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  • Has to be one of the best views on the St Thomas

    "We were looking for a relaxing vacation with a great view. Papaya Ridge meet all those requirements and more. The Villa is near the end of a quiet road which provided privacy and tranquility. The unit is set up exactly as shown on their web site. We spend hours on the deck each day soaking up the sun and looking at the passing boats, turtles, fish and distant islands. We rented a car for the week (a car is a must because of the Villa location) and explored St Thomas and went snorkeling at many of the beaches. We even took the car ferry over to St Johns for some lunch and snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay (Best of the trip). The many close restaurants, to include Latitude 18, gave us the casual "island" meals we desired. The owners were awesome and answered all our questions before and after we arrived to include the best places to eat and shop. We are already talking about going back."
    Guest: Anne B. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 2014
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  • Fabulous place to stay and enjoy Grand Cayman!

    "Castaway Lodge is an exceptional value in one of the most beautiful settings possible. You enjoy your own private stretch of beach. Try to do that on Seven Mile Beach! The lodge is new and beautifully appointed. The owners have left no detail unattended to, from kitchen gear to beach towels to a phone where you can make local calls. The grounds of Turtle Nest are immaculate and peaceful. My wife and I have been to Grand Cayman many times. The Lodge is the best place we have stayed hands down. We give it a solid six stars for value, and we can't wait to return again. You will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Vacation house

    "Lovely, well maintained villa. Comfortable beds. Beautiful yard. Staff is kind and helpful. We could get fresh seafood and coconut water by asking. Beach is beautiful, but it is 10 - 15 minutes walking. We very much enjoyed our stay."
    Guest: Katie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
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  • Fantastic Holiday

    "We had a fantastic family holiday in Bermuda staying at Freshwinds. Debbie and Nathan were brilliant hosts and helped us sort out transfers to the house with Cal. The house was clean, well furnished and stocked with basic essentails (washing up liquid, soap,toilet rolls etc..) Cal even did a basic shop for us to get us through the first night as our flight was delayed. The house is well positioned for exploring the whole island...the only down side is that the local bus( route 4) finishes to Spanish point at 6pm but you can hire scooters or use taxis. We loved exploring the Lighthouse, Horseshoe Bay beach, the Railway walking trail but especially going out on Ana Luna Nathan's catamaran...fantastic!! The bus stop is 2 minutes walk away and a local convenience store only 10 minutes. All in all.... a great holiday, on a fantastic island in a lovely house."
    Guest: HelsBels Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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Montserrat Travel Tips

Attractions and Activities near Montserrat Vacation Rentals

Possibly Montserrat's most well-known attraction is the Soufriere Hills Volcano. After centuries of lying dormant, it started spewing volcanic ash in the early 1900s. Five years later, in 1997, a volcanic eruption resulted in pyroclastic flows down the volcano's northeastern slopes. This resulted in the closure of the WH Bramble Airport and widespread evacuation of the local inhabitants. Today, there is an exclusion zone which prohibits access to the volcano and its surrounding area; however, there are several viewing points where you can see the active volcano.

The city of Plymouth which was once is capital is now just an ash-covered ghost town. Unfortunately, it falls within the exclusion zone so it is not possible to visit the site. The best viewing points are at Jack Boy Hill and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. To get a view of Plymouth, you can go to Garibaldi Hill. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory not only monitors the volcanoes activity; it also provides information to the public. It is well worth visiting.

Montserrat has many natural attractions which are safe and accessible on the northern side of the island. One of the more popular ways to explore is on bicycle. There are also several hiking and trekking trails. The lush forested terrain in the central region is known for its abundant bird life. Birdwatching enthusiasts can see if they can spot the rare national bird, the Montserrat Oriole. Along the coast, you can enjoy the experience of turtle watching. There are several beaches where Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles come ashore to nest. Access to these beaches is limited but you can join up with an organized guided trek.

Montserrat has pristine coral reefs and excellent diving conditions. Scuba divers rank this island as one of the Caribbean's top diving destinations. Dive charters can be arranged with one of the local operators. For those who don't have a diving certification, you can enjoy the shallower reefs on snorkeling excursions. Sailing is another popular activity and yacht charters can be easily arranged.

Getting to Montserrat Villas

The major international airport on Montserrat was closed following the spate of volcanic eruptions that took place in the 1990s. As a result larger commercial aircraft cannot land on Montserrat. To get to Montserrat, you need to get a commercial flight to neighboring Antigua. From there, you can get a ferry or flight across to Montserrat. A local airline operates daily flights in 19-seater jet prop aircraft. Various charter flights are available as alternatives if you cannot get on the scheduled flights. The ferry from Antigua leaves from St. John and takes approximately 90 minutes. Travelers are required to check in at least 90 minutes prior to departure. A maximum of two bags per person is allowed and luggage has to be checked in. The ferry operates Monday to Saturday and has at least one departure a day in either direction. Ferry tickets can be reserved through the local tourist office in Antigua or through many of the local tour operators.

Visitors to Montserrat Resort Rentals

Montserrat attracts visitors who have a strong interest in nature and outdoor exploring. The island has wealth of natural attractions which is a delight for nature lovers. Scuba divers and sailing enthusiasts are attracted to the island's ocean treasures.

Seasons to Visit Caribbean Vacation Rentals on Montserrat

The peak travel season is from December to April. Typically, the temperatures are milder and the climate is drier at this time of year. Many visitors from North America and Europe like to escape their colder winter climates and enjoy some tropical sunshine at this time of year.

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