Montserrat is one of those rare tourism destinations where a sizzling flow of lava from an active volcano is part of sightseeing schedule. The Soufriere Hills at Montserrat is one such hillock on earth that is experiencing eruption uninterruptedly since 1995. Otherwise, to get the best of this Caribbean island, you can also take a stroll by the enticing black-sanded beaches or driving along winding mountain roads and touch the fluffy clouds. An extension of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, Montserrat is a typical tropical island over the Caribbean Sea. This single island entity is part of the Leeward Islands and is spread over an area of 100 sq km. The island topography is dominated by volcanic mountains with small coastal lowlands.
Officially addresed as the Crown Colony of Montserrat, the island also boasts of a title of “the Emerald Island of the Caribbean” due to the Irsish resemblance in its geography and demography. The British were the first settlers of the Montserrat after Columbus discovered and christened it in 1493. Until 1956, it was a division of the Leeward Islands and remained a member of the Federation of the West Indies till the organisation’s dissolution. Today, Montserrat is recognised as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.