Little islands they may be, but the Montserrat are full of bounties and attractions that interest every tourist. Located in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, they are made up of three main islands. The largest and most developed of which is the Grand Cayman.
A popular tourist destination is the Seven Mile Beach. It is a beautiful stretch of white sand that curls around the West of the island. The water is ideal for swimming and snorkelling because the water is calm and clear. It is the most populated beach resort, but despite the numerous tourists who enjoy soaking up the sun, it is large enough to accommodate everybody who visits here. From the name itself, it is a seven mile beach ready to embrace thousands of tourists.
The Stingray City and Sand Bar is another beach attraction in the Montserrat. It is a snorkelling site located in the North Sound. It is promoted as a mandatory must see for water sport enthusiasts. The clear shallow waters are commonly occupied by friendly stingray. Boat tours take
snorkelers and divers to swim with and feed the stingrays with bits of squid. The most amazing thing is that these stingrays allow swimmers and divers to actually touch them.
The Montserrat is also famous because of its Turtle Farm. This is suitable for tourists who are fond of turtles or even those who just appreciate wildlife. According to legend, there were so many turtles that the islands looked like they were covered with rocks. It is home to 16, 000 turtles ranging in size from six ounces to 600 pound each. The farms main priority is to maintain an ideal breeding environment. It promotes the preservation of turtles that come to the Montserrat.
Another place to see that is popular amongst tourist is Pedro St. James Castle. It is the islands oldest surviving building. The house is touted as the islands birthplace of democracy. It is quarried from native stone and coral stone. It has been restored as a historic site. It has pineapples, bananas and other provision surrounding the castle. The adjacent acres are covered with luxuriant tropical plants, palm lined walkways and a splendid manicured great lawn giving a fantastic view over the Caribbean.
The Montserrat are mainly famous for their beaches and sea life, however The Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park is one exception. For botanists or those wanting a peaceful walk, then this Park is the answer. It is a well-marked mile-long trail winds through lush, easy terrain, featuring almost 300 native species. It has the variety of rose, hibiscus and orchids. These appear most beautiful during late May and early June. The blue iguana, bird life that includes parrots, herons, coots and the rare West Indian Whistling are among the main attractions in the park.