist Board (www.visitmontserrat.com) Official website with comprehensive background and to-do information.

Montserrat Volcano Observatory (www.montserratvolcanoobservatory.info) Has information on current hazard levels.

Hiking Trail Map (http://malhe.gov.ms/centrehills/docs/CH%20Trail%20Map-final3.pdf) Map published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Housing, Lands and Environment.

What to Take

  • Multi-plug adapter
  • Bug repellent, sunblock and sun hat
  • Plastic resealable bags for keeping phones, passports and other items dry on boat trips, hikes or in the rain
  • Prescription medicines
  • A mask and a snorkel
  • Good hiking shoes

What to Wear

Basically, anything you want. Montserrat is super casual and there's no need to dress up – ever. Skip skimpy threads away from the beach, though.

A good thin waterproof jacket that you can easily slip over your clothes then pack away again is useful for the tropical downpours.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company of where you'll be traveling
  • Arrange for travel insurance