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Major cities and airports in Montserrat
- Brades: John A. Osborne Airport
Time and Communication
Montserrat operates on Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). The territory does not observe daylight saving time. Montserrat has good cell phone coverage, with the main mobile operators being Cable & Wireless and Digicel, ensuring good call quality.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Montserrat is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of approximately 2.7 XCD to 1 USD. While the island accepts US dollars, change will typically be given in the local currency. Credit cards are commonly accepted in most places, with Visa and MasterCard being the most widely recognized. Operating hours for currency exchange offices usually follow standard business hours.
Taxis are a common form of transportation in Montserrat, along with car rental services. The island doesn’t have a public bus service, so taxis and rental cars provide the most convenient way to travel.
- Montserrat Volcano Observatory: The observatory offers a unique chance to learn about the active Soufrière Hills Volcano and has an excellent viewing balcony.
- Plymouth: The former capital city, now partially buried under volcanic ash, can be visited on guided tours.
- Rendezvous Bay: Montserrat’s only white sand beach is a beautiful, quiet spot for relaxation.
- Jack Boy Hill: A viewpoint on the eastern side of the island that offers panoramic views of destroyed areas from the volcanic eruptions.
- Centre Hills: A nature reserve home to many of Montserrat’s endemic species, offering excellent opportunities for hiking and bird watching.