The diving options in Montserrat just got even better. Not only does the island boast 13 miles of coastline that is home to a plethora of unexplored, exotic marine life, it now features a new lodge, Diver’s Haven. In celebration of its grand opening in early March, Diver’s Haven is offering packages that start as low as $389 per person, based on double occupancy, and include accommodations for five nights with three days of two tank dives.
Budget conscious divers and non-divers alike will enjoy the location, amenities and laid-back atmosphere of Diver’s Haven. The hotel features six bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms, that offer spectacular views of the Soufriere Hills Volcano and Old Road Bay Beach. A fully equipped kitchen is at guests’ disposal as well as laundry facilities, Internet access and CD/DVD library. Guests can enjoy meals after a full day at sea in the elegant dining room or covered garden nook patio where continental breakfast and all day tea and coffee are provided. After (or before) dinner drinks along with convivial conversation can be had at the lodge’s honour bar.
Diver’s Haven works closely with Sea Wolf Diving School to provide affordable scuba diving packages, snorkeling trips and boat tours. Guided hikes, bird watching and volcano viewing can also be arranged. Non-diver room rates are $50 per night per room. Group rates are available. For more information and to make reservations, call 664-496-0310 or visit www.divers-haven.com
Montserrat, a lush green and mountainous island of approximately 39 square miles, lies in the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands. Known fondly as the “Emerald Isle” of the Caribbean, this pear-shaped island is a traveler’s paradise for nature lovers, divers, adventurers, family and villa vacationers, and honeymooners. The former capital city, Plymouth, lies buried in volcanic ash, a transformation that likens this British overseas territory to a modern day Pompeii, while in contrast, the rest of island flourishes, boasting green mountains, world-class nature trails, deserted dark sand beaches, untouched reefs and a quiet, friendly charm reminiscent of the way the Caribbean used to be.
For more information on Montserrat and its breathtaking scenery and unspoiled, unpolluted coral and volcanic vistas, visit www.visitmontserrat.com