Island of Montserrat

Relax & Unwind in Montserrat

Island of Montserrat

Discover the Caribbean Islands – and all it has to offer

Are you considering your first ever visit to Montserrat in the Caribbean? This page provides a brief overview of Montserrat for first timers, including maps of the surrounding islands, and live webcams to view the scenic views and current weather.

Island of Montserrat Map

The pear-shaped island of Montserrat is best known for its thriving coral reefs and its caves along the coastline. These caves are home to many species of bats, and efforts are underway to monitor and protect the ten species of bats from extinction. Montserrat is located about 27 miles (43 km) southwest of Antigua and about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Guadeloupe.

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The stunning volcanic landscapes, immaculate beaches, and rich cultural legacy of Montserrat are well-known. Even though the island was badly damaged by volcanic activity in the 1990s, it has recovered well and now provides a wide range of tourist activities. Explore Plymouth, the capital city that has been abandoned and is referred to be the “Pompeii of the Caribbean” because of the damage caused by volcanic eruptions. Discover the city’s eerie ruins, which include streets and houses that have been submerged, and see the exhibits on the history and volcanic activity of the island at the Montserrat National Trust Museum. Visit the Montserrat Cultural Centre in Little Bay to immerse yourself in the island nation’s cultural legacy fully. Attend cultural events and performances, explore exhibits on local music, art, and history, and discover the island’s African, Irish, and Carib origins.

One of Montserrat’s most exquisite and unspoiled beaches, Rendezvous Beach, invites you to unwind on its remote shores. Take a dip in the azure waters, laze on the powder-soft white sand, and have picnics while taking in views of the nearby islands. Explore the brilliant coral reefs, colorful marine life, and undersea volcanic formations by diving or snorkeling in the crystal-clear seas surrounding Montserrat. Visit Little Bay, Montserrat’s new capital, which is situated on the island’s northwest coast, to cap off your holiday. Discover the vibrant waterfront district, peruse neighborhood stores and markets, and savor waterfront cuisine at eateries with views of the Caribbean Sea.

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Live Webcams

View live webcams in Montserrat and check the current weather, beach activity and enjoy outstanding scenic views and spectacular sunsets. It’s not the same as being here but it’s a great way to daydream from far away!

What Is Montserrat Best Known for?

Unique Facts About Montserrat & Why It Should Be On Your Destination Bucket List!

  • The island became famously known as the “Emerald Isle of the Caribbean” due to the astonishing resemblance of its cliffs and coastline.
  • Hidden within the mountain of Montserrat is more than 100 caves.
  • The small island is home to many exotic animals, such as the Leatherback sea turtle.
  • Montserrat is famous for its lush tropical rainforests and extraordinary natural beauty.
  • The Black Madonna statue is one of the most significant historical attractions at Montserrat Monastery.
  • Goat water is the national dish of Montserrat, a tasty stew made from the meat of the male goat, often served with bread and rice.
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    Map of Island of Montserrat

    Island of Montserrat Average Temperatures

    Use this weather chart as a guide to view the average air and ocean temperatures in Montserrat.

    The average air temperature in the summer varies between 85-90 degrees. The spring and fall varies between 80-85 degrees. The average air temperature in the winter varies between 75-80 degrees.

    Even during the warmest days, you can expect a slight to moderate ocean breeze to temper the heat. The temperature variations in the Caribbean are surprisingly minimal.

    Hurricane season starts in June, ends in November, and peaks in September. Keep up with the latest weather forecasts and warnings from local authorities.

    Average Monthly Temperatures

    Average High Average Low Average Ocean Temp

    Average high, low and ocean temperatures in Montserrat. Sources: Accuweather,, NOAA