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Although there’s no shortcut to get to Montserrat, it’s actually pretty easy. Both airline and ferry service depart from our closest neighbour, Antigua. Choose a flight from your city to Antigua, and then book a 20-minute flight from there to Montserrat. Alternatively, as a less expensive option, you may book the ferry: at minimum, a 90-minute ride. No shortcut, but no regrets either.
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I highly recommend this tour. Sun is an informative and entertaining guide and covered everything I wanted to see and more, providing interesting background and helping me better understand what... read more the island was like at different points of history right up to the present day - including on migration, battles, the economy, social issues, music, nature and of course the impacts of the volcano. He was also kind, flexible to my interests/requests and good company.
Sunny provides a wonderful tour of a mystical island. He’s incredible prompt and professional - he was there before we arrived and patiently waited for our COVID test per Montserrat... read more protocol. He provided drinks and at drop off made sure everything was ok with our flight check in (we day tripped from Antigua).
Once on tour, he took us to view points, historical sites, exclusion zone and more and gave us good knowledge as well.
We would 100% recommend this tour.
Where ever you choose to vacation on the Island of Montserrat, be sure to find Sunny and book a tour at Sun's Montserrat Island Tours. He is happy to custom... read more design a tour to match your wishes. A day-long exploration of the island is a great introduction you should not forego.
Sunny took us out to Plymouth and the sight of the volcano, with a few stops along the way. Great place for lunch, great 'hilltop cafe ' visit... read more You won't be dissapointed
Short version: We would do it all again! Enjoyable day excursion with engaging guide who shares wealth of knowledge about the island and it’s dramatic history. Picked us... read more up and dropped us off at our doorstep! Very attune to interests of his customers. Nice job weaving humor and technology into the guided tour! Just do it! It’s a great way to see/learn plenty and get an idea of what you might want to explore more on your own afterwards.
We booked this tour ahead of our cruise instead on a more expensive excursion from the ship (Windstar Star Pride) and were extremely glad we did. Sun is a great... read more guide, knows the island well and has connections you wouldn’t get with any other tour. Besides seeing the buried city as everyone wants to we were treated to his parents visitor center/coffee house and a tour and video at the Monserrat Volcano Observation center. The video was made by Sun’s father and Sun helped in post production. It has been used by National Geographic and is an amazing thing to see. Someone else on the island reported while everyone else was running away from the exploding volcano he was running toward it.
The coffee shop is run as a non profit. Sun’s dad, David Lea, gives a tour of not only volcano information and his baseball memories (Toledo Mudhens) but extensive history and memorabilia of Air Studios Monserrat where 76 albums were recorded by virtually every superstar from the late 1970s to 1980s. The owner of the studio was Sir George Martin who produced the Beatles. One wall of the coffee shop is covered with album covers and there is a stack of those that wouldn’t fit. Across the room are two tables from the studio covered under glass with pictures of all the greats who recorded there.
We also saw Paul McCartney’s and George Martin’s homes on the island. The latter is where the studio was and is now used as a bed and breakfast.
These are just the highlights of a great 6 hour tour. By all means take this tour if you can! Don’t be scared off by warnings from the cruise excursion people about being asked for more money half way through. Sun is a great guide.
Maximum on this tour is 4 people.
It's truly the best tour experience I've ever had (I'm over 45yrs, to provide some context). I can't say enough amazing things about the experience. It was educational... read more largely because the guide (Sun) is such an amazing, warm and knowledgeable person. I was amazed at how drawn in I was throughout the entire tour. His depth of knowledge is remarkable. And he's incredibly accommodating. We asked about places where we might find local produce...instead of recommending, Sun took us there to shop during the tour. We mentioned at the start that we might not be able to do the entire tour because one of our kids needs his nap...Sun's response..."No problem. Whenever nap time surfaces, I'll drop you home and we can resume when they wake." The learning during the tour was great, observing Sun answer question after question with such detail, his friendliness and warmth, and his professionalism was awesome. Although you're not reminded of the "professionalism" becasue within minutes of getting into his pristine van, it feels like you're reconnecting with an old friend. Sun is a master at his craft. Visit the Hilltop Coffee House and you'll meet Sun's Dad David, at which point you'll see where Sun get's his talent for communicating and captivating an audience. Well done Sun...my family and I thank you sincerely for the experience you delivered. Blessings to you and your family!
What a wonderful, rich and educational experience! Thanks to Sun, although not born in Montserrat but who arrived at the age of 1!:), for sharing his precious current time and... read more also taking us back in time to tell us and show us how his the place he calls home looked like when he grew up and has lived for the past 40 years - thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Sun's personality, knowledge, both driving (although I drove a lot in St Lucia, Grenada and Dominica I was happy that for once I am not the one driving:P) and entertaining skills (he has pictures how place we visit before which you had seen probably here but trust me they add up so much to the experience, he also has some sounds/audio background in various areas of the island, not to mention that he has a really cool personality and shares jokes and funny ideas for pictures; and when he says that you can take a picture of a toilet, trust me that one is no joke, that is actually a great shot!), I mean seriously this guy is a full package, the real deal if you want to visit Montserrat.
I just can't recommend him enough - we have been traveling through Caribbeans a lot and we always explore each island we visit but I have never been shared this type of so personal and "intimate" knowledge and background of someones past and their home - the pictures don't give it justice, you have to go and experience Montserrat and feel it on the ground, go with Sun!
We first went to the Look Out, then on the way to the Hilltop Cafe (it's the real deal), then stopped on the way to Volcano Observatory at the Montserrat National Trust, from there we went to Richmond Hill and then to Plymouth - the modern day Pompeii, which is a very fitting nickname 🙂 after that we went back north to Little Bay and took a nice drive up towards the Silver Hill to have a last nice look at the Montserrat from up high! Absolutely loved the day! Thank you Sun!
TIP: Sun is super flexible, if you haven't had a breakfast due to early departure from Antigua or other place you are coming from simply ask to stop for a quick bite before you head out to explore the island. Also, we decided on picking up some small snacks and passing on lunch to accommodate more time on exploring the island.
TIP: there are some stops for local souvenirs and also the small tiny store right by the airport as the local Bush Rum made in Dominica 😛
I cannot speak highly enough of Sun's tour. He is born and raised on Montserrat and is very knowledgeable. He makes the tour very interesting and fun. Very nice, clean... read more van with air conditioning and it was easy to get in/out of. The trip was easy to book on their website and both he and his wife are responsive to emails. We had a Private Van (just the four of us). His van can seat seven adult size passengers. I would rate this tour as the #1 thing to do on Montserrat. Be sure to include a trip into the exclusion zone, Plymouth.
Many people come to Montserrat from Antigua for the day, and a tour with Sun is a fantastic exploration of the island if that is the time you have. We... read more however were staying on the island for a couple of weeks, had hired a car, and already seen a few places. We were prepared for the eventuality that Sun might just cover some things we'd already seen, and decided we'd just go with the flow. However Sun is such an interested, engaging, listening and accommodating soul (as well as being utterly professional) that once he knew where we'd been, he simply took us to where he knew we hadn't, finding nooks and crannies along the way and dropping hints of where we might find interesting to explore on our own.
Montserrat is such a friendly, warm place that Suns warm, friendly character is just 'normal' - but we should emphasise that Sun goes above and beyond and really we felt we'd simply spent a day with an old friend. He even popped back to our accommodation to drop off a camera lens cap which he knew was ours - think of a similar experience in any city around the world! We cannot recommend Sun (it isn't Sunny, as I saw in other posts) highly enough. The trip to Plymouth for us was spine tingling, sad and nostalgic all at the same time. Sun brought this to life in a personal way that only someone who had lived here throughout could.
If you're visiting Montserrat - this is the island tour to do!