Description:Country: Montserrat / World Region: Caribbean
Newest Review: ... There are only a handful of beaches. The best is situated in the residential area of woodlands. Like all, but one, of Montserrat's beaches it has black sand. There is a small picnic and shower area above the cliff, but apart from that there are no other facilities - not that you could want any! Take a good book, a towel and your swimmy's, a little hamper of food and drink and ... more
Customer Montserrat Reviews (1)
by - written on 15/08/00, updated on 31/05/01 (Very useful, 348 readings)
In 1436 Columbus noticed a rather mysterious and wonderful pearshaped island about 40 km off the coast of Antigua. He landed his wee rowing boat (someone said it was a little larger, but I remain sceptical!) and proclaimed, "I shall name this island Montserrat after that awesome monastery on the hills in Spain!" And so Montserrat was named! Years later some British people moved there to govern a few plantations, bringing with them some Irish and African slaves! They nicknamed Montserrat "The Emerald Isle" because it's fertile land reminded them of home - aww sweet. Nowadays most people think of Montserrat as "that place with ... Read the complete review
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