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The "Emerald Isle of the Caribbean",Montserrat
, is a non-traditional travel destination.
Nearly two-thirds of the island was devastated by a series of volcanic eruptions in the mid-1990's, including the capital city of Plymouth. New developments have risen, and the major hubs of activities are now centered in the north-west end of the island in Brades, Carr's Bay, Little Bay and Sweeneys.
Sometimes referred to as the modern-day Pompeii, tours of the devastated areas are available by boat.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there is plenty to do, including bird watching, hiking the trails of the Centre Hills, turtle watching on the black sandy beaches, plus water adventures of diving, snorkeling, fishing or kayaking.
One of the most popular spots to visit is the Runaway Ghaut, where people can drink the legendary cool spring water. The legend says "If you drink the waters from this burn, to Montserrat you will return". And, many people do just that.
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