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"My wife and I visited Montserrat twice before with the first only a few months before the first volcanic activity in 1995. This time we brought eight of our friends with us to enjoy and explore this beautiful island. Getting there is difficult with only small planes or a lousy and unreliable ferry.
Compared to other Caribbean islands Montserrat villas are less expensive and living expenses are modest. We've stayed in villas on other islands that had a full staff and found that in Montserrat we were far more likely to spend the days exploring the island, stopping at a simple roadside barbeque for jerk chicken and beer, returning for a swim in Breezes’ pool, then enjoying a cool drink on the porch before dinner.
One of the few properties in Montserrat that will accommodate 10 people, Breezes is also one of the most elegant. Each of the five bedrooms is comfortable and has views of the Caribbean. There are multiple places to congregate, whether at the pool, the covered porch on the upper floor (our favorite view of the sunset) or the living room. The upstairs kitchen has all the appliances you could ask for and there are plenty of dishes and silverware.
Pickett, the house manager, had pre-stocked the kitchen with our grocery list and ordered us dinner for the first night which he delivered, still warm, so we wouldn't have to shop. He had two cars waiting for us on arrival that we used for the week. While we arrived on separate flights, and two of us by boat, Pickett managed to get us all to the villa with a minimum of delay. He was always available for any assistance we needed. At the end of our week we simply left the cars at the airport with the keys in them.
Breezes is located only minutes from grocery shopping, a 15 minute walk to Woodlands beach, and the start to two of the many hiking trails are right behind the house. Tennis at the local school is less than a mile away. From Breezes you can drive anywhere on the island with a minimum of difficulty although road signs apparently aren't a priority for the Montserrat government. There are no traffic lights, no crowds, and the island is completely safe.
Our advice is to make the effort to get to this beautiful island, and then be as active as you wish or simply relax at this beautiful and comfortable villa. You won’t regret it."
Guest: Eric and PatDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 17, 2015