For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Montserrat. The world's far corners are now well within reach.
MONTSERRAT: Dusting Off a Volcano
Fourteen years after Soufrière Hills Volcano first sent pyroclastic debris flying and two-thirds of Montserrat’s population fleeing, the Caribbean island is hanging out its shingle for tourism again. Along the northern (and nonvolcanic) coast, a new airport, hotel, and dive shop are in place to lure visitors to Montserrat’s black-sand beaches and pristine coral reefs. “Montserrat is still the way the Caribbean was 20 years ago,” says Melody Schroer, co-owner of the Green Monkey Dive Shop. “You won’t walk down the beach and get asked if you want your hair braided.” Green Monkey’s new multisport trip puts you on the front lines of the island’s resurgence.