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Top Choice Museum in Montserrat

Hilltop Coffee House & Family Center

Truly a must stop on any Montserrat visit, this darling nonprofit cafe founded by filmmaker David Lea and his wife Clover does multi-duty as museum, art gallery, community center and de facto tourist office. Have a …
Top Choice Museum in Montserrat

Montserrat Volcano Observatory

Scientists at the MVO keep track of the volcano’s every belch and hiccup. At the interpretation center, an 18-minute documentary by local filmmaker David Lea includes riveting live footage of the eruptions and insig…
Top Choice Caribbean in Montserrat

Pont's Beach View

John Ponteen is a man with a big heart who serves big platters of top Caribbean food – from catch of the day to succulent baby back ribs and spicy Creole chicken. Sit at handcrafted mahogany tables in an enchanted g…
Beach in Montserrat

Rendezvous Bay

Montserrat’s only white sandy beach is a lovely (though facility-free) crescent perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It can only be accessed via a steep 0.7-mile trail from Little Bay. Alternatively, get the…
Caribbean in Montserrat

People’s Place

John’s blue hilltop shack enjoys a cult following among islanders, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when every gathers for beer and a gab. The Caribbean fare is simple, ample and delicious, and served with a…
Viewpoint in Montserrat

Jack Boy Hill

After about a 3-mile drive south along the east coast (from where the main road reaches the coast), the badly battered road turns into the hills and leads to this well-maintained viewpoint with fixed binoculars and …
British in Montserrat

Olveston House Restaurant

At this all-day restaurant in the winter home of the late Sir George Martin you get to tuck into Caribbean-infused English cuisine with a view of the tropical garden. Friday pub nights are great for eavesdropping on…
Caribbean in Montserrat


This canary-yellow food truck parked by the side of the road just before Carr's Bay is a local favorite for bulging sandwiches but also does burgers and fried or grilled chicken or fish. Service tends to be slow as …
Caribbean in Montserrat

Soca Cabana

Dance in the sand at this chilled beach bar, which gets packed for Saturday-night karaoke. The wooden bar was rescued from Sir George Martin’s AIR recording studio.
Caribbean in Montserrat

Hank's Beach Bar

This beach-bum hangout sits right on Isle's Bay Beach at the mouth of the Belham River and gets busy with locals on Sundays. Aside from burgers, chicken and salads, it also has good pizza (sometimes) and a killer le…